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30+ days ago

Concrete Batch Plant Operator

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Fort Worth, TX

Thorough knowledge of all aspects of concrete batching technology, equipment, methods and safety is required. Candidate must have excellent… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Equipment Operator

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Houston, TX

by equipment type include but are not limited to the following: Backhoe Operator is responsible for excavating ditches and structures, laying pipe… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Laborers

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Houston, TX +2 locations

include: • Performs tasks involving the use of their hands and hand tools such as tying rebar, cutting, using pneumatic and electrical power tools… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

2015 Summer Intern - Engineering or Construction Management

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. San Antonio, TX +3 locations

Assist field engineers/project managers and/or estimating and scheduling departments on a construction project either at a project site or divisional… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Concrete Finisher

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Houston, TX

include but are not limited to: • Signals concrete deliverer to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete. • Moves discharge chute of truck to… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Project Engineer - LAX Airport

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

• Structural observation and insepction of pre-engineered falsework/shoring installation • Temporary shoring or falsework design… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Mudman - Foundation Drilling

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Houston, TX

• 2+ years of experience within the oilfield or foundation drilling industry working with mud systems… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Carpenter

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Draper, UT

Include: • Follow safety rules at all times. • Full cooperation with the Superintendent, Foreman and Subs at all times. • Knowledge and ability to… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Project Analyst

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Houston, TX

/ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Leadership of project financial planning and WBS design • Coordination and modeling of project cost and revenue… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Survey Manager

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. San Antonio, TX

• Provide technical assistance and leadership to machine control operations and grade checking personnel. • Prepare, verify… Glassdoor


Sterling Construction Reviews

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Sterling Construction CEO Peter E. MacKenna
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    A culture of gunslingers, nepotism and inefficiency

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sterling Construction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice people work here. The vision to take these smaller companies and make something larger and cohesive is admirable, but too many strong personalities at the tops of those companies want to keep their independence. They try and create a good work environment with Starbucks coffee machines and weekly food, but depending on what office you are in that can range from a cheerfully efficient atmosphere to absolutely dreary and dismal. The two brightest spots in the Sterling "Family" are J.Banicki Construction in Arizona and Ralph L. Wadsworth in Utah. If your position is in these office you'll be much happier than all of the other offices.

    Cons

    There is a very cowboy attitude and atmosphere at Sterling Construction. A do-it-yourself with duct tape and elbow grease in a very "Texas" sort of way, and it is a Texas Corporation. The plus is that there's dedicated people, but they don't necessarily do their job right and it doesn't build a good foundation for future work.

    Sterling Construction has very poor benefits, and poor explanation of benefits. I never got any information on the vision I was paying for without prompting HR, and the health benefits are the bare minimum. I also had issues with Payroll, generally if anyone made any changes to direct deposit, tax withholding they could expect to not be correct the first time and it would take weeks if not months to correct. The IT department is also a wreck. You can't get anyone on the phone when you have a problem most of the time, and they seem to ignore work-stopping issues on people's computers. There is a lot of dysfunction in this place.

    Nepotism runs rampant at Sterling Construction. I can count at least 5 hires that are directly related to Presidents or C-title employees that seemed to not even have to compete for their jobs. A program was put in place once all of these relatives were hired for these "Young Leaders" so that they could further pad their resumes. The only people in this program with the excepttion of one person were sons and daughters of the upper management. It was all very blatant and disgusting. I wouldn't want to be up for promotion against any of them.

    On the actual construction end of things, Sterling Construction has 15 CPAs and 2 Engineers. It's absolutely backwards for a construction company and I honestly don't know how they build things with all those accountants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say you want to attract the best employees? Prove it with real benefits. Quit hiring your kids, you're not helping them in the long term by allowing them to bypass job competition. Start rewarding people that create strong, repeatable processes that create a good foundation for your business. Get rid of those gunslingers that think that "It's always been done this way".

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