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I have been working at Howard S. Wright Construction full-time (More than a year)RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
You could call them fox hole friendships, but the people I met and the relationships that have been formed are for life. This company employs some true aces ! Great collaborative experience as well as the opportunity to run on your own. The transition from Howard S. Wright to Balfourbeatty has been rough for the "old guard" but I believe this will make for a much more sophisticated and powerful construction management team from Seattle in the north to San Diego and Arizona in the south. Throughout the West Region this company is poised to grab a larger share of many markets by initial brand recognition (HSW) and deeper financial/management resources (BBC). HSW/BBC will be one of the top 5 companies within a couple years.
On this particular project, senior management doesn't seem to trust their middle management team to manage change orders. Absolutely everything is micromanaged down to the penny. No one knows what the budgets are and senior management is not sharing. It is very difficult to get a change order signed; incredibly frustrating.
Advice to Management
Understand that open communication fosters better relationships. Be transparent with project controls and let your PM's do their job on their own. Stop trying to get employee compliance through fear tactics. A well treated employee will go to war for you whereas a beat down, constantly berated employee will let the enemy in.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at Howard S. Wright Construction (Seattle, WA) in June 2014.
Interview took place via the internet with a three member panel. The panel comprised of a project engineer, a project manager and a Vice President of Operations. Questions were fair and relative to job qualifications.
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Howard S. Wright (HSW) got its start in the state of Washington and today offers design/build, general contracting, and construction management services across the western US, including Alaska and Hawaii. The firm specializes in commercial, industrial, and institutional projects both small and large, ranging from $5,000 to $50 million. It has worked on Seattle's Space Needle and the Phoenix International Raceway, as well as apartments, hospitals, hotels, office buildings, parking garages, retail centers, schools, and aerospace and high-tech facilities. Founded in ...