Baker Concrete

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Baker Concrete Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
22 Reviews
2.9
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not too bad

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    Current Employee - Formwork Detailer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Formwork Detailer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Concrete full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly group of hardworking people.

    Cons

    Limited career paths, Lack of upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Baker Concrete full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    lots of travel
    good people

    Cons

    No raises no bonus no reviews

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed feelings

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    Current Employee - Drafter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drafter in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Concrete full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A few good people.

    Cons

    Unorganized, poor communication, lots of time spent redoing work because of lack of structure. Hot tempers and unprofessional at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Baker Concrete full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hard working employees, good construction environment, task oriented

    Cons

    Travel, hours can be lengthy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    baker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Concrete full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    travel hard work outside use tools

    Cons

    layoffs hot outside conditions low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Strong values, glad they've stayed private

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Baker Concrete full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits; promote fast if you work hard; Dan Baker is very humble and very involved. Baker tried hard to keep the staff robust through the downturn but they were up against a changing economy. They offered to relocate me out of state which was more than I expected.

    Cons

    Construction is a tough industry. Baker has the same challenges any construction company does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, I know of no other form contractor that offers such a feeling of professionalism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hires out of state because of high wages in statr

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    Current Employee - Carpenter in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Baker Concrete full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They do take care of upper management

    Cons

    Being a field hand, you know how expendable you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your field hands better. Give them fair wages comparable to the area you send them to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great learning experience for those starting out in this trade

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Concrete full-time

    Pros

    all over the country
    big projects

    Cons

    pay scale
    relationship between corp. and field staff nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your co-workers and you may see most are willing to give a little if upper management took time and put forth a little effort of getting to know your own people. Giving a little more money instead of taking it from them would help with relations and success also.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Make sure you get everything in writing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Baker Concrete full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you need a job they will hire you!

    Cons

    Make sure you get everything in writing for every year you WORK or you will only get it the first year. They will slowly cut your pay and benefits. They do this to everyone don't be fooled if they hire you. Make Sure it's in writing for the duration of your employment with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for a job, bad for a career

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Concrete full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family run business where the owners have an overwhelming sense of responsibility for each employee. Compensate their employees very well relative to their true contributions and/ or market value.

    Cons

    From an organizational standpoint there is a complete lack of leadership at all levels. While the owners care about their employees, they are unable to figure out how to transition the company from a family run business to a professional organization. New ideas are welcome so long as you leave them at the door when you arrive. They talk about vision and strategy but do not know how to define or implement either. These factors, along with many others, mean baker is a place to get a job but not a place where you can build a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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