Barton Malow Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. Great Place - for now

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Michigan in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Michigan in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Barton Malow full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work on various types of projects. Lot's of good people that make the work day an enjoyment. 3

    Cons

    The co-workers have always been one of the best parts of working at Barton Malow. Lot's of quality people who all pull their own weight, until recently when the company went on a hiring spree. Many people are being hired who do not fit the culture, and would have never been hired two years ago. This is upsetting many great employees and causing them to leave.

    Advice to Management

    A competitive job market is causing lots of good people to seek employment elsewhere, and many of the new people are not of the Barton Malow caliber. The incentive comp program is my biggest gripe. It's a standardized system set up to consistently pay out the minimums; to which management and HR feel they need to discuss with everyone all the time. I'd rather not hear about the program, then maybe the surprise when it came would actually feel like a bonus.


  2. Some good some bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barton Malow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of work out there

    Cons

    Too many family members. Everyone is related to someone.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency within workers. Fairness to all employees.


  3. Overall good company, great people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Estimator in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Estimator in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Barton Malow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of diversity in types of jobs you work on. The people they hire are really good solid people. Overall in the Detroit area of you're in construction, this is the best place to work.

    Cons

    Very very top heavy. Company structure tends to look more like an upside down triangle. If your goal is to one day become a director good luck. Not easy to do if you don't know or become "friends" with the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your nondirector non Vice President employees and realize their value. They're the ones who really understand what's going on and are actually doing the work.


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  5. Construction Management Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barton Malow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, really felt like I was part of the team.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little unguided and got a little bored.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it the way it is.


  6. Working as a Project Engineer at Barton Malow is rewarding in so many ways.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Barton Malow full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Appreciation of employees, strong values and company culture, endless career opportunities

    Cons

    Relocating for new projects, long hours


  7. Interesting

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barton Malow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Company has gone through a lot of change


  8. Great Employee/USA Owned CM Firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barton Malow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upper management, all the way up to the president(s) make a point to not only meet but know about their employees. Barton Malow goes after some of the coolest projects in the country. Very innovative when it comes to technology. All-around great place to work!

    Cons

    Incentives are sub-bar. Health has high deductible/co-pay and annual bonuses are a set percentage regardless of how well you can pull through on your project. If an owner offers a project team a bonus, you're not allowed to accept it.


  9. Great Company with Great Values!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barton Malow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Empowers employees to their work
    - Fantastic Career Opportunities
    - Opportunity for Growth
    - Supports Technology Applications
    - Flatter Structure than most Large Construction Firms
    - Built on a Foundation of Integrity
    - Good Reputation in the Marketplace
    - Transparent with information including financials
    - Regular communication from senior management

    Cons

    - Needs to focus on middle managers growth opportunities more
    - Geography of work is confusing at times in terms of who is in charge

    Advice to Management

    Continue to Share information with employees to help them do their jobs better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    It was a great company to work for until the downturn in the construction industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barton Malow full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has and works to maintain integrity.

    Cons

    They advocate out of the box thinking but sometimes view that as not conforming to corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    Experienced workers are being cast off and replaced with inexperienced workers. Tread carefully or you may lose clients.


  11. Helpful (1)

    very good company that is family oriented

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Barton Malow full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with quality people within the organization.

    Cons

    Depending on the project, there can be a high turnover ratio.



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