Clark Construction Group

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Clark Construction Group Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
68 Reviews
3.7
68 Reviews
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Robert Moser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Clark has great people to work with which makes the days go by faster and make them more fun (in 5 reviews)

  • Opportunity to work on high profile, glamorous projects (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Very poor work/life balance (don't listen to how much they preach, it's nonsense) (in 7 reviews)

  • Your work long hours and you are pushed to the limit (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Accountant in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good healthcare plan and average 401k plan. Headquarters is in good location (Bethesda), therefore easily accessible from DC, NOVA and Montgomery County, MD or PG county, MD. "Well-intentioned" management, although conservative and somewhat frugal.

    Cons

    Below average salary. Somewhat conservative management due to closely-held ownership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Experience depends on where in the company you work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large Company with diverse work. Good benefits. Corporate leadership seems to really care about the company core values and treating employees well.

    Cons

    Experiences can greatly vary depending on where you work in the company. Those hired as office engineers have 2 well defined advancement tracks they can progress through. If you work anywhere else in the company, there may be no opportunity to advance.

    The department I worked for was a frustrating dead end. Every year we had performance reviews where we had to set development goals, but no direction of what to develop towards, and no support to accomplish the meaningless goals. Our department had a culture of everyone trying to stab each other in the backs constantly.

    It has now been a year since I worked there, taking a pay cut to leave. Since leaving, I have found that I have become a much happier person than when I worked at Clark. It was the best decision I ever made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to offer new challenges and opportunities to those outside of project teams. Even opportunities for lateral moves would have made the experience much better.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation for the industry

    Clark University is awesome! Great for entry level employees

    Large company with great work & great reputation which is comforting

    Cons

    Diversity- would be nice to see more women and minorities especially at the Project Engineer level & up

    Early days and late nights- but hey that's construction

    Mentorship Program is okay, could be better than just once a month meetings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's great once you become a PM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great projects, senior management cares about employees

    Cons

    The first 3-4 years you can just feel like a number, doing a lot of repetitive, paper pushing type work, but that's the norm for most careers as you start at the bottom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Clark was a Great experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer Assistant
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer Assistant

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Clark will let you know upon hire that you have joined the Dark Side, meaning that they take care of their own. I was at National Stadium and to be a part of such an elite team of Project Managers and to see the vision of how the stadium came about was priceless.

    Cons

    Clark was a great opportunity at the time it was just I wasn't ready at the time for the great responsibilities that I had to accomplish. If given the opportunity again I wouldn't take it for granted. My salary was low at the time, but the benefits were Great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be reliable, flexible, punctual, eager to learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company treats employees well. The management team was very knowledgeable with processes and efficiencies. The projects were well managed and everyone was made to feel like an important part of the team.

    Cons

    Employer offered education would be beneficial

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to mentor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Experience, responsibility, work ethic, management

    Cons

    No Personal Time - no time for anything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rewarding but extremely overworked and underpaid.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on high profile, glamorous projects.

    Cons

    Overworked & underpaid, Company contribution is 5% only. Project end and yearly bonus is not guaranteed or consistent with company established criteria. It is possible (happens often) for a employee to partially work on, for example, 3 different projects over 2 years, and not see any bonus during those two years or later on when any of the 3 projects get completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make timely promotions with adequate compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed - Project Engineer

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

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent, Type A personalities, amazing educational and growth experience, and hidden benefits ( eductation reimbursement, etc)

    Cons

    Similar to others;

    1) Extreme lack of transparacy
    2) Below industry compensation, and no incentive to work harder because no clear bonus/promotion system
    3) Turnover - Last employee left of 7 that were hired with me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone once told me that Office Engineers and Project Engineers were a giant catepillar and if the legs got cut off it wouldn't matter because new legs would grow back. Right now i see massive turnover and ramped up hiring. I cant imagine this is a cost effective model to run a business. Reward young employees and try to retain talent. It is also time to revisit the preconstruction model - seperate the departments as they used to be. Yes it is a good way to well round your employees, but when you work them to death, others benefit from the talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stepping Stone

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

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clark is a great company to work for. They have supported most of my wishes and positions I wanted to work in.

    Cons

    Clark is rapidly becoming the stepping stone to other companies. I just found out that my salary after busting my butt for 3 years is now the salary they hire college grads for... Many of my co-workers have gone to other companies, receiving 30% raises for their experience. Don't know how much longer I will stick around here...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure it out...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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