Clark Construction Group

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Clark Construction Group Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
54 Reviews

3.8
54 Reviews
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Robert Moser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A lot of young people running projects (in 3 reviews)

  • Highly respected firm focused on pursuing high profile and "real" (funded) projects (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very poor work/life balance (don't listen to how much they preach, it's nonsense) (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group

    Pros

    great people and culture. work-life balance is great. On-site gym is gree

    Cons

    poor benefits. Health care coverage is mediocre but they take a lot out of your pay for it. 401k matching is piss-poor and investment selections is also mediocre.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Who is deciding where you are placed?

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    Current Employee - Office Engineer  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of the people are friendly and helpful. Very thorough onboarding process,

    Cons

    I am not too sure that HR or management actually reads resumes and places new hires where they would be most effective. It seems like a waste a resources. I applied to Clark Base Group and wound up work in a completely different department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better notes during interviews and pay more attention to where you place employees.

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

    Interesting Working Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time

    Pros

    Get to see projects from the ground up.

    Cons

    Office Managers have many tasks to do and are often treated as mear assistants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great start, Terrible to Finish

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time

    Pros

    - Level of responsibility
    - High profile jobs
    - Ability to climb the ladder fairly quickly once you're able to provide proof of results
    - Good team environment

    Cons

    - Severe lack of diversity in management
    - Very poor work/life balance (don't listen to how much they preach, it's nonsense)
    - Less and less transparency at the higher levels
    - Too much bravado, not enough innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing future MANAGERS not Engineers. What do you get when you throw a bunch of untrained, impersonable, highly intelligent Engineers on a job-site? Make sure people are happy, not just paid on time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Clark Construction is an excellent company that cares about their employees.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Clark's professionalism, polished processes, and consistency make them well respected by subcontractors and owners alike. The company culture fosters a positive team spirit on the jobsite. As a result, I get to spend each day surrounded by people I truly like working for a company that I'm proud to be a part of.

    Cons

    In my experience and observation, the promotion process can be tedious and often promotions are overdue by the time they are awarded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A very supportive and encouraging work environment.

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Clark Construction Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The project management staff were open to any questions and were always willing to answer any questions in detail.

    Cons

    I did not come across any cons during the small period I was interning for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good, efficient work.

  8.  

    Very encouraging work environment

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Clark Construction Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    All the project management staff were open to any questions and were always willing to teach or answer any questions

    Cons

    Tasks can be monotonous at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pleasant place to work.

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    Current Employee - Superintendent  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Highly ethical organization. Large, interesting projects. Good development & advancement opportunity for engineers & PMs.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity for field staff. Prevalent attitude of privilege by status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more growth & advancement opportunity for field staff by offering / encouraging same training as offered to engineers & PMs. Cross train Superintendents & assistant sups. In office& PM side processes to create a more equitable opportunity environment & ultimately a stronger company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed my time at Clark. They were very supportive and encouraging.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have very good benefits, understanding staff, and generous.

    Cons

    Must move to where the job will be if not you will be laid-off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more minorities in the office (PM, Admin, Engineers)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    They are a temp for hire company.

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Clark Construction Group as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company to work for just not enough work in or around my area.

    Cons

    Just not enough work to keep me working in the state of Alabama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more work outside of your home office state.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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