D.E. Harvey Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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David E. Harvey Jr.
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  1. Good GC

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D.E. Harvey full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good career path. Good training and regular reviews

    Cons

    Fast growth leaves some behind.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees


  2. Don't stay there unless you get promoted fast, you'll burn out

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at D.E. Harvey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great training to hunt and eat what you kill

    Cons

    All the money goes to the top dog

    Advice to Management

    Less good ol' boys club


  3. Amazing Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at D.E. Harvey

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

    Pros

    A lot of project in Texas

    Cons

    Employee reviews are late. Benefits are poor and bonus is close to none.

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of your employees.


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  5. Company does well to create a well rounded expert in construction management.

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

    I have been working at D.E. Harvey full-time

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

    Pros

    The best part of working at D.E. Harvey is the ability, and necessity, to involve yourself in every aspect of construction management. This includes scheduling, estimating, product approval, architect/engineer relations, etc. Since Harvey is not departmentalized, the project managers know every aspect of the job they're building.

    Cons

    Since Harvey is not departmentalized, it can create a lot of stress on the staff to complete work that is given to them. When handling large projects, the work load can become overbearing.


  6. Mostly very good people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D.E. Harvey full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely entrepreneurial. There are some very talented people in this organization. Good opportunities to build relationships. Salaries and bonuses are above average if you are a performer.

    Cons

    You have to work a ton of hours to make it. Inner office politics are frequent and can be distracting.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your loyal employees.


  7. Good company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at D.E. Harvey full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for career advancement

    Cons

    Hardwork, as in any company, can go unnoticed


  8. Tons of work in and around Houston and very safety oriented.

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

    I have been working at D.E. Harvey

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very structured, great leadership, tons of high profile projects, great opportunity to build your résumé, plenty of training offered.

    Cons

    Little possibility of advancement, micromanagers, some office politics, good ol' boys club, sometimes there is too many chiefs and not enough Indians, you are sometimes given responsibility but not the authority so you're often on the hook for others actions and they won't hesitate to throw you under the bus if you're not careful. Wages lower than a lot of competitors. I've been in the company for several years and feel as if I've hit the glass ceiling.

    Advice to Management

    Create some sort of management training program in which you can weed out candidates from duds, create more clearly defined job duties and delegate responsibilities as such.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Safety in Houston, TX

    I have been working at D.E. Harvey full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Safety Culture Owners really care about employees Managment backs you up Great Company Pays for training

    Cons

    Minimal room for advancement in safety dept

    Advice to Management

    Create safety management positions


  10. Harvey is a hard working company with many opportunities for young project managers and superintendents

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at D.E. Harvey

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of work going on in the Houston area right now. They have good opportunities for growth in the company depending upon how hard you work.

    Cons

    Some office politics. You have to work extremely hard to get promoted and sometimes it may take a while to obtain.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of good leaders and bad leader within the organization. The ones only focused upon their own personal achievement and not the companies tend to be micromanagers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad company per se, but not for the faint-hearted.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at D.E. Harvey

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    360-degree view and responsabilities of project management

    Cons

    Good old boys' club, make sure you get the right people in your pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Clear definition of goal, consistency and enforcement of rules would make up for sometimes inherently unequal treatment of employees. A better benefit package would not hurt. Year-end bonus calculations need to be shared.



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