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DPR Construction Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
42 Reviews
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    Foc

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    Former Employee - FOC in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - FOC in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome company, profit sharing, benefits, good vacation, never boring, great people, locations change. Extra week sabbatical vacation after 5 years. Great maternity benefits.

    Cons

    None worth listing or being descriptive about
    I wish they were in Idaho where I live

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    DPR is a wonderful company and holds tight to its roots as a builder and prides itself in its unique culture.

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    Current Employee - Estimator in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Estimator in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at DPR Construction

    Pros

    The office environment is great. No one...NO ONE...has an office. We are all on a level playing field here.

    Cons

    We have a 'pay your dues' business. The longer you are here the more you opportunity you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hit and Miss

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at DPR Construction as an intern

    Pros

    The company emphasizes fun and the people there are passionate about their work. Leadership is fantastic to interact with. Great projects to work on and clients to work with.

    Cons

    Your intern experience will highly depend on your project team and project manager. Not all of your project managers will put you on their priority list but there are plenty of others who are interested in helping you succeed. Core values (integrity) are not always upheld.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let interns review their project teams because even young engineers can see when things are wrong with the project team. Hold project managers accountable for bad intern experiences.

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  5.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DPR Construction

    Pros

    The type of projects are great

    Cons

    The management team is not always great at communicating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more communication at the regional management team nation wide. Not consistent throughout company.

  6.  

    Very open, progressive company. Best culture in the construction industry for those looking for opportunity to get ahead.knnkk

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

    I have been working at DPR Construction full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career growth, they have fun, and they care about their people. Their projects are always interesting and cutting edge.

    Cons

    They put a lot of trust in their employees. You have to want to work independently and willing to be a decision maker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ever lose your culture!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    By far the best construction company to work for

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at DPR Construction full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Construction company to work for...if you like construction

    Cons

    Its construction...so make sure you like construction and know what the industry is about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont pick favorites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    DPR Builds Great People

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at DPR Construction as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to be an intern. They really give people the chance to grow and excel at what they are good at. I was given real responsibility as an intern and treated like any other member of the team. Great company culture and values.

    Cons

    Start times are early because it is construction.

    Recommends
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    It has been a good starting experience. People are willing to help, but it really depends on the team you work with.

    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at DPR Construction full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance- Good, Promotions- Yet to receive. Company Values- Awesome

    Cons

    Nothing to comment on so far

  10.  

    Ever-Forward

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Forest City, NC
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Forest City, NC

    I worked at DPR Construction full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative, passionate and challenging. Lots of opportunities to work on high profile projects with some of the best talent in the industry.

    Cons

    They will work you to death. As long as you can keep your head above water they will continue to pile on the work load till you drown. Entry salaries are great compared to other lines of work, but stark differences between managers(supers and project execs) compensation and the average joes compensation. Layoffs are also typically right before Christmas...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting projects, little play

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at DPR Construction full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Always employing the latest construction technologies, willing to quickly adapt, smart employees, interesting projects

    Cons

    Below average bonuses and little reimbursement for work-related travel, long hours, oversold "enjoyment" credo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a feeling that upper management takes more than their fair share from the salary and bonus pool. Paying even slightly more than the average bonus and salary would help quell this talk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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