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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

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

Pros

They're the largest GC in the DC area and build the largest and most interesting projects around. You can get exposure to a lot of different aspects of the business if you make an attempt to learn. Good job security...only 1 round of big layoffs since the recession, others have been here and there.

Cons

Compared to other companies, fairly weak pay and bonus packages. Bonuses are tied to jobs, and some won't reach you for 2-3 years. If you have a good boss they will take care of you at the main office. Many youngsters with 3-5 years in leave for more money and responsibility. Also a very top heavy company, to many meetings with 5 VP's who all have great ideas but depend on the guys at the lower ends of the food chain to do the work.....takes away some of the development opportunities for young managers to take the lead. The 10 days/year of vacation for the first 5 years is weak.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think that better career development plans need to be established. It is so very dependent on who you are fortunate enough to work for and what exposure they give you. Good people get bounced around a lot, especially to some of the large federal jobs that are great for the company but not a lot of fun for your employees. Something outside of the yearly performance review is needed. Also, combine time off and sick to one PTO bank..maybe have 20 days after 3 years???

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Clark Construction Group

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    A company with great leaders and opportunities to grow.

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    Current Employee - Superintendent  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There are Opportunities to grow and be noticed.

    Cons

    Travel and Vulnerability to market conditions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice try...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Clark Construction Group

    Pros

    One of the biggest general contracting firms in the country -- and easily in the Mid-Atlantic. Many intelligent people work here with lots of experience. Good place to get your feet wet in construction.

    Cons

    No regard for the employee and all about the business. It's understood to get the work done, but there are several other ways to handle scenarios and issues in lieu of what was done. Bureaucratic -- probably because of its large size. Almost no chance to to progress in your career if you are dealt the wrong hand in senior management. Some play favorites and really take care of employees -- others act like employees do not exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pete and the extreme senior management is fine and seem to care. It's that lower tier of senior managers that need to wake up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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