Clark Construction Group

www.clarkconstruction.com
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Great place to start your career

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

You get to see the most challenging projects, and managers are more than willing to feed you responsibilities pretty much the minute you're ready for them, and sometimes even a little before you might feel you're ready - very much a "sink or swim" culture. Great for setting up entry-level engineers to be successful for the rest of their careers. Clark has several divisions, and encourage as much exposure as possible - not only between the different divisions, but also with its field, PM, pre-construction rotations.

Cons

Senior management doesn't spend as much time in the field as they probably should - sometimes appear to be very out-of-touch with the day-to-day operations in the trailer. Middle management can be shaky at times - some very good project managers, others that are less competent, especially on the technical side. Entry level office engineers are sometimes given minimal guidance and are thus often left to "fly at the seat of their pants," which can be good in that it challenges them, but can also result in poor management of aspects of a project. Staffing can also be very top-heavy, with many more middle managers/supervisors and fewer office engineers who are actually generating tangible work.

Advice to Management

We understand you guys are busy, but spend some more time getting to know your lower level management staff - what they do on a day-to-day basis and the inefficiencies of their work because they're the ones generating the work being reviewed by middle managers. The more you know about their work, the higher the quality of project management can be attained at the front lines.

Other Employee Reviews for Clark Construction Group

  1. Great Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting business to be in.

    Cons

    Promotions are not always equitable especially for women.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the corporate communication.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to work, Brand Name

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The projects are one of a kind and you'll have bragging rights Strong use of technology in operations - Office side New hire rotation gives you experience to work in Estimating as well as operations Well defined path of moving up - Different routes to take Excellent diversity - Lots of women in upper management Competitive compensation Opportunities to enhance knowledge - Corporate University / Reimbursement for Professional Certifications and Higher education (M.S/MBA) Fast promotions for A-type personalities - We can see a lot of young execs.

    Cons

    The cons apply to the overall construction industry - There is nothing specifically wrong with Clark, as far as Construction companies go. LONG hours expected Minimum flexibility / Work Life balance Still learning to recognize people with advanced degrees (The industry recognizes people with experience, not P.H.Ds) - They clump all the new hires together, with or without college degrees and expect them to advance the same way (The compensation varies, but the job title stays the same) No choice in selection of projects or roles in a project - Can suddenly be moved to another city with little notice. Top heavy - Too many kings and not enough soldiers -Needs more middle managers. There are countless VPs getting a lion's share of the profits generated.

    Advice to Management

    Since there are a lot of new hires/entry level engineers, it would give you an edge over other companies if you learnt to manage the Gen Y folk. You can't always expect to mentor and create more conservative, mini-yous - The industry shift to manage new blood is sluggish and would need leaders like you to change it.


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