Howard S. Wright Construction

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Average Construction Company

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

Pros

Finishes projects on schedule.
Most employees are enjoyable to be around.
Can perform a wide variety of projects.
Does not excessively change order owner.

Cons

No emphasis on employee retention
Below average industry salaries: Project Engineers: 48-58k, PM's: 105-110k
Good ole boy culture that values field experience over intelligence.
Understaffs jobs which result in 70-80 work weeks with no overtime
Very poor pay raise philosophy, recently gave PM's 1.5% annual raise despite record year for profits.
Zero transparency in bonus structure.
Upper management has too many field promoted employees which results in a motivate through fear culture.
Is behind industry technology curve. Is not a trend setter, but a follower.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase employee salaries so the company can retain its best employees. Increase transparency so employees can set goals.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Howard S. Wright Construction

  1.  

    Rewarding experience with one of the best west coast construction companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Quality work and quality people. Honest. Hardworking.

    Cons

    Subject to fluctuations in market like every other construction company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people and a engaging place to work

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

    Pros

    Company culture is good.
    People are professional, motivated, well respected and fun to be with.
    Strong emphasis on long-term client relationships not just "doing a job".

    Cons

    Need to strengthen Company name in SF Bay Area.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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