Howard S. Wright Construction
3.2 of 5 9 reviews
www.hswcc.com Seattle, WA 50 to 149 Employees

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Average Construction Company

Project Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding experience with one of the best west coast construction companies

    Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    I worked at Howard S. Wright Construction full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Quality work and quality people. Honest. Hardworking. Cons: Subject to fluctuations in market like every other construction company. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great people and a engaging place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Howard S. Wright Construction


    Pros: Company culture is good. People are professional, motivated, well respected and fun to… Cons: Need to strengthen Company name in SF Bay Area. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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