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Great learning experience

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Former Intern - Intern Project Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Intern - Intern Project Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Swinerton Builders as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Got to learn a lot and work with some great people.

Cons

Was only a summer internship

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  1. Good company, Old fashioned

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

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall it's an good company, layback. Good benefits and vacation package. They have good intentions to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Too old fashioned. A little bit 'cliquey'. Some nepotism. Slow promotion. Very vertical.

    Advice to Management

    The construction industry have changed, need to be more open minded and forward thinking, communication channels need to be improved.

  2. A good place to learn the ropes but if you stay there for more than 5 years youre a sucker!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Swinerton Builders

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company does an incredible amount of training, unfortunately a lot of it is corporate workplace stuff that doesn't really apply to construction which is what most people would prefer to learn more about. The company seems to hire young people (who they know they can underpay!) and there is a good spirit of camraderie amongst the 'underling' staff but that don't pay the rent!

    Cons

    You will spend years trying to prove yourself before they promote you, you'll never get rich working there and the management structure is so completely messed up with nepotism and favoritism that if you anger the wrong person you could end up losing everything you gained. There is a strong tendency to keep the project executives happy above anyone else, even though they don't pull their weight in any visible way and pull the highest salaries. The IT department is HORRIBLE, it takes weeks to get things you order and they don't even understand the software the company uses so you can't ask them questions or learn how to use things. What's up with that???

    Advice to Management

    You laid off everyone who actually built anything and now all you have left are a bunch of fat cat middle management project executives who don't have time to try scaring up any new work. Fire them all and try offering people decent salaries so the good ones don't move on and put some serious effort into getting some projects that you can lower your fee on. Your job is to keep your employees employed right?

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