Zachry Construction

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Disappointing

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Zachry Construction

Pros

The pay is good for the area. Most of the people are genuinely good people just trying to do their job.

Cons

Office politics. The amount of political maneuvering and backstabbing is unbelievable. If you want to get ahead, you need step on a few people in the process.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to remember that the people below you are people also. Unfortunately, empathy isn't something that can be taught in a leadership seminar.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Progression needing improvement in communication, ideas and younger talent

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    Former Employee - Construction Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Zachry Construction

    Pros

    Upper management recognition and opportunity is excellent for people with motivation and energy in completion of projects serving multiple roles. I would highly advise this company to any graduating engineering / business students as a first market position.

    Cons

    There is an utter lack of communication and organization between interoffice, interdepartmental and documentation that tends to plague progression. The most significant being a lack of cooperative communication between departments whereby people have been given a position with a defined work scope and a lack of motivation of coming up with creative solutions for problems that stray from their defined scopes. While the company has some excellent managers towards the top it seems to lack fresh mid-level talent and creative solutions. It's a company that defines its values based upon experience but needs to also define areas of creativity to remain competitive on a larger market base in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The expansion of Zachry is challenging and certainly amazing, however, the areas that need to be addressed should be the questions of how we as a company change our work environments to attract younger talent and actively work towards keeping and challenging them. A recent article published had stated that 86% of all college graduates quit within one year due to a lack of challenge within their workplace; addressing these issues on a workplace basis will help develop a younger professional area that the company lacks. Improvements in communication, the development and assessment of different types of communication / organization, are also needed as the company expands.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you graduated from A&M this is the job for you! If not, think twice.

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    Current Employee - Construction Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Zachry Construction

    Pros

    Great job security and benefits, very family friendly. If you graduated from Texas A&M, the company will love you. If you stick around for a while and are not mentally retarded, you will be promoted. It is nearly impossible to get fired. Job is easy yet fun.

    Cons

    The company lacks management structure and functions similarly to a union - the talent often goes unrecognized and you have to brown nose your way up. A lot of people lack the education and skills to fill the position they are in. The company stumps on innovation and creativity and has a very visible beurocratic element in all of its functions. It is very common to see certain incompetent employees' salaries to be a double or triple to that of others performing the same function mostly because of family/social ties with management. If you are out on a project, expect to work up to 80 hours weeks for 40 hours worth of pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a system which efficiently rewards/weeds out employees based on their performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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