F.H. Paschen Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
10 Reviews

3.6
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Project Engineer

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at F.H. Paschen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great exposure to a variety of different aspects of construction. Construction projects usually last for 1-2 years, so you are never on one job for too long.

    Cons

    Work days are never just 8 hours, weekend/night work from time to time. Promotions are hard to come by.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid Growing Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F.H. Paschen

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities to take you as far as you want to go. If you want experience and responsibility they will give it to you.

    Cons

    The company runs lean, most projects are understaffed, lack of training for new hires, learn on the fly mentalty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a more efficient training program providing employees with a better skill set to improve project success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F.H. Paschen full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth and a growing company

    Cons

    tough industry with high pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company with Strong Management Team and Open Culture

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at F.H. Paschen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn and grow career. Powerful company with lots of management backing on projects. Most employees are easy to get along with and helpful. Very proactive training routine. Upper management is very approachable and willing to help when needed.

    Cons

    Like most commercial contractors, long work hours. Stressful at times. They expect a lot from employees and failure is not an option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees manage projects and trust them to ask for help when needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would not recommend working for FH Paschen

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at F.H. Paschen as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I have heard of positive experiences in the building and JOC division, but the civil division was not a good experience at all.

    Cons

    Very minimal project engineering experience. Most of the time is spent running errands for superintendents and foremen. Some employees are very disrespectful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    So much paper work, so little time.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at F.H. Paschen as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, lots of hard work

    Cons

    Repetitive work, sometimes chaotic workload

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The Paschen Way

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F.H. Paschen

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up quick, trusting management.

    Cons

    Long hours, limited system with one way of doing business, an organization that learns on the fly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to changing the system to accommodate business needs.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Construction Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at F.H. Paschen

    Pros

    They treated me fairly, gave me the training I needed, and let me earn more responsibilities as I progressed through my three internships.

    Cons

    Some of the nature of general contracting. Lots of paperwork such as as-built postings and submittable review. Also, incompetent subcontractors that are hard to talk to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is none. Every manager I had was competent and answered all my questions. Well structured firm to work for.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to learn, but be prepared to work for it.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at F.H. Paschen

    Pros

    Well run company with solid growth a career mobility,

    Cons

    They expect you to handle a large work load and generally give you more work than you can manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to feel appreciated.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning experience with many opportunities for people with motivation and a proactive attitude.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F.H. Paschen

    Pros

    opportunity to move up quickly

    Cons

    there are very long hours

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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