Flatiron Construction

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Flatiron Construction Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flatiron Construction full-time

    Pros

    People, culture, entrepreneurial, industry leader

    Cons

    Lack of processes, lack of investment/follow through for technical/streamlined solutions which decreases productivity across company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Ol' Boys

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Firestone, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Firestone, CO

    I have been working at Flatiron Construction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent paying job with thoughts of ability to move forward.

    Cons

    If you aren't one of the good ol' boys, you don't belong. Don't even begin to think that you'll fit into Flatiron as you'll give up trying before fitting in will ever happen. These people don't like change and the CEO and other executives don't like to hurt those that have been around "feelings". Time for all of them to realize this is a business. Make the changes, tell those who don't like change to get over it or move out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to look deep into what is going on at Flatiron. They may think they have corporate policies in place, but there are many managers who think they are above abiding by them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flatiron Construction

    Pros

    Good company, yes it is indeed, why so many questions, this is annoying

    Cons

    There is a lot of challenges out there but nothing impossible

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  5.  

    Although my term with this industry-leader was cut short , I learned to become even more of a supporter of this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Flatiron Construction full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great projects. Great benefits. Dedicated personnel. The compensation package provided by this organization was excellent.

    Cons

    The only negative; unless, you are a trades-person or have had a lot of exposure to others that would be knowledgeable as to what you do as a non-trades person, limits your chances for being picked up and carried-over to another project. ;-(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None other than, I miss the crew on the Expo Light Rail project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disorganized, no structure. Corporate seems clueless.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flatiron Construction full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Job security, better than no job. Plenty of work to do so you do keep busy. Flatiron has a lot of growth in the future. Benefits and pay over all are good.

    Cons

    Everybody talks about referring to the corporate policies and procedures. Unfortunately, those procedures/policies are all out-dated or hard to find. Longer termed employees love to say find someone else to help you as that isn't their job. Thought this was a company that wanted to move forward, not still work in the 1990's. Good Luck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and realize where the real problems are. Don't have so many different ways of doing things, keep it centralized and stick with it.

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

    Ok, better if you are a man

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flatiron Construction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great boss, casual environment, on-site gym.

    Cons

    Not female friendly, seems unethical at times, very poor communication from anyone in management, a lot of huge salaries paid to the "good ol' boys' club" when there isn't much to show for it. No real career opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time developing your people, weed out the old group of leaders who have been doing the same thing for years and years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Estimating Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flatiron Construction part-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot about take offs and how estimating works.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities in the company and everyone in the field seems burned out with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not over work employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Sad how a great company went down the drain so fast

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Firestone, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Firestone, CO

    I worked at Flatiron Construction full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This used to be a great company. The California and Canadian divisions are still strong.

    Cons

    Unfortunately no longer the company it used to be. All the executives have left and most senior and mid management in the Colorado office was either run off or quit. Outside of California they have not won a single major job in 3 years. The Colorado office is for sale. IF you really want to, I would not recommend going to work for Flatiron anywhere else than in California.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on with what it is you're planning and tell the industry (and probably your employees) the truth in stead of blowing up false realities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    PCL/RGW/Daley Boys Club

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flatiron Construction full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited bonding capacity; high compensation; training

    Cons

    Unkown future with ACS acquisition of Hochtief; Felt like there was a glass ceiling unless you previously worked for PCL (Heavy Civil Division), Daley (Flatiron Southern CA), RGW (Flatiron Northern CA); Being a large corporate construction company it has lost touch with the people;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest with yourself and make the ethical decision

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Flatiron pushes you to grow as an individual.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Flatiron Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is committed to their work, everyone is bright and very willing to help. Projects are high profile, very cool to look back on. Lots of opportunities to gain good hands-on experience. Lots of motivators to advance in certifications and training.

    Cons

    Days are very demanding, with long hours, and occasional weekend work. Work sometimes has to be brought home to complete. High pressure. Fast paced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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