Frontier Kemper Constructors

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Frontier Kemper Constructors Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    always something new and challenging

    Cons

    was an above average company and now its becoming an average company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring back some of the old benifits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Impossible to get a pay raise.

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok environment. Good coworkers. Nice direct supervisors.

    Cons

    Impossible to get a pay raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Impossible to get a pay raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair benefits, working environment ok

    Cons

    no room for advancement, no bonus and pay raises not likely

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An unmanned roller coaster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Safety Coordinator in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Field Safety Coordinator in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay off weekly, good salary, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Unwillingness to make changes when needed. Unwilling to recognize someone's dedication to what's best for the company if it's an opposing view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build better employee relationships by being more honest and open to all opinions or suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Was a great place to start out of college, but no room for upward growth within.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Frontier Kemper Constructors

    Pros

    401K, Healthcare, vacation starts at 10 days every year with an additional day added every year you work there.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward growth opportunities, how field engineers, electricians, laborers are treated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some incentive to those engineers, electricians who have to travel for weeks at a time. Stay current with salary levels.

  7.  

    Good learning experience, little room to advance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time

    Pros

    Very good experience with a variety of mining and civil projects, lots of knowledgeable people to learn from and make good contacts with.

    Pay can be pretty good depending on the project and location.

    Cons

    Pay can be pretty bad depending on the project and location.

    Had better benefits before it was bought out by Tutor Perini - the vacation days were reduced, the 401K match was cut by more than half, and the insurance was previously fully covered.

    Little chance for upward growth. Headquarters are ran by inside connections and "who knows who".

    HQ and field use different sets of rules - for example a vacation "day" is 8 hours so HQ gets one day off for one day used. Many of the field sites use 12 hour shifts, so to get one actual day off you have to use 1.5 vacation days. HQ salary people end up with 10 days off, field salary people get 7.5 days off. Still trying to figure out how this is legal. And no, there aren't any perks like overtime to make up for the loss.

    50 hour weeks are considered minimum at some locations. I've logged several 80 hours weeks and managed to get only one attaboy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees fairly and keep them informed of what is happening. Written rules go a long ways these days.

    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, some of the management team are excellent people. heavy civil construction is interesting, they have a intense background in Tunnel Boring machine work so if you are interested in getting into this type of work this is the place to be.
    Great Christmas party, social gatherings and get togethers.

    Cons

    Not a huge Canadian influence in management. They posted advertising for several jobs, knowing that they wouldnt hire anyone as they already had USA people in mind for the positions. Out of 16 people in a management role only 3 were Canadian! A lot of the managers were "old school" they talked about supporting safety or being safe but didnt do what they say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more Canadians, give positive feedback (not just the negative), utilize the experience of the Canadians on staff when dealing with regulatory agencies.

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