GE Johnson Construction

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GE Johnson Construction Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
14 Reviews
3.0
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    GE Johnson does business with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. They recognize the talent of its people.

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    Former Employee - Estimator
    Former Employee - Estimator

    I worked at GE Johnson Construction full-time

    Pros

    Greatly values both personal and professional development. Values family and personal time. Gives everything possible to allow for employees to succeed. Has a great reputation in the Colorado market.

    Cons

    Needs to create more of a mission centered culture. Does not do the best at communicating overall company initiatives and goals to every department. Needs to do better at providing a sense of purpose for all departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have regular meetings with staff just to discuss issues, trends, and the mission of the department/company. Regularly recognize the accomplishments of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Out of Touch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Johnson Construction full-time

    Pros

    Benefits package and compensation is in line with other organizations. Vacation time increases as you become a veteran employee. The majority of the employees are great people.

    Cons

    This leadership in this organization is out of touch with their employees. Upper management has their favorite employees that they boast about in public areas. If you are not one of these people, you are out of luck. These individuals will get all of the opportunities to grow while the rest will be left to perform the grunt work and not get recognized for it. Very good people have left this company in frustration just for the upper management to open the door for them as they were leaving. There is a good-old-boy mentality at the upper level that only a select few can enter. To grow within this organization, you will need to have been in a Fraternity/sorority while at a big name college and proudly display that for everyone to see. If you served this country in uniform, the brotherhood that you experienced will not be found here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I won't provide any as they wouldn't listen anyway.

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

    Not a Wise Career Choice

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at GE Johnson Construction full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent people trying hard to make a Company succeed. Great slogans and lots of congratulations for company accomplishments. Everyone has a great sense of humor.

    Cons

    Spoilers. Old-Timers with strong links to Executives and Leadership. Politics. Good Old Boy System that stymies innovation. Nepotism. Endless recruiting to fill the ranks of a revolving door system. This Company loses 100 years of construction experience every year as disgusted grey hard hats go out the door to find success with other Companies. Bid shopping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard look at a company culture that promotes performance, not personal relationships. Toss all the boilerplate paperwork. Accept the fact that a toxic culture exists within your own ranks. This is 2014, not 1982. Stop screwing your subcontractors, this is why you are not able to bid jobs competitively or self perform anything with profit. They will not bid low to you because they expect to be treated more fairly by other companies.

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

    Should have been a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at GE Johnson Construction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people in the field!

    Cons

    Senior Level Management is cluless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Johnson Construction full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good mid sized company, lots of opportunities to work on everything from 500k to 110M+, still has a family feel.

    Cons

    Will likely encounter some growing pains with large growth initiatives in the next 2-3 years. Growth in the industry is possible but may be at the cost of balancing life/work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget what got GE Johnson where it is today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I learned how to listen to details.

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    Former Employee - Driver/Helper in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Driver/Helper in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    family ran business that help take care of there employees.

    Cons

    worked long hours and hard work on most of those days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    made me a harder worker.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Many years of growth but the past several have been stagnant.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Leader in Denver, CO

    I have been working at GE Johnson Construction

    Pros

    The benefits package is standard when compared with other companies. Moving around the states has been a great experience but not much growth company wide forseen in the near future.

    Cons

    Many peers/leaders have a loyalty factor with employees which needs to be let go in order to move forward with innovations and new ideas. Forge new relationships with new clients and bring up new talent for the roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many peers/leaders have a loyalty factor with employees which needs to be let go in order to move forward with innovations and new ideas. Forge new relationships with new clients and bring up new talent for the roles. Leaders can move into other positions to keep the creativity alive and allow the company move out of stagnant water.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    The direct staff I worked with were ok, however there was an agenda that was not passed on to the new hire employees'

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at GE Johnson Construction

    Pros

    It's allways great working with a group of people getting a job completed. GEJC wanted to run with the big boys so they brought on managment tools to do so.

    Cons

    No communication from upper managment to field staff. You had to be a "teachers pet" to advance. New ideas were not take seriously by the tenured staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at some of your older staff members and there actions when dealing with new people, also personal behavior away from the job-site should be an indicator of true quality of your people.

  10.  

    Changes necessary for success.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at GE Johnson Construction

    Pros

    You can meet some good people working at GE Johnson, and they try to maintain the small company culture. After your waiting period, you will be fully vested in the 401k program which is a plus.

    Cons

    They have the opportunity to be a very good company, but have made some decisions that have affected them adversely. There are some senior level managers that understand the construction process completely, but have no idea how to treat people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-think some of the senior level managment you have representing yourselves to owners, architects, town officials, etc. There are some decision makers that have hurt your company severly.

  11.  

    The Best Employer I Have Ever Had!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Johnson Construction

    Pros

    In all honesty, after working for a small handful of other employers since completing two summer internships with GE Johnson Construction Company, they were the absolute best employer I have ever had. They truly value their employees. GEJCC understands what so many companies today have seem to forgotten, they know that the success of the company relies almost exclusively on their employees. They not only give employees the trust and resources needed to do their job well, they also promote and provide training and education to improve their employees and encourage growth within the company.

    Cons

    If my entire life wasn't in a different state, I would be working for GE Johnson Construction today.

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