GE Johnson Construction

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Updated Jun 17, 2014

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2.7 14 reviews

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30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Should have been a great place to work

    Superintendent (Former Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGreat people in the field!

    ConsSenior Level Management is cluless

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Out of Touch

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits 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.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementI won't provide any as they wouldn't listen anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stagnant Growth. Zero Profitability. Low Morale.

    Salaried (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsThe new people are great to work with, but the "old school" has ideas formulated and in place from the 1980's. The Company as a whole is a great place to work, if you can navigate the old-timers and keep your back to the wall. Good pay and benefits.

    ConsCliques, fear, reprisals, rewards not based upon profit or performance, but who you know and how well you are liked. Support of new initiatives is expected, even if they are ridiculous or dim-witted. High turnover rate. This Company loses 100 years or more of talented construction experience every year to larger, more established companies. Unable to bid jobs competitively, because they lack a loyal subcontractor base.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep recruiting and hiring replacements as if there is no tomorrow. Sooner or later, you may get it right. Your most important commodity is your equipment and investment strategies, not your people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a Wise Career Choice

    Management (Current Employee)

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

    ConsSpoilers. 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 Senior ManagementTake 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsWill 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 Senior ManagementDon't forget what got GE Johnson where it is today.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I learned how to listen to details.

    Driver/Helper (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    Prosfamily ran business that help take care of there employees.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementmade me a harder worker.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Leader (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsMany 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 Senior ManagementMany 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsIt'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.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementLook 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.

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    Changes necessary for success.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementRe-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.

     

    The Best Employer I Have Ever Had!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIn 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.

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

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