Gilbane Building Company

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Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Family based company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy-going, strong values, feeling that management and fellow employees truly care.

    Cons

    Pros greatly outweigh any cons

  2. Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and PTO.you can relocate anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork too much red tape too much overhead to be competive.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, relaxed atmosphere, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Assignments can be stressful, very fast paced.

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  5. Sales and Marketing Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment, work hard play hard atmosphere, great co-workers, upper management and VP of the office. Great work life balance, and telecommute accessibility.

    Cons

    I have no cons, one of the best companies I've worked for in my 14 year career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Responsible for managing the Environmental, Health & Safety Program for the Site

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Anasco, PR
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Anasco, PR

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Globally company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Responsible for setting up the EH&S Program by leading and executing activities such supervise contractors Safety Representatives and Occupational Nurse, conducting EHS assessments to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies & corporate requirements, developing protocols and providing complete EHS support to staff.

  7. Meh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company

    Pros

    Getting introduced to the construction industry

    Cons

    Not exciting work. Not challenging enough

  8. Great Family Driven Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Intern II in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Construction Intern II in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gilbane makes you feel like you are part of their family. Gilbane recognizes hard work and it is shown through appreciation. If I were to continuing working for a construction company, Gilbane would be my first choice.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to participate in events after the work day is done. As an intern, this was not a 9-5 job, as there were a lot of what felt like obligated celebrations and events to go to.

    Advice to Management

    Management did a wonderful job making me feel comfortable during the interview in front of 10 employees from upper management.

  9. Great intern experience

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

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Peers and office environment was always great. Strong team with great collaboration. Questions were encouraged and peers try to teach you as much as possible. Appreciation is shown by upper management and do a good job keeping everyone informed and up to date.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work load was too little for the smaller project I worked on. However, hours and compensation was fair.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Honest people who work hard
    Hard working
    Profit sharing
    Relocation opportunities
    Training

    Cons

    Slow advancement
    Privately owned
    Must be in New England
    Need to work on work life balance
    Political

    Advice to Management

    Break the machine up a bit to allow regions to have some character.

  11. stressful yet satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    So many different things to do that you never get bored. Projects are very satisfying when completed. Upper management does a great job showing apprication for employees.

    Cons

    Too much work. The stress level is through the roof and the amount of hours needed for any project it seems is unreasonably high. Compensation should be based off of 60 hour work weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Work Life Balance is stressed, however little exists. We work our butts off for a decent wage, however, the life portion of this should be greater emphasized.

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