Gilbane Building Company

www.gilbanebuilding.com
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Gilbane Building Company Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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Tom Gilbane Jr.
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Pros
  • Commitment to core values and family atmosphere (in 3 reviews)

  • Working for a family owned company makes employees feel as if they are apart of the family as well (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours annoying contractors poor feedback (in 4 reviews)

  • Need to work on work life balance (in 2 reviews)

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50 Employee Reviews

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  1. EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE

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

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and learn from. The experience has been incredible.

    Cons

    The travel can be very long and exhausting but we'll worth it.

    Advice to Management

    No advice is needed. They have been nothing short of excellent and very helpful.


  2. Project Manager

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

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment to work but you have no time to have a life

    Cons

    Salary only increase significantly when promoted to next rank...try to get the best salary you can when hire or you will end up getting $2 extra by hourly "if you have a good manager review". Work rain all day never stop


  3. Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Blacksburg, VA

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company

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

    Pros

    Aweseome Co-workers, top of the line projects.

    Cons

    work/life balance isnt up to par

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Was a good company / abandoning a proven culture.

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

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits for now. PTO. Tuition reimbursement (if they will give it to you).

    Cons

    Went down hill during recession. No longer a true CM, now a doing a lot of GC. New leadership not customer oriented.

    Advice to Management

    The fifth generation came up too fast and are ruining a once great company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Construction Intern

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

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company

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

    Pros

    relatively interesting projects, co-operative environment, was heard by management, hands on work even as an intern

    Cons

    really felt the need to schmooze in order to get ahead rather than doing the job properly, upward movement is very limited

    Advice to Management

    ability to switch from project to project for interns would be ideal so we can learn more than just our one project


  7. Helpful (2)

    Move Manager

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

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great repeat clients who trust your skills and knowledge

    Cons

    if your last name isn't Gilbane...forget about moving to the top.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Family based company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Sales and Marketing Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!



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