James McHugh Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. I had a positive experience with the company timing and economic conditions caused the relationship to falter.

    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at James McHugh full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a very personable feel to it and members of the team are very autonomous which provides open communication and confidence between co workers.

    Cons

    I had a positive experience with the company. Unfortunately in a fast moving market place the tangible skills may not always match up quickly enough with the current needs of a particular portion of the project. I was switched to a division which I had an interest but a different expectation of what my responsibility would be.

    Advice to Management

    The company could have been more receptive and provided more structure during initial introduction to the company and corporate culture.


  2. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internship in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Internship in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at James McHugh as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are willing to give you a shot.

    Cons

    Not enough internship project engineer positions.

    Advice to Management

    Promote minority workforce. Promote internship and intern training.


  3. carpenter foreman

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carpenter Wall/Foreman in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Carpenter Wall/Foreman in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at James McHugh (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    steady work, good pay,very few good emloyees.

    Cons

    management does not care about employees


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  5. Excellent Company with Growth Potential

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at James McHugh full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented culture where employees are respected and treated well. Values safety and those with high integrity. Desire to grow and expand. Generally promotes from within.

    Cons

    Changing leadership can lead to disruption and culture shift.


  6. CEO

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at James McHugh full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work for.

    Cons

    Long Hours Management not Flexible

    Advice to Management

    Need more help in finance


  7. Positive experience, good management, caring company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James McHugh full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    James McHugh Construction Company offers a great work environment with friendly coworkers and a dedicated drive for excellent work

    Cons

    Because of the construction environment job sites are often high stress, but this is not unique to JMCC, it's simply the nature of the business


  8. Change is painful, but ever needful

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at James McHugh full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Still mostly a family company. There is room to make your own opportunities.

    Cons

    Still mostly a family company. Very old-school and resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    It's a dynamic marketplace. Change or perish.


  9. McHugh Construction is a good, solid, reputable place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a very large construction company but maintains the atmosphere of a family-runned company. Co-workers are very friendly and supportive when approached for advice. There is a wealth of industry knowledge from which to draw on when confronted with unique dilemmas. The company enjoys a very good reputation within the construction industry which makes it easier to work with city officials, subcontractors, owner's reps, and architects. The company's quarterly newsletter is one of the funniest and more interesting pieces of official literature that I have ever come across. The general feeling is that it's compensation packages are fair for the industry.

    Cons

    There is very little feedback from upper management regarding job performance. Annual reviews consisted of filling out a job satisfaction form and returning it to the corporate office. Only recently did the company begin to require the use of standardized project management software. However, the software that is being required is not typically used for construction management. It is more of an accounting package and as a result many project managers are still using their own preferred software. The company operates an in-house print shop but does not have an over-sized color scanner or printer. There have been times when I have been forced to use Kinko's to scan and distribute documents to subcontractors.

    Advice to Management

    Meet with the members of your project teams to discuss job performance.



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