Marek Brothers Systems Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Amazing.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager/Estimator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Estimator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Trustworthy, Quality, Family-like environment, Feels like a small company but we are far from that, still family owned

    Cons

    Just my location, I live pretty far. But that's by choice. Great company.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Sheet Rocker

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sheetrocker in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Sheetrocker in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learn alot about construction and sheet rock type's and different type of tools and they teach you how to do it

    Cons

    A lot of work to bust your back for not much pay and not alot of supervisor's treat there employees with respect and they make sound that is the only job in the world


  3. Managment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Family owned, promote with in the company.

    Cons

    I have been with mbs for some time now and am very happy with them.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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  5. Marek stands behind their employees. Working for Marek is to be apart of an extended family.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Cost Estimator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Cost Estimator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The managers give you the freedom to complete your responsibilities as you see fit. The Marek Family sees their workforce as the most valuable asset. During the Recession they did not let go of any of the office infrastructure. Unfortunately, many field employees were let go but in their defense the construction industry is prone to this to begin with based on the size and amount of projects that are being built at a given time. As far as I know, Marek has the only workforce development program in the region. They actively recruit young men and women to train them in the interior finishing trades (with compensation) before they even set foot on a construction project. They believe in what they do and actively work to make the construction industry a better career path.

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance, in my opinion, is not up to par. Many of the managers have been with the company for 30 to 40+ years. I feel they have this "Old-School" mentality of a one income family. Where 1 person works and 1 person handles the home-front. Obviously, this doesn't exist like it did 40 years ago. Leaving home at 6am and getting home at 7pm is frustrating. Additionally, while technology is embraced by the owners, many of the managers struggle with it or flat out decide not to adopt it leaving some of the younger employees stuck in a state of having to tailor their work, reports, etc. into something the older generation can comprehend. Usually, pen and paper...

    Advice to Management

    Consider re-evaluating work/life balance. The company has and will miss out on talented individuals until this is addressed. The sub-contractor side of the construction industry is in need of young individuals as the baby boomers continue to retire. Even though micro managing is not their style I believe an insistence on using the available technology should be considered. I cannot begin to explain the time I waste sifting through paper files


  6. Worked with Marek many years, a pioneer in the construction industry.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment, no micro managing. Low turn over rate within the company. Average industry benefit package.

    Cons

    No promotions from within. Low end of industry salaries. Going through a lot of transitions in accounting and company restructure.

    Advice to Management

    Look within for your next generation of leaders. Communication to all levels needs to be a priority.


  7. Great Company Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    learned alot of great managing skills

    Cons

    not much, company values and promotions are distributed fairly.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company. Great People.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marek Brothers Systems

    Pros

    Family owned company. Social work environment. Company is one of the most ethical in the construction industry.

    Cons

    Work in corporate can be tedious.



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