Okland Construction

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Okland Construction Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
15 Reviews
3.9
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company with a great team of people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Okland Construction as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team of leaders that really take pride the the quality of their skills.

    Cons

    Was a 6-month contract only position.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work

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

    I have been working at Okland Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Okland is really pushing hard to create a culture of remarkable experiences. Management is implementing exciting changes. Compensation is competitive, insurance is fantastic and they have exciting upcoming projects.

    Cons

    Change is slow but steady. Training needs to be implemented across all positions. Personal growth can be slow. Better consistency on with day to day operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more what is going on in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work but has items they are working to adjust.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Okland Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Okland will always pay on time and does everything they can to insure you stay employed. But what i appreciate the most is their attention to detail and demanding that it is provided to each customer. They believe in their core values. And see each employee as a person not a number and value you. Big company benefits with a small company feel.

    Cons

    Providing a unified structured front, between all job sites from safety to day to day activities. This roots to inconsistent staffing of projects that demands more of its staff on smaller projects and does not allow for balance in the work place and at home. If you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve healthcare and be more competitive with compensation, Okland is not known in the industry as the best paying or competitive salary place to work, insure employees do not get burned out due to industry demands or project promises given by marketing during bid process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Best company I have worked for. Great people, great history, promising future.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Okland Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are what make this company great. Ownership has recently adopted many policies to help provide the employees with greater long-term rewards for the hard work. Their is no corporate chain of command for moving up . . . they will give you the amount of responsibility that you seek and show you are trustworthy of. I am not an Okland or a "family friend" and I have not seen any nepotism as has been mentioned by others.

    Cons

    The company runs lean, without a lot of extra "management" or staff, which can lead to long hours when the workload is heavy, but it has always been well-rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going with the core purpose and core values to drive the vision for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Just "OK" in Okland

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Okland Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of projects to work on. Company has been around for a long time and has multiple offices. There are some good field and office people there. Corporate office is a good central location.

    Cons

    Extreme nepotism. It helps if you are either family or a 'family friend'. Pay is average. If you want a raise, you have to fight for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be equal in opportunities & perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast pace project management

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

    I have been working at Okland Construction

    Pros

    working to incorporate technology
    great people,
    exciting project never the same thing twice
    ownership working to develop culutre to strengthen company

    Cons

    missing on clear direction
    direct supervision micromanager
    leadership sometimes too busy to listen to the "little guy"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good experience with my initial years starting out in the industry after undergraduate schooling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Okland Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and small company feel. Good project opportunities and honest owners and employees.

    Cons

    I did not feel I could progress past my first impressions upon graduating from college. I successfully completed each project but was still under the 'new graduate' classification. Growth was not clearly outlined and the direction of the company owners was not communicated to the general work staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clear growth opportunities. As a private company don't be so private about the goals, financial stability and growth of the company. Realize that college graduates change and grow after years of working and aren't the 'green' employers they were at the beginning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience, hard to break through.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Okland Construction as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great mentors, reasonable base pay.

    Cons

    Hard to roll an internship into a full time job; Full Time Stingy. Not competitive pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your reviews of interns faster. They don't want to feel like an expendable intern for months and months at a time. Let them know if you want them so they can either commit to your company or make plans with a company that has the guts to take them on full time. Six months max as an intern.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Okland Construction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great peers to work with. Variety of different projects to work on. Financial stability of company

    Cons

    There appears to be a lot of Nepotism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people, great opportunities, and great projects!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Okland Construction

    Pros

    The people are what make this company. This company gives plenty of opportunity to anyone who walks in the door.

    Cons

    Health insurance policy changes often but that is pretty standard, however the employee does not pay the premium.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open a Southern California office because this company has the resources and the experience to compete that market. Preferably k-12 and higher ed.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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