Okland Construction
3.7 of 5 11 reviews
www.okland.com Salt Lake City, UT 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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J. Randy Okland

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fast pace project management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Okland Construction

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just "OK" in Okland

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsVariety 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.

ConsExtreme 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 Senior ManagementTry to be equal in opportunities & perks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ

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

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

ConsI 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 Senior ManagementProvide 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Experience, hard to break through.

Intern (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Okland Construction as an intern for more than a year

ProsGreat experience, great mentors, reasonable base pay.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementDo 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

ConsThere appears to be a lot of Nepotism.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, great opportunities, and great projects!

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Okland Construction

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company, better than any other in SLC. Too much nepotism

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Okland Construction

ProsPeople are friendly. Micromanagement is minimal. Many different project types to work on and a lot of responsibility is given when you are capable. Great healthcare package. Small company feel with big company resources.

ConsNepotism is far more prevalent than it should be, it seems family members are put on better projects and given priority over others. Compensation is on the low end of the spectrum. Support from executives seems minimal.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou will start to lose quality employees until people feel better taken care of. Employees not in the office seem to be forgotten.

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HARD WORK

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I worked at Okland Construction

ProsThe best part of working at Okland was the Free medical insurance via Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Utah. And their 401(k)

ConsSometime long hours and manuel labor.

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Very loyal and honest company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThey are a very stable and honest company. Provides proper training to employees. Fair amount of autonomy given to each individual project.

ConsDid not see too much promotion from within the company. This was the cause of much frustration to many of the junior staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Its a great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Okland Construction

ProsBenefits are good and the people are great.

ConsLow ball offer out of school. Not an ESOP

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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