S.D. Deacon
3.3 of 5 6 reviews
www.deacon.com Portland, OR 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jan 29, 2014

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Steve Deacon

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place for entry level construction professionals

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at S.D. Deacon full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe organization has great mission, vision and values. The leadership cared about the employees and offered a culture of trust & openness. Lots of high level management decisions were shared at all staff meetings. Great opportunities for promotions, more responsibility and internal professional development were offered at all levels (in the field and office). Many positions were allowed some flexibility in work hours to allow for some home/work balance. Great people with lots of talent in building at all levels.

ConsWith open and honest communication, there were times when it felt like too much information was shared. Feelings of nervousness or fear about layoffs and economic downturns were frequent in more than just field personnel. Senior leadership sometimes felt like an old boys club that didn't include females or diversity. Pay is below fair market rate for many positions- it was well known you could build your career in this company but when you had experience and wanted to be compensated for the amount of work you did, you needed to find another organization. No project management software offered made for a lot of redundant tasks and paperwork. Streamlining PM work with software would eliminate a lot of errors and make job cost/ margin projections more accurate.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize good talent and compensate them before they move on. Be open to changes in the way things are done (processes & job tasks) and technology. Use a project management software system and embrace what technology can do for efficiency and better use of PM time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Do you fit in?

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at S.D. Deacon full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLarge company with some great people. Steve Deacon is great

ConsHuge turn over of employees at all levels from entry level up to VPs - That should tell you enough right there. People under Steve Deacon - some good, some not.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't even know where to start -

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Old Fashioned Company that under staffs projects that are under bid.

Project Engineer (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at S.D. Deacon full-time for more than a year

ProsAlot of the employees are good people.

ConsOld fashioned "protocols" leave you stuck at a desk working long unnecessary hours because management has no faith in their employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementIts time to consider a paperless environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The best company I have had the pleasure to work for.

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I worked at S.D. Deacon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery pro-employee, above average benefits and special perks.

ConsNone really, just get more work.

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

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Mac Specialist (Current Employee)
Colorado City, CO

I have been working at S.D. Deacon

Prosgood employer. I had some nice colleagues too

Consyou have to be filtered off from the rest of the management . Developer is being pulled into management stuff

Advice to Senior ManagementDepends , time to time, they are good and not

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Great Company, tough industry to be in currently

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at S.D. Deacon

ProsOne of the best companies I've ever worked for. Transparency in management, fair, anti-micromanagement. Awesome team.

ConsUnfortunately the private commercial construction industry has seen it's day for a while. We downsized to half of where we were during the peek of the building boom. No surprise, just a bummer to be a victim of the economy. We lost some talented people.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay strong. I understand and agree with cutting back, it's business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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