S.D. Deacon

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for entry level construction professionals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    With 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 ManagementAdvice

    Recognize 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do you fit in?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Large company with some great people. Steve Deacon is great

    Cons

    Huge 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't even know where to start -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at S.D. Deacon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Alot of the employees are good people.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its time to consider a paperless environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None really, just get more work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    true

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    Current Employee - Mac Specialist in Colorado City, CO
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist in Colorado City, CO

    I have been working at S.D. Deacon

    Pros

    good employer. I had some nice colleagues too

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depends , time to time, they are good and not

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, tough industry to be in currently

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.D. Deacon

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unfortunately 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stay strong. I understand and agree with cutting back, it's business.

    Recommends
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