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Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
13 Reviews

3.3
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Estimator  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Estimator in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Middle management seems to care about the lower tier assistants, supers and estimators. They give bonuses although the structure of what your bonus is based on is not very clear.

    Cons

    Field superintendents and estimators in the office don't seem to get along very well. The lines between what each job role does on each job is not very clear. Its possible that an estimator could work three projects with three different superintendents or PMs and not have the same role or will complete different tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a more solid format for separating the roles on a project. The tasks of a superintendent/estimator/PM should be the same on every project. There should also be another team member on every project. There is only an APM or Project Engineer on a project if the job is big enough. Its making the PMs and superintendents have to do way more work than needed on an everyday basis.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Youth Orientated Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good client base, salaries competative and well run office.

    Cons

    Rampant ageism creates a negative work environment for older workers- defining older as 50+

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some respect for the wisdom of older workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall happiness, good management, exciting atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton, NJ

    Pros

    Professionalism, one of the top CM's in New York City, NY. Project Managers are for the most part good guys. High safety standards. Good sales and marketing team.

    Cons

    Few females in top positions, male dominated atmosphere. Good old boy network abounds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to develop other departments, rather than just concentrating on the construction supers and PM's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Chaotic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Estimator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Estimator in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great Location. Some nice people. Opportunity to work on major projects for huge clients.

    Cons

    Overworked. Underpaid. Under appreciated. This place is a machine and the harder you work the more work you get, and you'll find that if you're competent, you'll have to cover for the incompetence of others. Not exactly organized either. No advancement unless you are related.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be managers. Learn who is really working for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best Company To Work for In the Business

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great experience and opportunities to learn and advance in your career. There is always change in job locations so there is never a dull moment. The co-workers are fantastic to work with and always willing to help; they make it seem like a family. There is competition that always keep motivation alive. Upper management is great and very helpful, they are very, very easy to speak to as well as speak your mind. They want you to take your vacation days and value you as an employee. Everyday is a pleasure to go to work.

    Cons

    Some superintendents can be "lost" in operations and seemingly be stuck there for years without recognition. While in operations you do work weekends very often and need to change plans on a dime. There is always construction going on so ultimately you are always on call if in operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to realize and reward employees for their hard work and value to the company. Nothing else, management truly is great from my experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good but no growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Estimator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Estimator in New York, NY

    Pros

    good people to work for. very good atmosphere. they respect people very much. good senior management team. very approachable people.

    Cons

    absolutely no growth/promotion whatsoever. I do not think they have a well defined career path. You can work there for 10 or 15 years but unfortunately you will stay at the same place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Leading player in construction industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Woodbridge, NJ

    Pros

    As a privately held firm, Structure Tone focuses on developing deep relationships with clients. The net result is a lot of repeat business. Business decisions are not driven by quarterly reports.

    Cons

    The company uses Lotus Notes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    The benefits package is wonderful, salaries are competitive, some people are great to work with.

    Cons

    The DC office is chaotic at best. There is a lot of animosity between co-workers and departments and management will just tell you what you want to hear. I personally worked many 70+ hour weeks with no acknowledgment for my hard work. There seems to be financial issues, subcontractors are not getting paid and at times are walking off the projects. There is no training, you get thrown into the water and it's sink or swim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to get the departments to work with each other and not against. Give your employees the respect and appreciation they deserve for their hard work. There are many inexperienced employees that cause a lot of the issues for the projects and they should either be let go or properly trained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, Great Culture, Great People, Interesting and Challenging Projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Awesome culture. Great people. Excellent investment in employee training. Excellent integrated CMiC business system.

    Cons

    Somewhat slow in advancement. However this is likely due to low turnover in higher positions. Annual raises small if at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance employee pay every year. As they learn and grow, their value increases significantly, and other companies are more than happy to pay for that value. It will cost you less to give good raises than to hire new people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to work for if you are out in the field often.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Structure Tone offers a pension that is 100% vested after 7 years. They offer a good dental and vision plan. They have a good reputation in the construction field. They are a little looser in the Boston office than the "Type A" employees in the headquarters in New York, but not unprofessional. They are close to different modes of transportation; commuter rail, subway and bus. Senior management is very approachable and available. They seem to be pretty strong in this economy and have informed us by way of biannual town meetings of their business plan to help roll with it.

    Cons

    The time off policy is in paid time off that is used for both vacation time and sick time. Employees pay 20% for health insurance. There are not enough dentists that accept the dental plan. Benefit information is online and medical information some may not want to be online is required to be. Middle management is very unapproachable, unreasonable, and not open to change or suggestions. There is no communication between management and subordinates. There were a few lay offs which no one was aware of until they realized those people hadn't been in the office for quite a while. Favoritism runs rampant in the office and people who back stab, pass the buck and take credit for things other people do seem to be the ones who get the promotions or little "favors".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give middle management more training on how to motivate and give feedback to their subordinates. Have vacation time and sick time separately. Have more communication on decisions affecting all employees instead of doing things and never announcing it or explaining their actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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