Swinerton Builders Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. Good company, great opportunities

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time

    Pros

    Employee Ownership creates added pride and drive to succeed. Corporate management makes the effort to get to know employees even in remote locations. Fun culture encourages optimization of staff / projects. Good resume provides project opportunities for staff development.

    Cons

    Some favoritism. Lack of commitment to certain locations / markets. Some times development of an office takes time so shouldn't go in if not willing to be patient for results. But at least the decisions were communicated with sound reasoning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communications high with all levels in the organization. Continue meeting on large and small scale to share plans, vision, direction, goals. Continue to reward high performing employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great history, not the same builder today.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swinerton Builders

    Pros

    Company has a impressive construction history. Had many top, career people and build many famous projects. They are employee owned and offer comparable benefits to most large builders.

    Cons

    Has expanded offices with many struggling and or closing. Upper management not same caliber as past, and they do not value their people as they once did. Culture has changed where people are treated as commodities - easily replaced. Those at top are disproportionately rewarded at the expense of rank/file employees. Pay scale tends to be on the low side. HR and senior executives micro manage and over control. They force 401K retirement match dollars to be in company stock, rather than cash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to the value of caring and long-term commitment to employees.

  3. Pretty fun

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    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to work on a very high profile project with a great team. The building had a unique deign and overall the team made everyone feel like family in a way.

    Cons

    There were not many cons. Somedays work got fair repetitive as an intern but the biggest con was that somedays I would not have much work on my plate. Ironically these were the worst days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Lives up to its reputation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swinerton Builders (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Integrity Systems in place Safety focused

    Cons

    Too many inexperienced supts and pms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Right people for the right projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great community of builders.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management stands by the company's values and they are some of the nicest people to work with. Benefits are good and training is always available to employees.

    Cons

    Office culture is ho-hum in certain divisions (lack of cohesiveness, excitement, etc.). Communication is sometimes lacking, too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Pretty good GC, room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    lots of freedom to fail or succeed on your own, healthy work environment - works hard to make sure I have a good work life balance, personally I have a pretty clear understanding of what's required for growth and advancement, plenty of marquee clients to compliment your resume, slow to hire and slow to fire - can be both good and bad

    Cons

    it has been a bit of a challenge to get to a point where I know what is required for personal growth, company leadership is looking for only the go getters and if you are too cautious you won't have growth,ms low to hire and slow to fire - can be both good and bad, seems like the salary is a little on the low side for the industry in the Bay Area but highly competitive outside of the Bay Area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more clear for all employees, not just the favorite sons, what is expected of employees if they want to advance, become more competitive with pay in the Bay Area - there are too many other high paying options which can steal good employees away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Similar to most mid-size companies

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are comparatively quite good to most mid-size companies

    Cons

    Project managers leading/heading a field team should be given reviews more frequently

    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great for those looking to work their way up the corporate ladder even if you don't know what you are doing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time

    Pros

    Overall stability of company is good.

    Cons

    Too much politics, favorites rewarded heavily for playing up to the executives. Hard work is not recognized or rewarded at this company. Project managers overall show incompetence by the multiple projects that are mismanaged and in the red. This company has lots of cleaning up to do after a project team has made it's way through partial construction. At that point other team members are recruited to come in to "clean up" the project and put it back onto track for schedule and costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Excellent builder, talented Senior Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on high profile, complex construction projects. High integrity. High value on safety and client satisfaction. Opportunities to grow within company. Strong legacy and reputation as a solid builder within industry.

    Cons

    Benefits are fair. Competitive salary, low on bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure compensation is best in class.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time

    Pros

    they give you great opportunities to grow, great people, and great projects. Get 2-3 weeks vacation. Management has open door policy. Employee owned company

    Cons

    Salaries are probably lower than competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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