Swinerton Builders Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Great company that starts at high salary!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Sacramento, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High Salary, fun down-to-earth people, big projects, opportunity to move up

    Cons

    A little behind the times on some processes but tries to keep up to date on most things

    Advice to Management

    Update processes (payroll, time cards, use of technology) for a more efficient company and happier employees.


  2. PM Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Millstadt, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Millstadt, IL

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits Relaxed Atmosphere Good backlog with a good long range plan

    Cons

    keep people who are slackers Not open to ideas from anyone other than upper management.


  3. Great company and great people!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working environment, employee training programs, great opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Too many places to decide where to eat in Downtown Honolulu.


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  5. Project Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture here is the its selling point. Friendly environment and decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not very competitive pay and slow promotion. Most projects aren't very exciting.


  6. Great company. Great people. Long hard hours.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Great people. Homely environment.

    Cons

    Hours range from 11hrs/day to 16hrs/day. It can be tough to manage at times.


  7. Welcoming a new employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a pleasure to work for Swinerton Builders. I have never worked with a company that was so employee oriented and cared so much about employee welfare. I'm new to Swinerton. I was greeted as if I was an old friend. The employees that trained me could not have been more patient and kind. My immediate team is wonderful. I look so forward to going to work every day.

    Cons

    There are no cons. This may be hard to believe but honestly there is nothing negative I can say about Swinerton Builders.


  8. Awesome Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Swinerton is a great organization that really strives for a team environment. Projects are often fast paced and hectic, so it is important that the team gets along and works well together. Upper management realizes this and tries to put their employees in places they will succeed and be happy. Being a field person can be tough, but it is important to know that people do really try to factor in everything when assigning jobs.

    Cons

    Working in the field can be difficult, especially if you have to move and move 1-2 times a year. This problem doesn't apply to all employees obviously, but work life balance can be hard when you are away from home during the week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making decisions based on the teams and functionality. The best asset to a project is a strong team that works well together.


  9. Sr Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great internal support, large firm but treats everyone like family. Good ethics and standards. Always wants to do the right things. Builds really cool projects too.

    Cons

    Nothing - there isn't anything that I can say negative about Swinerton. They have treated me good and provided needed flexibility and opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Constant improvement - never stop trying, fine tune things as needed, and draw from the employees ideas and input to make things even better.


  10. Working at Swinerton as an hourly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Carpenter in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Journeyman Carpenter in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Swinerton is a great, long standing and still growing company! They have good leaders and supervisors. They also seem to take take care of everyone involved in the project.

    Cons

    Some Supervisors seem to have difficulty with communication. Not a lot of cons here. Swinerton has been a good construction company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your leaders to foreman status as soon as possible. Make it official. Give them the raise that comes with it. After all, these people are the companies future. It will help them to understand what direction you intend their career to head. Empower your people!


  11. Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is an extremely good company to work for. They really take care of all of their employees. Wonderful Company.

    Cons

    I have yet to find a con with Swinerton. This has been a great learning experience. I would recommend it.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to the management is to assign more work and duties to each intern as I found myself running out of tasks to do.



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