Swinerton Builders

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Swinerton Builders Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
27 Reviews
3.8
27 Reviews
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Swinerton Builders Chairman & CEO Swinerton Inc. Mike Re
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  1.  

    Excellent builder, talented Senior Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time for 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
  2.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Solid company committed to being a top builder.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Executive
    Current Employee - Project Executive

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time

    Pros

    Open door style and willing to listen to good ideas wherever they originate. A long history, but open to adapting and innovating. Job-site teams are given support when needed but are also given a lot of leash to manage projects as they see fit without being second guessed, told exactly how to do everything or buried in reporting or approval requirements.

    Cons

    Workload can be heavy. Teams run fairly lean. Can improve on identifying and sharing best practices across divisions and projects as well as on career path and compensation transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in training, soliciting ideas and providing opportunities for all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Division Management needs to be reviewed.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Swinerton offers a competitive salary and benefit package. I would say that they are middle of the pack when compared to other companies of this size.

    Cons

    Divisions outside of the west coast are often the forgotten "red headed step child". This leads the division managers to create a sub environment that often conflicts with the home office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my experience at Swinerton it is more about who likes who (regardless of your quality of work). Those that are good at playing people and can talk a good game will suceed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I currently work at Swinerton Builders.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Employee owned and profit sharing. Long track record (125 Years) of quality construction practices. Have had some safety incidents in the past but have learned from them and now has one of the best safety programs in the industry. High retention of employees (30+ years) shows that it is a company built on integrity, leadership, passion and excellence.

    Cons

    You have to push to have your annual review performed or it might get overlooked. Paid Time Off provided is ok but not as good as I've seen elsewhere. Salaries aren't as high as elsewhere, but there is somewhat of a tradeoff with quality of workplace, work/life balance and people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the emphasis on Quality and Safety. Those two areas are vital to sustaining a growing place in the market and client retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generous with time off, company pays for life insurance & short term disability. Really good health, dental, vision package. Great folks to work with no matter what division you go to. Very little if any gossip. Willing to think outside of the box. Proven ability to be recognized and promoted. Employee owned company. Management is happy to share financials with employees.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. All company's have struggles and Swinerton occassionally has theres.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company in just about every way.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and freedom to take risks. Exceptional feeling of belonging to a family that promotes work-life balance.

    Cons

    Could be more proactive at identifying and retaining top talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to look beyond your core business of building buildings. The world is changing and construction will look very different in 25 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Swinerton Builders Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    employee owned company that treats all employees well

    Cons

    Slow to react and deal with real issues at time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let some bosses unjustly intimidate workers beneath them. Stop the good old boy club atmosphere where employees not in that click are treated unjustly or differently by those in the (bosses) click

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very pleasing. Fair employment

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company culture. Open door policy

    Cons

    Average salary. Slow promotions. Long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Always busy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Administrator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got to work with some really great people, with fun personalities and good work ethic. Good health and retirement benefits, including a ESOPs plan. Was new to construction industry and learned how to read architectural plans and about finances for construction projects.

    Cons

    It might be common for the construction industry, but the hours were really long. Typical day was 10 to 14 hours, due to staffing issues in the field office. Made it difficult to find work/life balance.

    No opinion of CEO

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