Swinerton Builders
3.6 of 5 21 reviews
www.swinerton.com San Francisco, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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Swinerton Builders Chairman & CEO Swinerton Inc. Mike Re

Mike Re

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84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

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

    ConsSalaries are probably lower than competitors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid company committed to being a top builder.

    Project Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsOpen 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.

    ConsWorkload 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 Senior ManagementContinue to invest in training, soliciting ideas and providing opportunities for all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Division Management needs to be reviewed.

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsSwinerton 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.

    ConsDivisions 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 Senior ManagementIn 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I currently work at Swinerton Builders.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsEmployee 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGenerous 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.

    ConsNothing in particular. All company's have struggles and Swinerton occassionally has theres.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communicating!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company in just about every way.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

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

    ConsCould be more proactive at identifying and retaining top talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prosemployee owned company that treats all employees well

    ConsSlow to react and deal with real issues at time

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon'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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very pleasing. Fair employment

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood company culture. Open door policy

    ConsAverage salary. Slow promotions. Long work hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    treats employees fairly; is an employee owned company

    Project Safety Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prosin general, treats employees fairly

    ConsSome supervisors mistreat their employees

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience

    Intern Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGot to learn a lot and work with some great people.

    ConsWas only a summer internship

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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