Turner Construction
3.6 of 5 191 reviews
www.turnerconstruction.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Turner Construction Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.6 191 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Turner Construction President and CEO Peter J. Davoren

Peter J. Davoren

(115 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
191 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Stress work/life balance but expect you to be available on vacations/time off"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Depending on your boss, are very willing to help you move forward in the company"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is non-existent while being noticeably promoted"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Long hours - usually expected to work a minimum of 50 hours a week, causing work-life balance to suffer"
    in 16 reviews
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    Just another construction company

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsDo not lay off if market is down

    Consmust travel 75 plus miles with milage

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    Challenging yet rewarding at times

    (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou will learn a lot from many different people, especially when working on a jobsite. There are people who have been with Turner for 10, 15, 20 + years and hearing about their experiences is very useful. Turner is also a very stable company to work for.

    ConsWork life balance is very poor and it is difficult to advance unless you know someone at the top. Some people at the top should be replaced because they just follow the same procedures even if they don't work well. It also takes a ton of a paperwork and steps to do perform a simple task at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees a better work life balance, newletters are dedicated to work life balance, however, no one really has one. Too many hours, not enough recognition. Good place to learn.

    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 start in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Great environment
    -Hands on Experience
    -Good at finding strengths in employees
    -Decent Benefits and transitional ease
    -Informal Training within Teams are helpful

    Cons-Formal Training needs help
    -Once strengths are found, one can be pigeon-holed
    -Vacation Days are minimal
    - Can be intense
    -one must seek out opportunities, will not be volunteered easily

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

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    Turner makes significant effort to keep good people in down times, but has limited long term advancement opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat benefits and training, job stability, good people, generous compensation, consistent raises, comprehensive annual evaluations

    ConsTendency to pigeon-hole people in positions in which they excel, limited ability to advance to level of a Project Executive in construction if you don't meet a certain profile, abundance of middle management creating roadblocks to advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the dead wood

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ever evolving

    Assistant Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood exposure to complex projects

    ConsYou will never work on a "Typical" Turner Job

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through. Turner lacks follow through to self directed initiatives, which in turn leads to skeptisim and unrest. Connectivity, I'm not sure senior management even understands the word. Start with names and one simple fact about an employee. It's not hard to do, people love to talk about themselves.

    Remember Turner was built on TIC, but without commitment employees will just tic time away while looking for new ventures.

    Listen, too many times something hasn't been in the wheelhouse, but innovation is not a wheelhouse but the progression of teamwork.

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

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    great place to work

    Field Engineer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgreat place to work and great co workers

    Conslong hours but it isn't anything that bad

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    Great career development environment but has a ceiling

    IT Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe best aspect of the company is its hard-working people who appreciate your help. Staff and middle management are generally non-technical and are looking for assistance from IT.

    ConsIT is not mainstream, so opportunities are limited. Upper management believes IT is an overhead expense that can continually be down-sized. Path of least resistance is for IT management to cut top IT staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer paths must be developed to lead beyond IT.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Small fish in a big pond

    Field Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat growth opportunities. Job security.

    ConsOld fashioned practices. Long hours. Not flexible with vacations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly Environment. There are some brilliant people that work for this company

    ConsThere is entirely too many steps and paperwork involved to complete a single task. There use of the word "Volunteer" is extremely used out of context.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake Steve Jobs approach: Simple is better in certain cases.

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

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    My experience started off positive and became a guessing game down the road

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary, benefits, summer noon closings on Fridays.

    ConsUpper Management is not always honest in their plans for your career advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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