Turner Construction

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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
225 Reviews
3.8
225 Reviews
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Turner Construction President and CEO Peter J. Davoren
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is also very focused on healthy work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Really good company with good benefits (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is very poor and it is difficult to advance unless you know someone at the top (in 14 reviews)

  • expect to work long hours, expect upper management to point the finger first, then turn away (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Employees are this companies greatest asset.

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction

    Pros

    At Turner Construction Co. the employees are the greatest assets. This being said Turner recognizes this and offers employees great benefits, competitive salary, and extensive professional training. Turner aims to retain employees for life. Their core values are integrity, teamwork, and commitment which aligns with how they treat their employees. They stress work/life balance and certainly support it. Overall a great place to work minus the CONS listed below.

    Cons

    There are not many cons to working for Turner, especially depending on how driven you are. I'm a very motivated and intelligent individual whom expects to be rewarded for going above and beyond. Turner does not do a very good job of meeting my needs in this area. They seem to treat everyone in the same manner whether they are the "A" players or "C" players. This leads to Turner not retaining their top talent. Salaries are generally lower than other construction companies especially if you are a "go-getter" as described above. Very corporate structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced intense work with a lot of responsibility.

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction

    Pros

    Great Company support, above average salary. Turner always likes to promote from within the company and is driven to provide the necessary training to encourage and help their employees grow and succeed.

    Cons

    Long hours, high stress. Depending on the projects that you are on, the hours of work per day and stress can be very high. Working weekends comes into play a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best construction company to work for!!

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    They care deeply about having a work-life balance, upper management cares about every individual and goes out of their way to say hi or see how your day is going, they push you to try new things and expand your knowledge instead of just keeping you in confined space doing the same stuff over and over, Turner wants you to be a well rounded individual so they will develop various skills based on your performance to make sure you perform well in all areas of your job, vast amount of classes offered to continue improving yourself,

    Cons

    It is very time demanding and you need to stay on top of your toes. This is not a company for someone who wants an easy job to just come in and do his minimum hours. There is a level system to how you grow and get promotions which can be good and bad depending how fast you can learn new things or adapt to what you are being challenged with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company for those who value commitment and rewarding careers

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to build a career
    Embraces Diversity
    BIM, Innovation and Lean
    Strong Safety Culture
    Strong Ethics and Integrity
    Work Life Balance
    If you like to be part of some very special and unique projects, Turner is the place to be. They employ very bright and energetic people. It is an absolute pleasure to manage intelligent staff who are committed to their personal development.

    Cons

    As an experienced hire, you need to work harder than the rest to build trust within the organization. I know this first hand. It is starting over, regardless of how great you were at a previous company(s). Our training and knowledge transfer to support the growth of younger staff needs more focus (common to most companies).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire the smartest and most driven people available and pay them well. Prefer quality over quantity. Exp hires included.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Assistant MEP Superintendent in-charge of managing the installation of major MEP systems.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Turner is a great company with a long-standing history in construction. Turner is innovative and offers a long-term career path through a very structured corporation. With offices in nearly every part of the country and the flexibility to move (if desired), Turner offers the ability to work in nearly any region on the country. Turner also has a strong international presence in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

    Cons

    Slow promotional track due to large corporate structure. Less than industry average pay for equal position and responsibility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Big organization, don't get lost

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction

    Pros

    Good benefits and learning experience

    Cons

    Disconnection between management and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and act

  8.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Turner. The people are top notch. It's a big company with a small company feel.

    Cons

    I have no complaints. It has easily, without a doubt, been the best company that I have ever worked for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    World Class Organization!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MEP Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - MEP Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is lead by an extremely qualified group of individuals who live the company's core values. There is a definite culture of teamwork and integrity.

    Cons

    Construction in general has very long hours when compared to other disciplines. The worst part about Turner is that sometimes your direct manager may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but there is opportunity to grow.
    Turner should do even more to help develop their people by backing them financially for higher level degrees. Train people so they can leave, treat them so that they won't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp your tuition assistance program and start a program to further enhance your technical staff (MEP departments).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Turner Construction as an intern

    Pros

    -Job Site and Office Culture: Great group of people at Turner, all willing to show you the ropes and give you opportunities to take charge and learn from your mistakes. Looked forward to going to work everyday due to the amazing field management I worked with.

    -Lots of Training opportunities via their Online Program called "Turner University" Also many business unit meetings throughout the year that include all employees to let them know how the unit is doing, and what projects they are going after. Always keep you updated.

    -One of the industry leaders, others take notice and really like when they see Turner on a resume

    -Lots of community involvement, subcontractor training programs for small businesses, and great safety culture.

    Cons

    -Work/Life balance is not always there; OT and working weekends & holidays required sometimes (but as we know is expected in this industry)

    -I noticed many of the new graduate field engineers that were just starting off had a lot of Book Knowledge and Theories from college, but not so much of on the field/practical knowledge. Could use more real world training/methods from the seasoned veterans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent company, very focused on investing in their people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Focused on their employees growth and success. They offer many different resources and training opportunities. The company is also very focused on healthy work life balance.

    Cons

    Turner is a very large company which makes growth and career advancement both unlimited and open ended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on improving building lean and increasing efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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