Turner Construction

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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
217 Reviews
3.8
217 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Turner Construction is an awesome, rewarding place to be employed at.

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, lots of hands on experience, lots of real world experience, co-workers collaborate with you in order to help you jump into the teams project, welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    There aren't too many cons, though I would say that the multiple weekly meetings may get tiresome if you have a short attention span.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are an awesome staff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good co workers horrible upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I worked at Turner Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about the industry. A well known, high visibility company. Had some amazing jobs to work on, and some fantastic coworkers..vacation and sick days were not lumped together as " PTO("paid time off" )as is the case with many companies . Quarterly functions to address " state of business unit operations"was well handled as a nice social function/ cocktail party....A perk. some nicely executed social functions helped smooth the edge of being expected to be at company's beck and call at all times.

    Cons

    The truly excellent and visionary aren't acknowledged... Serious old boy network, and nepotism runs rampant. You can be the best in your field, but if you aren't one of the " favored ones" ... Start looking to move elsewhere because although you won't be fired.... You'll be pigeon-holed and not promoted or compensated as you should be. Very long work hours are the norm and expected without adequate compensation. Frequent late night and weekend work. Bonus structure very unfairly distributed to really only acknowledge field ops.... If you are considered support in any way.... Forget any meaningful bonus. All in all .... Company has a lot of potential not realized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dinosaurs. Revamp your compensation policies.. And stop putting failed field ops people in charge of departments they have no training in or any interest in doing the job well.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training ground for young staff

    Cons

    Too many initiatives that don't focus on the profitability of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the core business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, smart and real talented people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great experience. Turner utilizes the newest CM methods and technology.

    Cons

    Long work hours and travel but that's just the construction industry in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create SOP's (standard operating procedures) to make it easier for people to bounce around projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid group of honest hardworking professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Preconstruction Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Preconstruction Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Turner has completed many impressive projects across the nation and the globe. This experience opens up a lot of opportunities for the company and the company spends a lot of time training its employees and embracing new technology.

    Cons

    As a large company change comes slowly and even thought there is a focus on new technology it is hard to get buy in for major changes from corporate. Offices vary a lot, some are excellent and some just okay. Turner is not a private company and has a lot of back of house cost which makes it difficult to be cost competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more engaged in day to day employee activities and focusing on how to build well and less focused on the data and less focused on just metrics, industry and performance data. Overall focus more on b people and less on data and acronyms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work environment, interesting projects, commitment to excellence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Turner Construction as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay for work and the ability to work on world class projects, great work-life balance

    Cons

    It is an enormous company, so moving higher into managerial positions can often be slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Management philosophy, managers and co-workers, training, resources, benefits, culture

    Cons

    Processes can be slow and more complicated than they need to be, its a large company so although there are growth opportunities there are lots of people to grow into those oppertunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make processes easier for operations. Stream line processes and make departments accountable for their own responsibilities. (ie operations has too much work involved in accounting, let us focus on operations).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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