Turner Construction

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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
210 Reviews
3.7
210 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is great-- care about the employees (in 13 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 13 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work, smart and real talented people.

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great work environment, interesting projects, commitment to excellence

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great first job out of college.

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

    I worked at Turner Construction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent salary for the entry level position.

    Cons

    Leadership wasn't always more knowledgeable than the manpower they were leading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to focus on the employees...not the upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    If you interested in becoming a Project Manager as you grow in your career then turner will be a great fit fir you.

    Cons

    No complains, love working here. It has been my dream company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good Work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfactory

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees. Great opportunities for extra curricular activities. Lots of training opportunities given and offered.

    Cons

    Management is slacking. Communication among project teams isn't consistently great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees that are performing, not just the ones who threaten to leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great-- care about the employees

    Cons

    Unorganized on certain job sites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people, large company, good reputation

    Cons

    50-60 hour weeks are the norm

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great if you love being the big dog

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Turner Construction full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting projects, vast resources, cutting edge technology, ample opportunity to make decisions without being micromanaged, enjoy the prestige of working for one of the largest construction companies in the world

    Cons

    Average pay with almost no bonus or annual increase; great so long as there's a backlog but when the well runs the end can be very near

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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