Turner Construction
3.6 of 5 174 reviews
www.turnerconstruction.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Turner Construction Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.6 174 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Turner Construction President and CEO Peter J. Davoren

Peter J. Davoren

(105 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 but it isn't anything that bad"
    in 15 reviews
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Welcome to the frat house.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Turner Construction

ProsHave watched people skate by with minimal effort and be promoted. Turner will not fire anyone, instead upper management will set you up to fail and provide you enough rope to hang yourself from.

ConsHas no problem sending you to work away from your family.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive credit where credits due

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Long hours not compensated no direction

MEP Engineer (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Turner Construction full-time for less than a year

ProsLarge company with help from all employees

ConsSalary, long hours, minimum growth, large turn around

Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing employees on projects.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Enlightening

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

ProsThey have good benefit package

ConsThey do not treat everyone the same, too many clicks

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to do something about those in upper management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Unfortunately disappointing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Turner Construction

Prosbenefits, and some good middle level management people, looks good on resume

ConsUpper Mgt. basis promotions on favoritism. I was really excited for awhile to be working at Turner but it has been an ultimate disappointment. If you haven't been raised in the Turner Family you are an outsider. Mr. Davoren needs to connect with the lower level people and not just the officers. .

The biggest thing is the leadership needs to be turned over and they need to move into the 21st century.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand your population and reward on merit. There needs to be casual fridays, this issue has been raised over and over again. The management team needs to be turned over to younger people who are actually skilled at what they are doing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Work Life Balance, Not so balanaced

Field Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Turner Construction

ProsTurner is a great place to experience challanging projects and build problem solving skills. You learn about yourself and what type of responsibilites you can handle.

ConsThere is no work life balance. If you want to be a positive, contributing member of your team, you have zero time for a social life. 12 hour days, 5 days in a row are standard. Younger guys get the shaft from upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire more staff to handle the load of a project job. Please do not take advantage of the bad market and threaten people with their jobs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Engineer (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Turner Construction

ProsTurner allows young professionals the ability to learn very quickly since they are given a tremdous amout of responsibity very early. They are a very large company which allows the employee the ability to transfer or suitcase. They have wonderful insurance.

ConsTurner is a very political company with the headquarters in New York. The office is clearly run with favorites and if are not one, do not expect a promotion or any praise for your successes. The HR department is nonexistent, so if you have an HR problem, they will turn it around as your problem and sweep it under the rug. New employees receive no training and are required to "sink or swim" leading to a tremdous amount of turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management should be more aware of the management running the Denver office. They are not honest with them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Only if you have to work here, should you.

Administrative (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Turner Construction

ProsMedical Benefits and Networking Events, some of the people at Turner are very nice and helpful. They have a mentoring program that is excellent. They have someone there to help you if you need direction and they are very open to tell you where you are headed or where you could be headed in the company. The overall expierence at Turner makes me want to stay in a small company forever. They have great meetings, they are very informative and keep you in the loop on what is going on, it's the only way to really know whats going on if you arent Senior Management.

ConsStarting with Management, they have the worst Management that you could possibly think of. They need to work on Seperating thoes who "can" manage people and thoes who "can't" manage people, the would get allot futher ahead just by doing that. Turner is so much drama to work for, if you are looking for a company that you can go to work at and do your job, maybe meet a few nice people and go home, then Turner is NOT the company for you. They need to work on their Human Resources Department, maybe get them to start following the policy's that they put into place.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your employee's, if their is a problem try and help fix it , don't overlook it and blow it off. If someone is being treated unfairly then at least proceed by the book, if your going to do nothing else. Make sure that if you are advertising your company to be diverse, then at least TRY! Make sure that management is being overseen by people that are fair and looking out for the best intrest in the company, not themselves. Special Projects needs the most work and new Management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, respected culture, way too Top-Heavy

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

ProsGreat corporate culture. Real 9-5 job.

ConsLacking leadership. Not many risk takers within the company. Employees too afraid to speak their mind. Too many outsiders brought in whose philosophy's conflicts with the true values that Turner has built and represents.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees. Provide better career guidance. Cutting jobs across the board will not improve bottom line numbers. Business needs to focus on innovation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Just another construction company

Engineer (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Turner Construction full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDo not lay off if market is down

Consmust travel 75 plus miles with milage

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Good experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Turner Construction full-time

ProsTurner is a huge company nation and worldwide. They pay well, good benefits, and fun group of younger people.

ConsThey tend to have favorites and not good at working together as a family team environment. You don't really have a say in this company unless you've been around for 10 plus years. For example, you might be on a different project without a choice the next week.

Advice to Senior ManagementI recommend listening to the newer employees and building a better work environment for everyone. Plus, training needs to be done the same way every time. Everyone has their own way of doing things, which can make it difficult to work with.

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

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