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
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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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    It was not what I had expected and did not provide opportunities for advancement.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsNice company parties and community involvement.

    ConsLeadership needed improvement for one-on-one discussion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Welcome to the frat house.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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

    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)

    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

    (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    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)

    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

    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

    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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    Favoritism and lousy benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI can't think of any

    ConsIf you're not someone's pet, forget about promotions. Most of their policies are based on whatever has worked in the past. They don't keep up with the present at all. Two week's vacation is ridiculous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop living in the past and look at the world around you. You talk about people staying for their whole careers but you don't do anything to make them want to. Base promotions on quality of work not on who likes you or how long you've been there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good if your "in the club"

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosyou can learn much about the industry and from hands on experiences.

    Consexpect to work long hours, expect upper management to point the finger first, then turn away

    Advice to Senior Managementget over yourselves

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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