Turner Construction

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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
202 Reviews
3.7
202 Reviews
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Turner Construction President and CEO Peter J. Davoren
Peter J. Davoren
120 Ratings

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 preached as a critical component to success, but rarely is it practiced or accepted (in 12 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.  

    Solid company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people, large company, good reputation

    Cons

    50-60 hour weeks are the norm

    Recommends
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Surrounded by goal oriented employees who understand the industry well.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being surrounded by truly intelligent engineers who are driven individuals.

    Cons

    Compensation for the finance family is 20-25% lower than operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the value of your employees for what they bring to the table, not for what department they are in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great summer internship experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Construction

    Pros

    Really good company with good benefits. They value their people well and are open to giving you valuable work that you enjoy.

    Cons

    Not really any cons that I found.

  6.  

    A Great Experience

    • 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

    Pros

    At Turner you will be exposed to some of the most exciting projects throughout the country and world. There are a lot of opportunities to gain invaluable experience with vast resources.

    Cons

    It's difficult to maintain work life balance and still be considered a valuable employee. Minimal advancement beyond middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to you your mid level staff people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    How many times can a man turn his head pretending he just doesn't see?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Turner offers great health benefits which can be extremely helpful for families. Unfortunately, providing excellent health insurance is where Turner's concern for their employee's families begins and ends. Other than that, I can't think of any other pros.

    Cons

    As many other posts have suggested, Turner is a great place to work if you are one of the few who have been "chosen." While companies in all industries should review the future success of their employees and help said employees get on the right career path, Turner's way of "anointing" its employees is based on outdated perceptions instead of rational characteristics and strengths. Senior management runs the company similar to the way a high school bully runs the playground during recess. Those in the Turner boys club who scream the loudest, intimidate the largest amount of people and squash any progress or alternative ways of approaching work are held in the highest regard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turner's main two resources are middle aged people who can't go anywhere else and twenty something's who they can take advantage of. Sadly, this is a recipe for failure and I would suggest that senior management begin adopting modern workplace practices as this company is not and will not be able to recruit or retain top talent. Morale at Turner, particularly the NYC office, is at an all time low so senior management needs to realize that simply going through the motions with "connectivity" is a waste of time if none of the employee feedback is recognized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good BIG company, if that's what you want

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    Former Employee - Assistant PM  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant PM in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities for the go getters

    Cons

    Tons of travel requirements can be stressful if you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to grow

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

    I worked at Turner Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of support for growth

    Cons

    a lot of hours

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Staff to work with. They do not micromanage and expect you to do your job.

    Cons

    No compensation for working 70-80 hours a week. No compensation for finishing projects under budget and ahead of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A lot of great people

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You can expect to work with a group of very competent people and challenging projects

    Cons

    They could do a better job of really measuring and employee performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean, Green and BIM are not departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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