Turner Construction Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
198 Reviews

3.7
198 Reviews
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Turner Construction President and CEO Peter J. Davoren
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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 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    good if your "in the club"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get over yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable, good job security but little room to move up the ranks.

    Current Employee - Assistant Project Accountant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Accountant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good training, job security

    Cons

    salary is average, little room to move up the ranks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in training your employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Project Intern

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    Former Employee - Project Intern/Co-Op  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Intern/Co-Op in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Turner Construction as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great introduction to construction project / field engineering. This internship was on site and involved many aspects of construction, from construction documents to meeting with consulting engineers, the architects, utility and regulatory officials and clients. The project staff including executives were all helpful. My Mentor was very helpful and showed real concern. The PM was top notch.

    Cons

    The human resources department would have HR interns handle your file. Just like I would make errors so would they. The mistakes that were not corrected prevented me from participating in all the events they mentioned in the on-boarding process and I feel I did not get the same experience other interns did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an HR rep comb through interns file to ensure accuracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern in the office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Turner Construction as an intern

    Pros

    Very good atmosphere to work in. Everyone is friendly and willing to help you (open-door policy). Turner trains you well, and sets you up for success. It is well known that Turner produces excellence and trains their employees for success; therefore around the 5-year mark many Turner employees get poached by other construction companies.

    Cons

    Turner is a huge company, and it can be difficult trying to network with everyone despite their efforts to organize social events. Unfortunately, this is the case with many big name construction companies, so this didn't bother me too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed my internship experience with Turner, but I would have liked management to show more of an effort to introduce/socialize with internship-level employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing

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

    I worked at Turner Construction as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, everyone is friendly and always willing to help each other, great culture, awesome projects, cool experiences. Pride in the projects completed. Management is really on top of what they are doing, the president knows everyone and knows everything about the company and continues to improve the company.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons, I would say sometimes difficult to contact certain superts, but most respond quickly and friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great company. The benefits programs are the best in the industry and Turner treats all of their employees very well. There is no glass ceiling... work hard and you will do well.

    Cons

    Turner is committed to the happiness of their employees; however, construction work is somewhat transient... be prepared to move for new opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to work for but the last few years and a rough market have been challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Estimating Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Estimating Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, I've never felt overworked, great benefits and 'family' feel, very reputable company and opportunity for advancement within the company

    Cons

    Two complaints: lots of people moving around (projects, departments) on short notice and we haven't been as successful in the market recently as I think anyone would like but that's accross the board in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the recent 'leaning' of the company, would like to see high performers within the company compensated more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Good

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lot of work Very Busy

    Cons

    Career path development needs to be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose focus of the younger staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Oustanding Quality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Construction

    Pros

    Excellent Construction company, big projects.

    Cons

    Is difficult to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The Best

    • 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

    Pros

    A company that cares about you and your family, truly. Opportunities are created for you if you work hard. Great environment to work with flexibility as needed. If you get knocked down, they are there to help you up.

    Cons

    None that I can think of, you can always find something wrong with something a company does but the positive outweigh the negative it is not worth it for me even think about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the big guy around as long as we can

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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