Turner Construction

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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
217 Reviews
3.8
217 Reviews
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Turner Construction President and CEO Peter J. Davoren
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is also very focused on healthy work life balance (in 14 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 14 reviews)

  • expect to work long hours, expect upper management to point the finger first, then turn away (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of support for growth

    Cons

    a lot of hours

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    A lot of great people

    • 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 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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  5.  

    Good company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a significant contribution to the projects. Good communication with other specialists across the country/around the world.

    Cons

    Turner is a large company and not as nimble as it could be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a great experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Construction as an intern

    Pros

    This company has a good close family type atmosphere. I loved working here. If you love people, then you'll love working for Turner. At least that is what it seemed like with me being an intern.

    Cons

    For me being an intern the only bad thing was being stuck in the office most of the time.

  7.  

    You wanted to go to work everyday. You felt like a family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Safety Manager
    Current Employee - Project Safety Manager

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

    Pros

    You are able to get training in your field or other fields to advance within the company.

    Cons

    Some people don't know a good oppertunity when they have one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I always felt they did a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience

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

    I worked at Turner Construction

    Pros

    Job experience, learning the construction industry

    Cons

    corporate culture, unfair compensation between geographic areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfactory internship in civil engineering/construction management.

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

    I worked at Turner Construction as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Turner offers many diverse, hands-on opportunities for current students and recent graduates. Job responsibilities are well matched to skill level, with many chances to learn more while not overwhelming young employees.

    Cons

    Pay is fairly low as far as internships are concerned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    i had been worked with this company 8months.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAD Operator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - CAD Operator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    that is big construction company of USA.and this company had been finished big projects in all over the usa

    Cons

    here u got more and more experienced and u got big challenges for goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

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