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
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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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Oustanding Quality

    • 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

    Excellent Construction company, big projects.

    Cons

    Is difficult to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    The Best

    • 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

    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
  6.  

    Worked to help me reach my goals

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Construction

    Pros

    They have a ton of resources at your disposal. They work to get you to follow your career path. If you want to transfer or relocate they will help you.

    Cons

    They probably pay less than other commercial contractors. Work hours are all over the board and the older staff expects you to work 6 days a week.

  7.  

    Turner Construction has proved to be a fulfilling employer to work for who highly value their personnel.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Understanding of Work-Life balance.
    Active recognition and review program.

    Cons

    At times your place of work is more than an average commute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Largest GC in the country with international divisions. Includes self perform work in select business units. High retention. Small company feel at local business unit.

    Cons

    Can be too process oriented. Corporate culture and requirements can get in the way of doing the best for employees and clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best Job I've ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    I work in an office on the non-construction side of the house. Management is great as well as my co-workers. This is truly a team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can work longer hours since I deal with the entire country but it can be rewarding at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people focused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Employment at Turner

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Hercules, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Hercules, CA

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

    Pros

    Best education and experience of my careet

    Cons

    Oakland office treats you as a number and people dont work together as a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More strategic planning on personnel's qualification

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Welcome to the frat house.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Construction

    Pros

    Have 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit where credits due

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