Turner Construction

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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.  

    great learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are very willing to help

    Cons

    Big company - feel like a number

  2.  

    Big Place, Big Opportunities

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

    Pros

    You can learn all facets of the construction industry

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel that your nothing but a number

  3.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good for starting in as a fresher

    Cons

    Hard to placed in them as a employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try good

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  5.  

    Many opportunities have been readily available to further my knowledge and experience in the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Superintendent  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Oklahoma City, OK

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities and great benefits

    Cons

    Over work staff on jobsites by not putting enough people on them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more staff on projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turner is a good place work if you are ok with the big corporate mentality.

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

    Pros

    Turner is progressive and on the cutting edge of the industry. They invested heavily in education and employee development.

    Cons

    Their risk aversion can be a hinderance to being a team player and often supercedes being a good builder. Paperwork detracts from the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in relationships with Owners, subcontractors, and vendors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Just another construction company

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

    Pros

    Do not lay off if market is down

    Cons

    must travel 75 plus miles with milage

  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Accountant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    I had a great experience at this company. The pay is good and there are a lot of good people there. There were always plenty of opportunities to advance available. You may have needed to look for them, but they were there. All it took was initiative.

    Cons

    The hours could be long sometimes. This wasn't too much of a problem, because I think that's pretty much the same anywhere you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to start in

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

    Pros

    -Great environment
    -Hands on Experience
    -Good at finding strengths in employees
    -Decent Benefits and transitional ease
    -Informal Training within Teams are helpful

    Cons

    -Formal Training needs help
    -Once strengths are found, one can be pigeon-holed
    -Vacation Days are minimal
    - Can be intense
    -one must seek out opportunities, will not be volunteered easily

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Turner makes significant effort to keep good people in down times, but has limited long term advancement opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Great benefits and training, job stability, good people, generous compensation, consistent raises, comprehensive annual evaluations

    Cons

    Tendency to pigeon-hole people in positions in which they excel, limited ability to advance to level of a Project Executive in construction if you don't meet a certain profile, abundance of middle management creating roadblocks to advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead wood

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging yet rewarding at times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    You will learn a lot from many different people, especially when working on a jobsite. There are people who have been with Turner for 10, 15, 20 + years and hearing about their experiences is very useful. Turner is also a very stable company to work for.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very poor and it is difficult to advance unless you know someone at the top. Some people at the top should be replaced because they just follow the same procedures even if they don't work well. It also takes a ton of a paperwork and steps to do perform a simple task at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a better work life balance, newletters are dedicated to work life balance, however, no one really has one. Too many hours, not enough recognition. Good place to learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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