Turner Construction

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    Worked at Turner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Construction full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Has great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Lack of training for positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better training practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great if you can stick it out and have a thick skin

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to all market verticals within an isolated market. Experience in all facets of construction (i.e. accounting, cost, engineering, design, etc.) Exposure to high level employees and how to deal with senior management at an early stage in your career. If you can stick it out long enough, you will advance within the company. Salary is competitive, if not slightly better than industry standard. Annual cost of living salary increase for just about all employees (minimal but still nice).

    Cons

    Lack of communication within the organization. Often times senior management makes commitments without communicating to the project staff. Work-life balance is preached as a critical component to success, but rarely is it practiced or accepted. The company was built with a good old boys mentality, so senior management will anoint a "chosen one". If you're it, you can really do no wrong. Promotions based on merit don't really exist. More who you know, then how well you perform. You will need to fight for anything more than a marginal raise. A-type personalities thrive. Generally you are considered "successful" if you can force your will upon someone else (i.e. yelling at a subcontractor).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sink or swim mentality needs to be changed. Just because Turner is 100+ years old, doesn't mean changes aren't good for the organization. NYC should take cues from other Turner offices - older doesn't mean better. Put more faith in the younger generation - they are the future of the industry and organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed feelings, many changes over past few years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mep Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mep Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Best reputation in industry. Some great experts. Flexibility is available, if you request it. If you are passionate about construction, there is no better place to start.

    Cons

    Bogged down with politics, bureaucracy, red tape. People are transferred often, and when you transfer, you start all over again, it is almost like changing companies. To get ahead you must have a sponsor. Some of the old school values still apply, come early/leave late. Not enough focus on results and productivity. Work/life balance and flexibility come at a steep price, and workload remains the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about caring about people, start showing it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSE in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - TSE in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The best place you will ever work, if you are a good fit.

    Cons

    Type A people only. Thats not really a con though IMO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have never worked for a better company

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working for this company. They have great benefits, pay, vacation, etc.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to say about this company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Favoritism and lousy 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

    Pros

    I can't think of any

    Cons

    If you're not someone's pet, forget about promotions. Most of their policies are based on whatever has worked in the past. They don't keep up with the present at all. Two week's vacation is ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop living in the past and look at the world around you. You talk about people staying for their whole careers but you don't do anything to make them want to. Base promotions on quality of work not on who likes you or how long you've been there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    good if your "in the club"

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 (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
  9.  

    The Good and Bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Construction

    Pros

    Good pay and good people.

    Cons

    A lot of regulation and bureaucracy.

  10. 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 (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
  11.  

    Project Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Project Intern/Co-Op in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Project Intern/Co-Op in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Turner Construction as an intern (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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