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.  

    My experience started off positive and became a guessing game down the road

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, summer noon closings on Fridays.

    Cons

    Upper Management is not always honest in their plans for your career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid Company with a Solid History

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

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

    Pros

    Turner is a great organization with a long history of success in the industry. The company (for the most part) hires quality individuals who are good to work with and know how to have fun on the job. In my career at Turner, I have to say I thoroughly enjoy working with my fellow employees the most out of everything. The sense of fellowship is very strong on all the projects I've worked on and the project staff supports one another like family.

    Cons

    Working here can be demanding. This may not necessarily be a con since many construction projects require long hours, but there are some days when it takes a toll on you. Also as a younger staff member, it's very difficult to advance yourself quickly through the company even if you are qualified. There is a lot of risk aversion to letting young staff in their 20's have a lot of responsibility for projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a little more leniency in getting the younger staff advanced up through the ranks. This is by no means an "entitlement" complaint. I would only recommend a staff member's advancement based on their merits and their capability to do the next job with excellence. However, don't let age scare upper management so much to stop people from moving up if they are capable and can add value to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of work but good pay and benifits

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits
    Commitment to continued education and growth
    Given lots of responsibility

    Cons

    12 Hr days are not uncommon and are somewhat expected
    Depending on the job/supervisor your position could be Sink or Swim.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Long hours not compensated no direction

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with help from all employees

    Cons

    Salary, long hours, minimum growth, large turn around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing employees on projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of opportunites

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Construction

    Pros

    Lots of educational programs, good upper managment, chances to move around

    Cons

    long hours, low pay for industry

  7.  

    My experience was good.

    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great people and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Constantly trying to reinvent the wheel while actually just preaching the latestest and greatest
    buzz words.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine how the message is relayed from top down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn everything you need to know!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Superintendent  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Superintendent in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Really work to educate their people.

    Cons

    Really had no complaints. Projects can be scattered so plan to be flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Engineer from Top 10 Undergrad

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

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

    Pros

    collegiate environment, marquee projects, lifetime learning

    Cons

    A small but sizable number of duds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add team-based projects, case studies, and other key differentiators to the interview process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to develop your career in construction management

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

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

    Pros

    Top builder in the nation and many options to develop your career

    Cons

    Bureaucratic procedures create difficulty to do your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on improving on fair / equal treatment to all employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place for People Interested in the Industry

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

    I worked at Turner Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good atmosphere, surrounded by talented professionals

    Cons

    Paperwork tends to creep up on you

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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