Turner Construction

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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
236 Reviews
3.9
236 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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  1.  

    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, everyone is friendly and always willing to help each other, great culture, awesome projects, cool experiences. Pride in the projects completed. Management is really on top of what they are doing, the president knows everyone and knows everything about the company and continues to improve the company.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons, I would say sometimes difficult to contact certain superts, but most respond quickly and friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great company. The benefits programs are the best in the industry and Turner treats all of their employees very well. There is no glass ceiling... work hard and you will do well.

    Cons

    Turner is committed to the happiness of their employees; however, construction work is somewhat transient... be prepared to move for new opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Great company, respected culture, way too Top-Heavy

    • 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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture. Real 9-5 job.

    Cons

    Lacking leadership. Not many risk takers within the company. Employees too afraid to speak their mind. Too many outsiders brought in whose philosophy's conflicts with the true values that Turner has built and represents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Provide better career guidance. Cutting jobs across the board will not improve bottom line numbers. Business needs to focus on innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best to join Turner straight from school if that's where you want to rise.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Pros

    Strong company and good for your resume with many marquee projects. Has strong procedural focus-good to learn that. Good internal education opportunities. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to penetrate the culture or advance when entering from mid-senior level. Turner tends to groom its own for management roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make experienced hires part of your organization. Outside influence will make the company stronger. Don't throw the newbies out to the wolves without support-it damages both your staff and your credibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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