W.G. Yates & Sons Construction

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W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Love my job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in Selma, AL
    Current Employee - Operator in Selma, AL

    I have been working at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My boys are young so my wife and munchkins travels with me and my job makes it easy to make sure they are financially set. I love my job and the people i work with are like family.

    Cons

    Not really a con just wish there was a punch list at the job sites because the layoff time inbetween can be long sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was 1st rate but new management caused fall to 2nd rate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company used to be proactive regarding employees. Former manager was the reason for the "Pro" comment.

    Cons

    Recent change in management has caused the working atmosphere and benefits to decline significantly. No support from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a professional manager to help straighten out the reputation of the company. This starts with making employees a higher priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worthless

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Oxford, MS
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Oxford, MS

    I have been working at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime,decent healthcare,occasionally a cook out of hotdogs

    Cons

    If you live locally of the job site you have to beg for a day off.No pay raises for at least 5 years.No paid holidays unless you're management.You work 7days a week.After a yr you get a unpaid vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat and speak to employees with respect.If Mr.Yates knew how some of his jobs were run he'd have a heart attack.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience was positive-very upstanding management.

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    Former Employee - Project Executive in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Project Executive in Daytona Beach, FL

    I worked at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company values are high-much integrity-aggressive at getting new projects-treats customers well.

    Cons

    Very little promotion opportunity-you seem to get lost in the crowd.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Don't bother

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Too many. Salaries are very low. Some jobs are based on projects, they promise a salary plus bonus, but usually after a project is over they lay off; they don't pay bonuses if you're a former employee.

  7.  

    Very proffesional company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pipeforeman in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Pipeforeman in Orlando, FL

    I worked at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong on safety and very professional outlook.

    Cons

    There are no negative cons that I have about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A skillful atmosphere, people who strive to get the job done on time within budget.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - W G Yates Construction in Philadelphia, MS
    Former Employee - W G Yates Construction in Philadelphia, MS

    I worked at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Their friendliness to welcome you to share their knowledge dealing with stressful times.

    Cons

    Wishing they would extend their offices to Colorado Springs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the years working close with them it was a positive impact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I learned many lessons here, all of them what NOT to do...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I couldn't have believed a construction office could survive any amount of time under the leadership that was in place at the time. So, I suppose that was an interesting lesson, and I use that info in my current job.

    Cons

    Incredibly poor management. Dictatorial environment. Incompetence covered with more incompetence. Uncaring upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know changes have been made locally. I just couldn't wait for them. My advice to upper management would be to get to know the folks in these far away office, to treat them as peers, not just profit centers, and stay engaged!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great working environment and opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management and working environment.

    Cons

    Location and traveling. Must be willing to relocate in order to be a effective project manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    pipefiter helper

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pipefitter in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Pipefitter in Memphis, TN

    I worked at W.G. Yates & Sons Construction full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Company,Good benefits,Nice people,good pay

    Cons

    Short term work,they lost their contract

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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