Walsh Group

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Walsh Group Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
29 Reviews
3.6
29 Reviews
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Walsh Group Chairman and CEO Matthew M. Walsh
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  1.  

    Great Internship Experience

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

    I worked at Walsh Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work culture was awesome, very much a work hard play hard mentality. As an intern I got to do real work on a variety of different projects. Didn't just make coffee and scan files all day. The people were super helpful and friendly. Woke up every morning excited to go to work and see everyone.

    Cons

    Very few cons. Didn't get to see much daylight being in estimating contrast to field work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Weak management

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

    I have been working at Walsh Group

    Pros

    Flexible most of the time.

    Cons

    Feel isolated and management lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Shared services vs. the rest of the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Walsh Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with a large construction company.

    Cons

    It's evident that people in shared services are treated as second-class citizens. This includes employees in HR, legal, career development, marketing and admin roles. While the pre-con and con side receive benefit upon benefit (eoy bonuses, project bonuses, ability for promotion and growth) employees in shared services do not. For the few years I was employed at Walsh, the people in my department received a raise once. Our projects remained the same year and year without any regard to professional development, burn out etc. Contractually designated vacation days were taken away, there was no consistency in yearly reviews or exit-interviews. Overall, I found it to be a very difficult work environment and feel that others did as well based on how many people resigned around the same time I did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company, but going through a painful change

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

    I worked at Walsh Group full-time

    Pros

    One of the best construction companies to work for. Several opportunities and experience are given during the job duration. Salary and benefits are wonderful. Job education are top-notch.

    Cons

    The company is currently going through a big change. IT can't keep up with growing demands. Marketing department going through a drastic overhaul with no clear plan. Corporation is so big, employees have a hard time getting an answer or finding the right person to talk to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Department needs to embrace their leaders and leadership instead of second-guessing everything they do. Way too many cooks in the kitchen for decisions.

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

    Great Intern Experience

    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Walsh Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -People were very friendly and approachable
    -Learned a lot while on the construction site
    -Able to interact with subcontractors and attend meetings
    -Family-like atmosphere

    Cons

    -Average pay for a college intern
    -Repetitive work at times

  7.  

    Work, Work, Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walsh Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very competitive benefits. Huge national presence with a wide variety of projects.

    Cons

    There is no culture or corporate presence in the Western Region.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Walsh Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great mentoring program, intern events, and project opportunities. As one of the largest contractors in the nation, Walsh has a vast portfolio of project types to explore. Despite its size, Walsh still holds true to its origin with the Walsh family. The senior staff members are highly involved with each project and truly care about their employees.

    Cons

    Some departments could utilize today's technology ore effectively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company, but people slip through

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Walsh Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, training. Broad range of jobs available

    Cons

    Due to the size, some people make it into positions without proper experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, I feel management is doing a good job managing such a large successful company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Estimating Intern in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Estimating Intern in Canton, MA

    I have been working at Walsh Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very helpful and nice staff
    Safety oriented
    Vast array of projects

    Cons

    Slow during the winter months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great opportunity to learn if you can handle the pressure

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

    I have been working at Walsh Group full-time

    Pros

    It's like gladiator camp for PM's. You will be challenged, stretched, forced to think on your feet, rewarded when you do good and scolded when you screw up. The company will mold you into a damn fine PM/Supt if you can handle the pressure and take what they throw at you.

    Cons

    There's a very reals sense of the Good Old Boys club, inter-company competition between higher level management creates a silo effect where employees will sometimes be held in one position or location because their executive won't want to risk losing them to another executive. Advancement and promotion can be relative to who you know in the company and not always for merit or results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to somehow keep the feelings of favoritism and preferential treatment of some employees from frustrating and driving away the others who are jaded that it's a 'not what you know but who you know' culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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