Walsh Group Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
24 Reviews

3.6
24 Reviews
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Walsh Group Chairman and CEO Matthew M. Walsh
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  1.  

    Project Engineer Intern

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    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Great Company, but people slip through

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Walsh Group full-time for 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
  3.  

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Estimating Intern  in  Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Estimating Intern in Canton, MA

    I have been working at Walsh Group as an intern for less than a 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
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  5.  

    A great opportunity to learn if you can handle the pressure

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    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
  6.  

    The best company I ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - Union Carpenter  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Union Carpenter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Walsh Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of leadership training with the ability to transfer within the company, solid and clear path to promotion, especially at junior levels. Met some great superintendents and engineers. Strongly motivate leaders to mentor others and it is a team atmosphere, not competitive within. Definitely recommend, especially to young apprentices or journeymen who like the structure and stability of a large company.

    Cons

    Wish more work was available in the Chicago Metro area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Not worth it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and excellent raises

    Cons

    Bonuses are varied and very uneven
    Management does not care about employees
    Good ole boys club
    No diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by granting incentives not by fear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    If your someone who doesn't want to settle down or mind large company bs this is for you!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walsh Group

    Pros

    Its a large company that provides decent salary and beneits.

    Cons

    Its a large company. Its a matter of getting lucky and having the right mentor above you to help you advance to the top. Some people are there to work hard but most are there to put in their 40 hours and collect a paycheck. Management often is tasked with overseeing far too many people and it can take months for something you are promised and guaranteed to come to fruition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace and encourage stronger leadership in the mid-level management. Know that employees working where they want to be at a job that might not be an incredible profit margin will eventually lead to a greater net profit than those working somewhere they were forced to move.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exellent company

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    Current Employee - Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO)
    Current Employee - Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO)

    I have been working at Walsh Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This Company from the Top executives to the newest employees are trained and support a behavioral based safety culture. This is a family of professionals who work well together and are adamant about production, quality, and safety sharing equal importance.

    Cons

    I have no cons and would highly recommend anyone to join the Walsh team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    21 years and let go without a reason

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    Former Employee - Superintendent  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Walsh Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    During my time with Walsh as a Superintendent, I Considered myself lucky working for and feeling like a family. Until I was let go without any reaon and after 21 years I was given only 4 weeks severance pay. I was wrong about the company. NOT a family to work for.

    Cons

    The word CONS tells it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your back. NEVER feel at home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Way too many hoursweek

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walsh Group

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and chances to move up

    Cons

    Not much of a social life when working here, or time to go to the gym. Eat, sleep, and live Walsh when here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people or plan better so the employees do not have to work 80 hour weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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