Walsh Group

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Walsh Group Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
33 Reviews
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Walsh Group Chairman and CEO Matthew M. Walsh
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  1.  

    Exceeded my expectations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Walsh Group

    Pros

    Very well organized. Well established processes. Smart and caring employees.

    Cons

    Project engineers move with work. Often across state lines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Project engineer

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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

    It is a fairly large company but seems like it is actually not that big. The people are very knowledge and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    The long hours, but that is part of the construction industry and necessary to meet the necessary deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great if your are in field operations

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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

    Good benefits. The health plan and cost is best in class. Free parking for employees in the West Loop. Company is finally catching up to the pack in terms of 401k matching.

    Cons

    If you are aren't on the project side there is little opportunity for career advancement and development. No work life balance (flexible working arrangements). Company is extremely siloed. Each business group functions like its own company with unique policies and procedures. Very difficult to move from one group to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the people who work in your service groups are a valuable part of the organization and create corporate goals the employees know about and give them motivation to strive to meet them.

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

    Weak management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    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
  6.  

    Great Internship Experience

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

    I worked at Walsh Group as an intern (less than a 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
  7.  

    Shared services vs. the rest of the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Intern Experience

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

    I worked at Walsh Group as an intern (less than a 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

  10.  

    Work, Work, Work!

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    • 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 a 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
  11.  

    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

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