Webcor Builders Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
15 Reviews
3.4
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Webcor Builders as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong feeling of community with very professional people. Webcor pays very well and has great benefits to offer. During my time with Webcor, I felt like my contributions were listened to and appreciated.

    Cons

    Honestly, the only con I can think of is that this industry is very much so dictated by the economy. When the economy is down, people will stop building and therefore, construction companies may have to lay some people off. However, this is true of the industry as a whole, not just Webcor.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Project Assistant

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Webcor Builders full-time

    Pros

    Overall good work life balance, good benefits and training programs. Offer perks like tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits, bike to work program. Green company with green values that focus on health and the environment. Almost completely paperless and work with a great project management program.

    Cons

    Must be play company politics and well liked to move through the company. Compensation is a little low for the industry but the benefits and perks somewhat balance out. They work on mainly Federal/public projects which can become mundane and routine with paperwork and loopholes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better/competitive compensation packages. Even though there are perks to working here bonuses and compensation should be higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good company

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager

    I worked at Webcor Builders full-time

    Pros

    the company encourages learning and training. there are always training sessions available to sign up on.

    Cons

    too top heavy. too many vp, senior management on a project.

    Recommends
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    This is a place to work if you don’t know more than the person you work for.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Webcor Builders full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a company that is backed by a corporation in Japan. That allows them to go after large project because they have the financial backing.

    Cons

    Most of the staff is young and has a degree in CM yet still learning on the job. They need to stick with high-rise projects where their ego is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the difference between Senior people you bring on to the job and young people trying to make a name for them self. Look close at the nepotism within you company. Some feel they can do no wrong and convey that to coworkers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    New management should take the time to fully review the workforce

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Webcor Builders full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people. Good benefits. Lots of lip service for those who are gullible.

    Cons

    Not so good management. Unreasonable expectations. Most managers out for themselves not company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention the employees have more skills than you give them credit for. You just cannot keep promoting your friends and family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    High profile projects

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Webcor Builders

    Pros

    High profile projects, many resources, many very talented people. Webcor produces good products at a value to their clients.

    Cons

    Very large corporation with little ability to move.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fulfilling professionally with great culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Webcor Builders full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family environment; trusting; allowance for individuals to learn more and receive more responsibilities

    Cons

    Too much of a family environment; Perhaps the close bond hampers key decisions that may need to be made on personnel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define our core values and live by them. make decisions by them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Slave driver

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Webcor Builders

    Pros

    When you first start out, they really do pay you well.

    Cons

    However, once you start working, it's an unspoken rule that you work 50-60+ hours per week... and that's when the project is going on schedule. When the project is behind, you dont have a life outside the project. You start working 60 hours minimum, weekends, and overnight, if necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to balance home and work life! Your site management and field employees have life outside of the project.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Large Commercial Projects gave me excellent construction experiences.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Webcor Builders

    Pros

    The Company tries to value its employees to their best capabilities by providing them ways to improve their health, careers and life styles.

    Cons

    The career path management seem to be biased and non-functioning. Too many young and unqualified Managers and Upper Management seem dis-connected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company seem to be too top heavy in managment positions through out the company. Currently there are more VPs and Directors than Project Engineers on some of their Projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    #1 Ranking Contractor in CA. Built high-profile projects. Very Competitive Salaries.

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    Former Employee - PM  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - PM in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Webcor Builders

    Pros

    Great place to work and very talented people to work with. Opportunities to build some high profile projects in california. Great benefits and very competitive salaries compared to other bay area construction firms. Down to earth executives including CEO and COO of the firm.

    Cons

    Working on large scale projects does not allow room for growth and opportunity to take on various responsibilities. Sometimes you are Pigeon holed into certain tasks for the duration of the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest re-evaluating the promotions within the firm. Certain employees were promoted faster than others but not deserving of the promotion. I noticed some very talented APM's that were not promoted to PM's even though they were tasked with PM responsibilities.

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