Whiting-Turner

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Whiting-Turner Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
67 Reviews
3.7
67 Reviews
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Timothy Regan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Plenty of good benefits, and the job security is better than any other company that I've seen out there (in 9 reviews)

  • I worked with great people in the Las Vegas office (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, dependent on other companies, can be affected by weather (in 8 reviews)

  • see comment about profit sharing) (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Whiting-Turner as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company highly values its employees and promotes from within. There are many challenging projects to work on in different locations.

    Cons

    You have to be open to relocation, but that goes with the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payroll Assistant in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Payroll Assistant in Towson, MD

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company, good work-life balance

    Cons

    benefits, promotions, some days are better than others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Need to really love this industry to fit in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Whiting-Turner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Offer a lot of good benefits and job security
    Pay is about average
    Offers a lot of freedom in the workplace
    A great place to gain experience

    Cons

    Poor direction by management
    Long hours are expected out of salaried employees
    Some project teams are a lot farther behind in terms of technology, management, and overall work ethic
    From my experience, vacations and personal time is frowned upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump up the salaries just a little bit
    Be more flexible with vacation and personal time
    Not everyone is in this industry because they want to work 70 hours a week, and a lot of good people leave because of it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience, long hours

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

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience working here and WT is definitely a resume booster. The guys are all great to work with and everyone gets along. Accommodating as far as vacation days.

    Cons

    Lied to about being flown home twice a month, I am not given that privilege. The hours are ridiculous and not what I was led to believe when j started here. Salary is ok but not for the amount of time that is put in. Seems like all they care about is money, money, money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop only caring about customer delight and start caring about employee delight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great People to Work for

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

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Doesn't take long for them to give you freedom to work. higher ups don't micromanage and trust that you can handle what they give you. Very willing to give you better opportunities to succeed outside your comfort zone.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Don't plan on leaving when you hit that 8 hour mark. You may even be required to work a weekend here or there depending on the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting Place

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

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    Interesting Projects, Travel if you want it... SECURITY!

    Cons

    Ummmm Leadership is a bit crazy but it's ok. And some jerks you have to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within more, plain and simple...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people

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

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner

    Pros

    Very fair. Take care of their employees. Great place for a long term career.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, sometimes nationwide.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible

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

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A pay check, some learning experience

    Cons

    80 hours a week including Saturday and Sunday
    Salary is based on a 50 hour week
    No help from superiors
    Cannot make a decision on your own

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company, be prepared to work hard

    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    This is a very good company with knowledgeable people and strong work ethics. The management is supportive of their employees and are not quick to lay anyone off, even during the recession of 2009.

    Cons

    Average pay, when I was hired out of college I was informed during my interview that other large construction firms will pay more, but WT values its employees better (absolute truth). Long work hours and large work loads are expected and not rewarded, be prepared to work at any hour of any day, weekends included if you are on a job site.

  11.  

    I walked out of college into the exact position i went to school for with one of the best companies to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of material to learn from, WT offers many ways for new hire to get familiar with the company and its values. Educational program for those who wish to continue their education.

    Cons

    A lot of hours without incentive. The starting salary is great but after the amount of hours you put in your pay suddenly becomes less impressive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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