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Forrester Construction Company Overview

Rockville, MD
51 to 200 employees
1988
Company - Private
Construction
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors

HITT Contracting, Clark Construction Group, Whiting-Turner

Established in 1988, Forrester Construction is an award-winning general contractor offering clients construction management, preconstruction and design build services. We are a locally-owned leader in the Washington, DC Metropolitan market with a proven record of construction ... Read more

Mission: As trusted great builders, Forrester's mission is to deliver high value-added construction services and solutions that earn client and industry accolades. Forrester also believes successful businesses play an integral role in helping their community thrive. We ... Read more

Forrester Construction Company Reviews

  • "Best place to begin your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forrester Construction Company full-time

    Pros

    - Team Members are great and helpful, with a strong sense of camaraderie. Lots of groups spend together outside of work.
    - the Field engineer program is an industry leader that provides new graduates with the best survey of the construction industry.
    - The strategic goals for the company are well communicated and team members are encouraged to contribute.
    - in house learning sessions are helpful and informational.
    - strong sense of career development with many promotions from within.
    - PTO use is encouraged within reason

    Cons

    (not necessarily cons, more like FYI's)
    gossip/rumors are a bit more prevalent as a small-mid size GC.
    Management is strongly process-oriented with hard deliverable deadlines, so communication here is extremely important.
    Culture is extremely important to management, and personalities that don't align will not be as successful.
    Yearly career development is taken very seriously.
    Work life balance is important, but due to the typical project work load, more weekend work was necessary than I was able to provide.

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Forrester Construction Company Photos

Forrester Construction Company photo of: 2019 Annual Meeting
Forrester Construction Company photo of: Ringing the bell when the company wins a project is a company tradition. Great team building and recognition for everyone involved.
Forrester Construction Company photo of: Take Your Child to Work Day
Forrester Construction Company photo of: 2017 Annual Backlot BBQ
Forrester Construction Company photo of: 2017 Summer Intern Class
Forrester Construction Company photo of: Race for Hope
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Forrester Construction Company Interviews

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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Forrester Construction Company.

    Interview

    I was given a traditional phone screen about two weeks after applying online. Did an in person interview at their office a week later. After that I did a breakfast interview with another VP level person at the company. This process took about a month.

    After that, I had relative silence. I followed and and corresponded with HR for about two months after this point, being told I was still very much a candidate. I was eventually hired by someone else during this time. Had I received an offer, I would have accepted.

    Advice - if you want to hire someone, give them an offer quickly, they won't be on the market forever. If you don't want to hire someone, tell them. Limbo is unprofessional and does no one any good.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer
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Forrester Construction Company Awards & Accolades

  • Washington Business Journal Best Places to Work, Washington Business Journal, 2017
  • Associated Builders and Contractors National Safety Training and Evaluation Process STEP Safety Platinum Award Winner, Associated Builders and Contractors, 2017

Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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