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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
HITT Contracting, Clark Construction Group, Whiting-Turner
Established in 1988, Forrester Construction is an award-winning Engineering News Record Top 400 and Washington Business Journal Top 25 general contractor offering clients construction management, preconstruction and design build services. We are a locally-owned leader in the ... 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

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    "A Company That Cares About Their Employees, Relationships, and the Community"

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    I have been working at Forrester Construction Company full-time

    Pros

    - Interviewing gave a glimpse at some of the great people I would have the pleasure of working with. They were straightforward about the interview process, job responsibilities, and their employee expectations.
    - Office is clean, modern, and well stocked.
    - Wonderful people who make work feel like home.
    - They encourage you to grow professionally, gain experience, and network.
    - Amazing benefits.
    - They work closely with, support, and really care about many different organizations in the community. They are very passionate about this community involvement.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great open communication, philanthropic involvement and the fun team bonding!

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Forrester Construction Company Photos

Forrester Construction Company photo of: Foxcroft School | Project Rebuild
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: Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive
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Forrester Construction Company Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at Forrester Construction Company.

    Interview

    My hiring process was definitely abnormal. Forrester came to my university to host mock interviews. I dressed up, prepared my resume, and researched the company like I would for any interview. I just wanted practice, and was not expecting anything to come from this interview. We had submitted our resumes before the day of, so the HR Manager already had looked over it. The interview was like 30min. Her style was conversational, which I had not experienced before but apparently I did a great job. Just be honest, confident, and have questions prepared. Have good eye contact, play up your teamwork skills. I think my attitude of not expecting anything really paid off. I made a point to talk to Forrester two more times when they came back to school. I kept in touch with HR regularly to see if they had more intern spots open (as of Dec/Jan they were already filled). May came around and a spot had opened, and I guess they remembered me because I got a basic casual phone interview with an offer. I had one week to decide, didn't have any other offers still, so I took the job!

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in construction? What do you know about Forrester? (Should be easy questions... but for someone who was not at all originally interested, these were more difficult).   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The intern program is paid with possible overtime, plus paid housing. My team even reimbursed me for commuting costs. There was definitely no need to negotiate anything.

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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

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Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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