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American Civil Constructors Holdings Reviews

Updated December 14, 2016
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  1. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Field Engineer Intern in San Marcos, TX
    Former Intern - Field Engineer Intern in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Civil Constructors Holdings as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The supervisors and upper management were very welcoming people in my first experience at a big job site. The pay was p

    Cons

    The hours were a little intense for an intern. I worked a minimum of 60 hours a week. The downside to be so busy was that I really did not get to learn as much as I wanted while I was there.


  2. "Avoid Them"

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    Former Employee - Foreman in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Foreman in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Civil Constructors Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Date the bosses daughter and you will go far. Date the bosses bosses bosses daughter and you will be golden.

    Cons

    I reported unsafe work conditions about my supervisors best friend. I was a supervisor in a different position and it was my job to report such major safety violations. My supervisor sometimes came to work with heavy alcohol on his breath. My supervisor was married to the bosses bosses bosses daughter. My life was made miserable after I made the report and while I was not outright demoted I was put into harder and harder work conditions until, 6 months later I was fired without cause.

    Advice to Management

    Only though industry independent watchdogs made available to all employees all the time for reporting will this company ever be a reasonable place to work. Could-a, should-a sued but instead, I moved on.


  3. "Prior employee"

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    Former Employee - Division Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Division Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Had a great history in area, performance, safety, unique projects that characterized and branded the company. It offered growth and personal development to all areas of employment. The company was committed to success at all levels.

    Cons

    Lost its identity as a forward thinking and preforming company. Senior management at highest level did not stay in touch with division levels. Management decisions that were good for CO did not make them good for CA or WA. Employees were not rewarded for results. ACC lost its character and consequently its core values.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people making things happen. Pay attention to the details, the "devil" is in them. Say what you mean and mean what you say, confusion from the upper or senior management sends a message that clearly is demoralizing.


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  5. "Feast or Famine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent equipment, good equipment manager. Wide variety of projects. Good field supers. Lots of OT

    Cons

    Poor communication between office/field. Lost a lot of old, good operators during recession, replaced with cheaper Hispanic worker who are not qualified. Safety is not ingrained into corporate culture. Too many layers of management where office personnel (PE's) think they are running the job, not the Super. Lots of OT in leau of higher higher wages.
    Office needs to get field better housing, not the 1st/cheapest place they can find. Factor in travel time.

    Advice to Management

    Give the field what they need, when they need it. Don't just show up with a lowboy and take equipment when it is still needed and then wonder why things are taking longer and costing more than expected.
    Don't overload jobs with bodies when things are slow. It just creates friction and a bad/unproductive environment.


  6. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun, fast paced, lots of responsibility

    Cons

    poor management of capital projects

    Advice to Management

    mid level management needs improvement


  7. "Economy is hitting this company hard, like all others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small company feel
    Opportunities to advance once economy picks back up

    Cons

    Downsizing has created long hours for remaining employees

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with all employees