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Billy Harbert Jr.
26 Ratings
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  • "no cons to report about this company(in 4 reviews)

  • "Long hours of work starts 5am to 4:30pm(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Staff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B. L. Harbert full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great place to work.

    Cons

    no cons to say here

    Advice to Management

    career path

    B. L. Harbert2019-05-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with Solid & Humble Leaders"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B. L. Harbert full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    You definitely feel a part of the team from day one. It is obvious that senior managers trust you as an individual employee, and you are able to reciprocate that trust.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, but this one comes close! Just like any job, there are good days and bad, but a great attitude and work ethic are a must here.

    B. L. Harbert2019-02-13

    B. L. Harbert Response

    March 25, 2019Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for the feedback and being part of the BLHI family!

  3. "Great Company to Build a Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B. L. Harbert full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    This is a great company. I've spent a lot of my career here starting soon after graduating with a degree in Building Construction. The owner is a solid guy who leaves the management of the company to his people. A lot of the senior management have worked in the field and understand the stresses and challenges. There's a lot to learn at BLHI and there are always support systems in place to shore up most problems. While...

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    Cons

    This is a fast moving company as the construction industry is all about deadline. The work is challenging and not for everyone. If a challenge is what you're looking for, the benefits are great here.

    Advice to Management

    No meaningful advice here, keep doing what you're doing and continue to value the input of those around you.

    B. L. Harbert2019-02-13
  4. "Incredible Company"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B. L. Harbert full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities, outstanding management, exceptional culture, and an unsurpassed reputation are among the reasons I’ve staked my entire 46-year career here.

    Cons

    I can site no cons.

    B. L. Harbert2019-02-13

    B. L. Harbert Response

    March 25, 2019Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to BLHI!!

  5. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B. L. Harbert full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for with great leadership.

    Cons

    Extensive travel may be required

    B. L. Harbert2018-10-23

    B. L. Harbert Response

    January 16, 2019Recruiting Manager

    We are so glad you are a part of the Harbert family and team!

  6. "Harbert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B. L. Harbert full-time

    Pros

    learning experience. You can learn to do many skills.

    Cons

    management was based off of ego.

    B. L. Harbert2018-09-07
  7. "Estimating Internship with International Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B. L. Harbert

    Pros

    Great system of teaching interns how to read drawings and the foundations of how estimating works. Staff in the department were also helpful and accommodating.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    B. L. Harbert2018-03-22

    B. L. Harbert Response

    April 4, 2018Recruiting Manager

    Glad that you have enjoyed your internship and learned a lot!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "In Transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B. L. Harbert full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people that seem to honestly want to do their best and to help you. Support staff is outstanding, from IT to HR to security.

    Cons

    Operates like a small company even though they are much larger than they realize. Very strong "good 'ol boy" vibe throughout the company. If you weren't there back in the day...you don't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Harbert used ti be a great place to be. As they've grown over the last couple of years they have not adapted well. The culture is very private and if you haven't been there for at least 5 years you are generally ignored. Executive leadership is in way over their heads and refuse to either acknowledge that fact or ask for help. On the current trajectory, this place is guaranteed to fail in the next 5 years. Hopefully...

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    B. L. Harbert2018-03-12

    B. L. Harbert Response

    February 13, 2019Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We take praise and criticism both to learn to grow and improve.

  9. "Office and Housing manager"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B. L. Harbert full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    A very multi-cultural environment, get to learn a lot and great teamwork. The management so loving and considerate.

    Cons

    Too much grapevine and mamangement tend to listen to too much gossip.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    B. L. Harbert2018-02-12
  10. "QC Electrical Inspector at New Embassy Compaund Prishtina, Kosovo"

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    Former Employee - QC Electrical Inspector in Prison Farm, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B. L. Harbert full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work security conditions, are pretty good, over time hours are calculated and paid correctly and the salary - as I'm native Kosovar citizen- was pretty convenient.

    Cons

    My job contract was terminated unilaterally and not fairly. As I was returned from USA where I stayed during approved unpaid free vacation for two weeks – for me still in unclear and unjustified circumstances they terminated my employment!.....

    Advice to Management

    If I had been given the written report especially about my possible mistakes during my current work process and would have given space at least during the day to react I believe that the opportunities would be greater and misunderstandings would have been clarified. This gave space to a collaborator of Filipino citizenship - the close colleague - tendentially to influence the final management epilogue about my employment...

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    B. L. Harbert2018-01-11
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