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Barton Malow Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Superintendent in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Superintendent in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Barton Malow (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People in their positions are outstanding

    Cons

    Hesitant to make concrete and concise decisions

    Advice to Management

    Follow established protocols involving assigned sub-contractors


  2. "Life at Barton Malow"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barton Malow (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family values are honored at Barton Malow

    Cons

    Poor managerial oversight of projects

  3. "Millwright"

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    Former Employee - Millwright in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Millwright in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barton Malow part-time

    Pros

    Money was good when there was work.

    Cons

    You had to be in the "click" or special group of friends to actually work for more then 2 weeks. Alot of times there was a 1 man lay off if they didn't like you.

    Advice to Management

    Get new people running the jobs. Not the same old jerks.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Regional Director of Operations in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Director of Operations in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Great organization with deep resume of successful construction projects focused on delivering exceptional client value.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic. Many decisions regarding process and strategy are overanalyzed by committee. Support of satellite offices is limited.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barton Malow (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with genuinely good people

    Cons

    Honestly, I love my job. If you work hard, you are recognized and rewarded appropriately


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Orlando VPs are a joke"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer I in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer I in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barton Malow full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's impossible to think of 20 words to describe pros. I will just use this space to say there are a lot more cons. I just quit because I couldn't stand the way upper management took credit for my work.

    Cons

    How many VPs, Senior VPs and pseudo-executives can one company have?? So top heavy it's disgusting. They treat their employees like crap. Enough said.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let competent people replace you. You are the absolute worst. The SE region is a joke and the CEO just lets it all happen under his watch.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great pay, over worked, long travel"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barton Malow full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    BM is great when it comes to paying their people, but the amount of work they expect you to do is outrageous. They understaff management teams and overwork the hell out of you. If you don't care anything about the money, this company is for you. If you have a family, it's not the greatest.

    Cons

    Same as above, long hours, management has their hand in the pot stirring(seems like they don't really work) they expect you to stay till 7 even if you don't have anything to do. Poor training program.

    Advice to Management

    Tries to be a friend, be a boss. Hire more people to allow for other employees to take more time off.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Happiness is NOT a Concern"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barton Malow (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has some good clients to work for. There's also a solid nationwide revenue stream and nationwide backlog, but to keep busy they'll move you around regardless of original agreements. The Maibach's are fun people, but don't seem to care about employee happiness.

    Cons

    Pay is far below industry standard in local areas. Bonus system is simply a joke based on percentage, but things like safety (which self perform group kills) drags the bonuses down even further. Over saturation of VP, executive, director, and senior positions. Plus there are far too many people getting paid to do nothing, this lowers the working employees wages. Benefits are okay, could be far better though. Core values are a good idea but not followed. The company just adopts old practices and ideas from other companies. Claims to be innovative but just steals and repurposes ideas. They had this very weird system over the past few years where they delayed pay raises and promotions to 18mo intervals instead of yearly. Very, very spiteful and mean when people leave.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people just because. Pay people what the deserve at their current position instead so everyone isn't so entitled.


  9. "Great Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer/IT Manager in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer/IT Manager in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barton Malow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Presented with many opportunities; my immediate supervisors supported me in every endeavor

    Cons

    Not many; would have like more options to stay with the company I loved working for but understand that economy and situations played a large role.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer opportunities to employees and watch them flourish and employee satisfaction soar. Continue to believe in the relative unknowns - education is important but not paramount. Thank you for giving me opportunities.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hiring process was very quick. All paperwork and drug testing was completed within 3 days.

    Cons

    Not very organized. They didn't have set list of responsibilities for the various roles in the construction field. It was last updated in 2008.

    Advice to Management

    Training for all individuals.


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