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Clark Construction Group Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment and great people (in 14 reviews)

  • Some of the best high profile jobs in the nation (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Challenging to find work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Long hours and working weekends (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Clark Concrete Office Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time

    Pros

    exciting, highly visible projects that often involve construction of never before utilized building components
    never a boring day, there's always tons of tasks to be done
    good team oriented environment
    Fast upwards mobility, compared to the Clark GC

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad; 60 hour work weeks are typical as well as working weekends. There's a sense that the company is taking advantage of the entry level engineers by making them work long hours and not paying for that time
    Job is stressful as there are always deadlines to be met and tons of things to keep in mind at all times. After a while you get used to it though.
    Work environment could be better, even for a worksite. There is regularly raw sewage leaking from sump tanks in our trailer park, the trailer is dirty and unkempt (you are expected to clean it yourself, on top of your actual work tasks). In addition no parking is provided, so that adds an exciting parking hunt to each morning.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your young talent so that they don't burn out so quickly. Swamping people by severely understaffing project teams is no way to do business.


  2. "Office Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Engineer in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Office Engineer in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark Construction Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible atmosphere and amazing people.

    Cons

    Hours can be inconvenient and depending on the job can be much longer than expected.


  3. "Office Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They provided A lot of training.

    Cons

    Lack of feedback from management.


  4. "No work/life balance, long hours, average compensation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    "family" culture, "small" company feel

    Cons

    "cliquish" feel to work environment, must be part of the "in crowd", absolutely no work/life balance, very long hours, even if you can get the job done in less they still expect you to work long hours, most people who work there job is their life

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of favoritism and selecting the same group of people for all opportunities


  5. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Training and Advancement Opportunities. Common sense goes a long way to advancement and the ability to multitask is greatly rewarded.

    Cons

    It's Construction, 10-12 hour days are normal... Work/Life Balance could be better but again, it is construction and if you want to be promoted you need to put in the work.

    Advice to Management

    Work on creating a better work/life balance. Compensation is average, in an ever-growing market it would be wise to increase pay to employees that live in areas that are very expensive to reside (Seattle).


  6. "Proud to be a part of Clark"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful culture
    Learning environment
    Friendly environment
    Unique projects
    Proud company
    Top 15 GC in the nation
    Good salary

    Cons

    Takes two years to promote (Average)


  7. "carpenter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carpet Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Carpet Technician in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    lots of over time and company willing to invest in individuals to grow with company.you can get to a higher pay fast by job site if you're willing to take classes and work hard.

    Cons

    Bad communication between field supervisors and management

    Advice to Management

    higher expectations and standards for field supervisors.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start your career and get exposed to multiple facets of the construction industry. They give plenty of opportunities to grow. A lot of young professionals running large projects. Many of the projects are high profile and great for the resume. Definitely feels like you are working for a family, team spirited, competitive company.

    Cons

    There is a lack of transparency across executive leadership, promotions and compensation is loosely based on performance and more so on internal company relationships, salaries are not competitive in the current market, they do not reward loyalty, and bonuses are not consistently distributed. Also, they are too top heavy with VPs. Not enough middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Do not overwork and under value your loyal employees. Provide more clarity on career paths. Try to avoid burning people out.


  9. "Great company but not the family company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great company. There is a team atmosphere. Benefits are good. Different health insurance options for Clark staff to pick from.

    Cons

    The company needs to learn and understand the concept of a work family life balance. I think they can also learn about how their employees can work from home. Also people need to learn that this might be an ego driven business but there is no reason to be a bully to their fellow coworkers.


  10. "PE in Bay Area"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forward thinking. Some great people. Interesting large scale projects.

    Cons

    Pay was below market value for the area. Large scale projects can last for multiple years and you can find yourself pigeonholed working on only specific aspects of the project. Hard to get a very well rounded experience.


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