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Clark Construction Group Washington DC Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Feels like a family, great people, wonderful leaders to work for (in 14 reviews)

  • Some of the best high profile jobs in the nation (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Could have a better work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Long hours needs, improvement on work life balance (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Lacking work/life balance - but a lot of opportunity to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you like taking initiative, learning on your feet, and being given real responsibility right from the get-go then Clark is a great place to work. My resume after three years rivaled that of people with 5-8 years of experience at other companies.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility with working hours. People there are definitely proud of working hard, but sometimes that extended into being in the office at all hours unnecessarily when they weren't busy - just to be there, which created expectations for everybody to do the same. Let's just say that leaving ANYTIME before 5:00, no matter how early in the morning you started - was met with some judgmental looks.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional and stable construction company. I would definitely work for them again.

    Cons

    Promotion take a long time, just like it does at any other company of this size.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was at Clark Construction Group for over 6 years. Clark is top notch and you wlll gain a well rounded construction experience. I made many life long friends with Clark. I also got to work on very notable and important projects. I had excellent leadership in my first 5 years and as they say thrown in to sink or swim. This made me a better Project Manager and leader in the industry. I have great respect for this company.

    Cons

    The organization lacks flexibility due to its size. I believe the West Coast has grown so substantially that they should split from the East Coast. The corporate structure doesnt allow this, however I believe this would be best for the organization. Compensation is below industry standards on the West Coast and is based on East Coast cost of living adjustment. Work life balance is always a struggle, but I believe this company needs to encourage people to leave when they are done with work and not convey a perception of being busy when they arent.

    Advice to Management

    Split the two regions and restructure the organization. This is a tall order but I believe the value structure of the two regions are different, the employees have different values, on a work level and personel level.


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  5. "Gray Place to Learn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    An excellent place to start your career and learn the construction industry. Clark will provide you with a very strong foundation as long as you put in the work. Very good support system from the various departments

    Cons

    You'll need to put in a lot of time to see the fruits of your labor. Can be a grind at times, but you'll be exposed to some amazing opportunities to work on projects and meet people, subs, etc you can learn from.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees balance work life. There are lots of industry organizations, but may be difficult to participate due to work load/commitments.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A throwback to the 1980s"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clark builds some of the largest projects in the US

    Cons

    Highly hierarchical culture. Promotions are based on favorites, not performance. Culture is driven by facetime, not performance. Young teams are worked to death 70+ hrs. per week while excessive numbers of VPs drive around in company cars creating little value. CEO is temperamental and petty. Male dominated sexist work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of the older generation. Replace the CEO with a more transparent, honest leader whom teams want to follow. Deception and a lack of transparency is not a way to run a business in 2016.


  7. "Great Place to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow as a young professional.

    Cons

    Not a lot of transparency with management, a lot of management restructuring.


  8. "Great people and work-environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool projects, great exposure, awesome training and career development. Great benefits.Pay is also good for an entry level position.

    Cons

    No obvious cons. Some would say hours are long and work/life balance not prioritized, but that is the industry you are signing up to.


  9. "Assistant superintendent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time

    Pros

    Clark has a good Good culture and good people

    Cons

    You work a lot, the work can be very stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Communication to employees about promotions and raises could be better


  10. "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People and strong sense of team

    Cons

    Recent management changes and constant restructuring of company.


  11. "Solid Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety, Quality, and attention to detail

    Cons

    No reimbursement for mileage or parking. Over $400 a month in travel to and from work

    Advice to Management

    Consider travel reimbursement for employees using their own vehicles



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