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Clark Construction Group Washington DC Reviews

Updated June 7, 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. "Clark Construction"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    None problems with Clark so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Great Opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting business to be in.

    Cons

    Promotions are not always equitable especially for women.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the corporate communication.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to see the most challenging projects, and managers are more than willing to feed you responsibilities pretty much the minute you're ready for them, and sometimes even a little before you might feel you're ready - very much a "sink or swim" culture. Great for setting up entry-level engineers to be successful for the rest of their careers. Clark has several divisions, and encourage as much exposure as possible - not only between the different divisions, but also with its field, PM, pre-construction rotations.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't spend as much time in the field as they probably should - sometimes appear to be very out-of-touch with the day-to-day operations in the trailer. Middle management can be shaky at times - some very good project managers, others that are less competent, especially on the technical side. Entry level office engineers are sometimes given minimal guidance and are thus often left to "fly at the seat of their pants," which can be good in that it challenges them, but can also result in poor management of aspects of a project. Staffing can also be very top-heavy, with many more middle managers/supervisors and fewer office engineers who are actually generating tangible work.

    Advice to Management

    We understand you guys are busy, but spend some more time getting to know your lower level management staff - what they do on a day-to-day basis and the inefficiencies of their work because they're the ones generating the work being reviewed by middle managers. The more you know about their work, the higher the quality of project management can be attained at the front lines.


  4. "Project Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Project Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Project Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun, challenging, exciting, lots of resources for personal and professional growth

    Cons

    I literally have no cons. Everything was amazing.


  5. "Wonderful people, exciting work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Alexandria, VA
    Current Intern - Intern in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really interesting, smart, fun people to work with; I was a summer intern with Clark and worked on site in a trailer and after 2 months of I felt like I had learned so much

    Cons

    I am a planning major so it was not an ideal internship for me, but it was still very beneficial and looks good on my resume.

    Advice to Management

    No advice - I loved my summer spent with this company


  6. "A very supportive and encouraging work environment."

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The project management staff were open to any questions and were always willing to answer any questions in detail.

    Cons

    I did not come across any cons during the small period I was interning for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good, efficient work.


  7. "I work 4 years Finish Carpenter and I will very proud to work for this Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finis Carpenter in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Finis Carpenter in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My best reason too work for this Company is cause It very good Company and I am proud with that

    Cons

    Because I like too work in construction jobs and Clark Company is have more jobs

    Advice to Management

    I like too be good Carpenter in my future and I love to learn more than that.


  8. "Asst Superintendent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great projects to be apart of. Always tons of work in the Washington dc metro area. If you want job Secruity in the Washington dc metro area there is no better place to work than Clark Contruction

    Cons

    Long hours and tight schedules


  9. "Great Company and Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really want you to get actual valuable experience at Clark. They are not trying to push Clark down your throat and really want you to succeed in whatever path you take. They are open to working with what you would like to do and give substantial tasks.

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  10. "Great & Growing Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Capitol Heights, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Capitol Heights, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment to grow and thrive and create a career in the electrical construction industry. Clear communication about the direction of the company. Invests in their people. Promotes from within.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours that often come with construction jobs...but only when needed, not as a general rule.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain open communications as the company grows.


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