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Clark Construction Group Washington DC Reviews

Updated March 6, 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 10 reviews)

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

  • Sometimes long hours that often come with construction jobs (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Bus Mgr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Burke, VA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Burke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upward Mobility is a great possibility

    Cons

    Work Hours are not consistent


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Projects, Bad Management"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management seems to care about people, especially if you become one of the chosen few. A lot of exposure to interesting projects as Clark is the undisputed leader in the DC area. Recognizable brand name.

    Cons

    Most people are overworked and underpaid. Management can't seem to make any decisions, and go as far as to promise things and never deliver.

    On one hand they don't get rid of people who should be let go, but they also don't promote people and allow staff to stagnate so the ambitious people leave.

    Anything other than straight construction is not a priority (green building, water, energy, P3, etc.).

    Clark hires a few hundred new college grads each year and loses most of them, as there are very limited opportunities to move up, with the exception of slogging it out and waiting for your peers to quit leaving you the only one to promote.

    Advice to Management

    Having a strategic plan is a good first step, but you must actually do the things that your plan says. Most of the new initiatives and pushes fall flat. Treat your employees better as the work/life balance and pay are better elsewhere, the privilege of working for Clark does not outweigh the fact that your employees will work less hours, have more opportunities for advancement and get paid better at your competitors.

    There is something wrong with the culture where younger staff work themselves into the ground, while older employees who have been there for 20 years basically don't work and never get let go for it.


  6. "Well Rounded Work Experience"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The first year was a well rounded and I got experience in a number of different areas. The upper management is quick to help teach.

    Cons

    Output is expected and there is a lot of work that can be put on your plate but people will help if you ask.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, high turnover."

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

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

    Pros

    The people I work with on a daily basis are genuinely nice and very helpful. Good benefits, laid back atmosphere most of the time.

    Cons

    Low pay. New employees are treated with much more respect than the experienced employees. High turnover is causing issues in certain departments. Very long hours for the project teams. 12 hour days are very typical.


  8. "Work Here, and Never Get Bored!"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, not as corporate as people assume.
    Great salary with excellent benefits.
    Clark hires the smartest and brightest in the industry.
    Innovative in their solutions.
    Biggest contractor in the Metropolitan Area.
    Plenty of opportunities to network
    Mentoring and continuing education programs

    Cons

    Be ready for hard work - there are many opportunities to apply yourself only if you go out to explore them

    This is NOT a 9-5 job. Understand people are passionate about their work at Clark, and are likely to work long hours.


  9. "Construction Life"

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

    I worked at Clark Construction Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of Projects gives a never ending opportunity to improve and learn new things concerning the industry

    Cons

    Project assignments have not been close to employee home, for some, increases (if any) not according to job performance, contribution to project or self improvement

    Advice to Management

    Recognize loyal employees, sometimes experience is beneficial versus a college graduate at a lower salary


  10. "Great first job"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very excited about the work they are doing, wonderful mentors, good onboarding experience. Upper management is very involved with new hires.

    Cons

    New hires Might not find challenging work depending on when you start and what department or project you start on.


  11. "Chief Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They do this the right way. Very Professional

    Cons

    Very little room to grow. Too Big!

    Advice to Management

    None. It works for them!



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