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Clark Construction Group Washington Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  • Challenging to find work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Long hours and working weekends (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Clark constructs monumental buildings across the country. Great benefits, opportunities are available, respected reputation.

    Cons

    Clark is too worried about taking care of the customers rather than focusing on their own people.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and watch your people take care of your customer.


  2. "If you want to learn anything and everything about commercial construction the Clark is the place for you."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clark has great employee benefits and several programs available to help you network within Clark and the industry (intramural sports, project management conferences, etc.).

    Cons

    You will work at least 50 hours a week, not including occasional weekend work. If you work in the Mid-Atlantic region take serious consideration into where you live and how you travel because your commute could be as short as 30 minutes or longer than 2 hours. Depending on the state of the project, the work environment may be high pressure. You will be expected to deliver results regardless of what may have happened before you were on the project. Emotions can run high at times, although it should never be taken as a personal attack (at least in my experience). Upper management does want you to be successful, but it is not always apparent when projects are behind schedule.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to have a sit down meeting every week to discuss the state of the project and understand where engineers do or do not need help. In many cases there are decisions or actions that require the help of upper management in order for progress to be made. A weekly meeting would help everyone understand all of the problems of the job and what solutions are possible.

  3. "Great Company"

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    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.


  4. "Assistant superintendent"

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    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


  5. "Solid Company"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Clark Concrete Office Engineer"

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    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.


  7. "carpenter"

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    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. "Well Rounded Work Experience"

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    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.


  9. "Chief Engineer"

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    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!


  10. "Over worked but prestigious"

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    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big name projects. Big name company

    Cons

    There are no pay benefits for overtime but you'll be putting in 55+ hours per week starting week one.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more entry level staff to cut hours overall or pay us more to compensate for all the hours and saturdays


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