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Clark Construction Group Washington 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. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. 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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "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!


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "High Work Demand, Little to No Reward"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Clark has its hand in many facets of construction management including both new construction and renovation of federal, retail, hotel, educational, residential, museums, public transit and rail work. Exposure to all of this work within one company has been a tremendous learning experience and benefits your career greatly.

    Cons

    The work culture at Clark is unbearable. 60-80 hour work weeks are "normal" and working less is almost frowned upon by all middle management and exec level. No compensation is ever given for the extra hours worked, or going above and beyond time and time again. Expectations are always set above anyone's ability to comfortably achieve in a reasonable time frame. Even when you achieve great things, "thank you" or "great job" is a rarity to hear. In summary, a LOT of demand, for little verbal or monetary appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the cyclical poor treatment of 0-4 year employees. You won't have much quality middle management in a few years if you continue to do so.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, very competant, long hours and eats people."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competent contractor. I learned the way a building should be built. Great systems and process and everything dove tails together. Lots of opportunity. Great training.

    Cons

    Long hours. Very political. Lots procedures and processes to learn. Projects can be far from home but that is with any construction company.
    If your right out of school I highly recommend Clark to see how its done. Stay there as long as you can stand it and then move on.

    Advice to Management

    While at Clark I felt they didn't want my help, they wanted my life. Focus on creating better work life balance and I bet you'll see a significant drop in employee turn over. Hence you'll have to spend less on constantly training new employees.



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