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Cleary Building Corp. Reviews

Updated February 5, 2017
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Sean Cleary
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Pros
  • Friendly work environment, plenty of opportunity for those looking to take on responsibility and advance their career (in 6 reviews)

  • Good Pay and benefits for managers (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • If you cannot be held accountable, seek employment elsewhere (in 2 reviews)

  • Wouldnt trust office personnel and workers with my SS (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Building Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Building Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility of time. Able to manage your day without someone looking over your shoulder.

    Cons

    Commission not as advertised. Have to play service manager for past employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive at the remote locations


  2. "Cleary"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Building Corp. full-time

    Pros

    It's a solid company, they are self-funded through the Cleary family.

    Cons

    Your compensation as a salesperson is mostly based on commissions. But you don't get paid until AFTER the building is erected. If the construction crew took too many hours to build it, your commission goes down.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at how your competitors (i.e. Morton, FBI, Graber, etc) operate their sales staff. Their employee turn-over is not as bad as Cleary.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Be cautious"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI

    I worked at Cleary Building Corp. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent enough benefits, casual dress

    Cons

    Reviews are accurate. Beware the revolving door.

    Cleary Building Corp. Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Marketing Manager

    Cleary Building Corp. values each and every employee. We are quite certain who posted this review. This employee was recently reprimanded twice and then quit without notice. The “revolving door” was ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Branch Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Building Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Unrealistic reality with dealing with corp.. good pay if you have good crews.

    Cons

    There is zero loyalty with this company. You can get 6 years in a row sales awards and the next month they are docking your pay cause you are behind budget.

    Advice to Management

    Little loyalty and a pat on the back goes along ways.


  6. "Field Crew Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Building Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good, hours are plentiful, and the benefits package is really pretty nice; affordable vision and dental, and three different options for health insurance. Per diem paid while away from home. No two days are ever the same, and the company vehicles all seem to be newer models, so there is little worry of getting stranded on the jobsite.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, so you may go a week or two without seeing your wife/kids. The work is also pretty labor intensive, as one might expect. Rain can really throw a wrench in the schedule, and sometimes foremen/managers can really ride your @$$. A lot of field guys are also pretty rough cut dudes, so the work environment can be unnecessarily crude.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the training for new guys to reduce crew member turnover; the work is hard, but a lot of guys probably quit because they don't like getting yelled at all the time when they are still just trying to learn the ropes. Also, a more predictable 401k match than "maybe we will contribute something" would be great.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "laborer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cleary Building Corp. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good way to get physically fit

    Cons

    Downsides to working with Cleary Builders is that one must have an open schedule to meet the demands.

    Cleary Building Corp. Response

    Sep 14, 2016 – Marketing Manager

    We believe this review is not from an employee of our company. We have no locations in or around Houston, TX, or even within 570 miles of this person. In addition, we don’t understand what the ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Office Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Clinton, IL
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Clinton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Building Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Un-supervised management of the office.

    Cons

    Many hours with nothing to do. Turnover of Branch Managers made it difficult to know what was expected

    Advice to Management

    Keep a traveling crew to repair buildings as needed instead of making clients wait or not have repairs. Base Branch Manager 1st year success on more than just sales.

    Cleary Building Corp. Response

    Jun 16, 2016 – Marketing Manager

    We believe this post comes from a former Branch Secretary, not office manager. Each branch has a Branch Manager that runs the office and oversees the Secretary’s work. We rely on our people to act ... More


  9. "Family is better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leadman in Garland, UT
    Former Employee - Leadman in Garland, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cleary Building Corp. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is great and competitive

    Cons

    Some office personnel are greedy


  10. "Easy to advance if you put the effort in!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Lead in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Lead in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Building Corp. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, we all work as a team to get the same result. Never had a problem with policies and procedures that have been in place for many years. I have been here for 2 1/2 years and went from an accounts payable associate to the lead in my department. I love my job! Fast paced you are always busy!

    Cons

    Wish there was more paid time off, but I think two weeks off is adequate, when I started you had to wait a full year to get holiday pay. This has since been changed. I don't have any real cons, the company has treated me really well especially with little experience in my profession.

    Cleary Building Corp. Response

    May 12, 2016 – Marketing Manager

    Dear Easy to Advance: I agree, the team in Accounts Payable is great. But it has been your eagerness to learn and dedication to the team that made your advancement at Cleary Building Corp easy ... More


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Bad reviews are accurate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Verona, WI
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Verona, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Building Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Not much to say here. Had a truck that I could use for limited personal use, which was nice

    Cons

    Arrogant attitude. Micro management. If you have ever seen Office Space, this is "TPS" reports times 100. The CEO actually sits and reads articles from magazines and newspapers during weekly conferences because he thinks his employees are too stupid to know what is going on in the world. Turnover is the worst I have ever heard of. You have to pay for your expenses and if they get around to it you might see payment in 3 weeks. If you miss a line on the form they deny it completely and you are stuck with having bought ex. 2x4's for a job because you are past the window to turn expense forms in to resubmit it. They claim they are debt free, but owing employees money is debt. I could go on and on, but hopefully I have said enough to keep someone from making the mistake I did.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.

    Cleary Building Corp. Response

    Apr 7, 2016 – Marketing Manager

    I would like to start our response by saying that this person is lying about who they are. That should tell you something right off the bat. This was not posted by a Branch Manager in Verona because ... More



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