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Construction Specialties Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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Found 63 reviews

3.2
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48%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
Tom Hakes
11 Ratings
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  • "Most of the upper management are self concerned rather than for the growth of the company as a whole(in 5 reviews)

  • "There are absolutely no cons in this company(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Construction Specialties full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture and atmosphere to be apart of!

    Cons

    There are cons to working at C/S

    Construction Specialties2019-02-27
  2. "It was a good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Hughesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Construction Specialties full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It offers constant opportunity for growth

    Cons

    supervisors engaged in favoritism, which caused friction amongst co workers

    Advice to Management

    engage in more cross training of employees

    Construction Specialties2019-06-20
  3. "Great intro job to construction management"

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    Former Employee - Estimator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Construction Specialties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very nice people. Family oriented and don't put too much pressure on staff.

    Cons

    Hard to get good money or raises.

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentives and bonuses up and down the line.

    Construction Specialties2019-02-26
  4. "A marvelous place to be"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Cranford, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Construction Specialties full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An awesome place to work at. Great management that are always willing to help you out with whatever you need. Friendly Coworkers.

    Cons

    Reps can be a bit controlling and annoying at times but that's part of a job. If I wanted to work inside a bubble I wouldn't work at all.

    Advice to Management

    Ya'll doing great! Keep up the awesomely positive working environment.

    Construction Specialties2018-11-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Horrific"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Cranford, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Construction Specialties full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free bagels on Fridays - thats it

    Cons

    A greasy horrorshow of an office. No accountability for customers or reps. Marketing writing FAKE reviews !!!!

    Advice to Management

    Senior management has no idea what goes on in day to day. Marketing writing fake reviews. Employees not given raises as told they're on permanent freeze

    Construction Specialties2018-11-16
  6. "Estimator"

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    Current Employee - Estimator in Cranford, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Construction Specialties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good managers, great training, strong growth potential, engaging working environment. Fun co-workers

    Cons

    Short dead lines for bids. Reps can be aggressive.

    Construction Specialties2018-09-25
  7. "Product Marketing Manager/Territory Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Construction Specialties full-time

    Pros

    Worked with great people in the office. We had a great team, and I was a part of the team that worked on corporate culture.

    Cons

    It was hard to part ways with reps who underperformed for your SBU because they excelled in others.

    Construction Specialties2018-09-18
  8. "A really good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Construction Specialties full-time

    Pros

    The family atmosphere is still prevalent despite recent HR changes. People that genuinely care about you abound, and you are definitely more than just a number here. Benefits are more than fair. The company is becoming more dynamic, and there seem to be more opportunities available definitely in an upward swing.

    Cons

    Like many companies, personal preferences tend to weigh too much on goals as opposed to objectivity and evidence finding to better the business. Compensation is kind of "meh". Work from home policy for knowledge workers is blah, and "flex time" really isn't flex time.

    Advice to Management

    Put the egos away.

    Construction Specialties2018-09-18
  9. "Complete Dead End Job - Very Little Advancement or Prosperity - Eldercare Division"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Construction Specialties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The base pay is decent enough to live off. Not extremely stressful. After learning the position, the routine is very predictably and has little difference day-to-day. Able to work on your own for the most part.

    Cons

    There is very little to absolutely no room for advancement in this division. The selling strategy is very limited in a very limited market. This is more of a telemarketing position then it is an inside sales position. The communication on what is happening with the company rarely transpires. The energy from management is more of a talking at instead of with the team. The morale in the office is very low with little expectations...

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    Advice to Management

    Allow the team to actually have a voice on how we come to market. there is only a top down approach that gives little invested interest to the corporate strategy. Put your team first instead of bending over to upper management. Have open invitations is which improvements can be made within the office to improvement productivity, teamwork, and happiness. Try to make an environment where the company has the employees...

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    Construction Specialties2018-10-09
  10. "Drafter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Construction Specialties full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really great group of co-workers!!

    Cons

    Really horrible supervisors and managers!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop over working your good employees to the point that they die or leave!!

    Construction Specialties2018-08-29
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