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Updated January 18, 2018
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DPR Construction Co-Founder Doug Woods
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Pros
  • DPR is a great company to work with that submerges you in a great work environment that makes DPR a truly great place to work (in 12 reviews)

  • Great culture, very open and helpful co-workers (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours - to be expected in this industry (in 12 reviews)

  • heavy work load and work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Work satisfaction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BIM Project Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - BIM Project Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great culture and amicable employees. The events throughout the year are really engaging both professionally and culturally. Ability to work in different domains. No micro management present at any level here.

    Cons

    To get promoted is a real big task as there are no designations for the employee so sometimes it hard to get a salary bump.


  2. "PROJECT ENGINEER"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DPR Construction full-time

    Pros

    DPR is a great company to work with that submerges you in a great work environment that makes DPR a truly great place to work.

    Cons

    Its construction, the hours are not anything pleasant.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job! Keep it up!

  3. "Good but has potential to be Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, regional offices are a lot of fun, the culture Doug, Peter and Ron have created have been one of a kind and have attracted someone of the best people in the industry.

    Cons

    Part of the strength of DPR is creating your own uniqueness. Most of the time this is good but when certain regions struggle to implement the culture you start seeing red flags. The software project management is subpar, buggy and not best in class. I’ve seen too many times the culture is not strongly reinforced onsite and project sites devolve to what any other general contractor site is due to shortsightedness from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    This was a company founded to aspire to greatness so treat it like such. Value your best-in-class employees with better recognition and listen to us and don’t look at projects just from a monetary value.


  4. "Interiors Superintendent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interiors Superintendent in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Interiors Superintendent in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy staying in the same area. No out of town travel.

    Cons

    Not a lot of support from collegues.


  5. "Awesome Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Culture! Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    There are currently no cons


  6. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DPR Construction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Core Values, culture, leadership & people

    Cons

    has grown too big in a very short time, but the are also adapting very quickly


  7. "Senior Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DPR Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fantastic company culture of work hard, play hard.
    - Nepotism isn't a thing, which is shocking for the construction industry. --
    - Transparency from the BULTs is great, although they can get exceedingly busy.
    - Performance reviews & feedback is systematic, which makes it easy to track career development.
    - Surprisingly heavy focus on employee training, personality fits and career development.
    - Company events are ridiculously fun and weekend getaways are a can't-miss.

    Cons

    - Some legacy issues: people who have long passed their prime are in positions where they're doing more harm than good, both to the projects and DPR's reputation remain.
    - Mobility to different sites or projects: not terribly sensitive to commutes or to requests for being put on regional projects. Project assignments can be random and may not make much sense at times.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are fantastic to work for/with. Keep up the great work!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dpr construction building the future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1 The bosses actually listen if you have problems or concerns. 2 You can work at your own pace. No one rushing you or pressuring you. 3 I.F.E. injury free environment is like nothing ive ever seen before. 4 if you want to learn or do something they help push you in that direction. 5 They take care of their own. No other company has ever came to me and said "hey you come out here and work hard eveyday so im giving you more money." In my experiance companys have used my hard work to their advantage and never paid me what im worth they only care about completing the job to get their money. DPR is diffrent.

    Cons

    The only bad thing i can say about dpr is that every jobsite we work at our parking is about a mile walk to our worksite but given the locations we work at and everything going on i really cant complain

    Advice to Management

    Keep doin what you are doing boss im in it for the long haul.


  9. "It's a large company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of training available. There are plenty of positions within the company you can move into. They really strive to keep their employees happy, and you work on some really cool complex projects.

    Cons

    Pay is based on time, not merit. Since it's a large company, you definitely feel very disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, it's working


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimator in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Estimator in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture
    Lots of resources
    Large company
    Community service

    Cons

    Cons of a large company
    Lack of support at times


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