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DPR Construction Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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  • 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. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Gives you as much as you can take.
    - Great about listening to employees.
    - No titles. Everyone has a say.
    - Great projects

    Cons

    - Lacks a rigid structure which can sometimes lead to people looking for someone to solve a problem rather than specific people solving issues.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Progressive Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Leadership - young and talented, listens well!
    -Opportunities for involvement in more than your day to day
    -Passion for a long term success of the company
    -No nepiotism
    -Lots of great young people hired each year
    -Less middle management

    Cons

    -Culture heavily stressed
    -Afraid to hire outside the box to grow the company beyond
    -Lack of diversity

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more people to growth and training of the staff
    Become more diversified in all roles
    Keep doing what you doing, its working!

  3. "Project Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment because of the great people.

    Cons

    Work hours, but that's a given in this industry.


  4. "Project Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Culture
    Complex Projects

    Cons

    Not much direction
    Company structure


  5. "Best company ever"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company cares about its employees, great corporate culture, awesome quality. Tons of perks! Always trying to improve. Best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Lack of bureaucracy can lead to frustration, lack of efficiency...certain personalities are tough to work with. Work/Life balance can be tough.


  6. "Project Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scheduling Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scheduling Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good folks. Some good ideas. Pays well.

    Cons

    Very poorly treated. Tense. Adding cost to subcontractors, which makes DPR less competitive, and much harder to create good working relationships

    Advice to Management

    Value your superintendents. Don't undervalue superintendents. Need to work on the basics. Too much effort goes into things that don't matter


  7. "Excellent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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

    Endless opportunities available to every employee at DPR.

    Cons

    Upper Management Segregates themselves and the (shareholders) from lower management.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, great projects, top clients and fun culture.
    Pretty good work life balance for the industry and lots of flexibility. No clock watching, only expectation is get your work done.

    Cons

    Average salaries for the area and bonuses are not tied to merit. Don't expect much compensation for exceeding expectations or having successful projects. Difficult to get rid of weak people.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on promoting from within and retaining people. The Bay area is the most expensive place to live in the country. Start separating it from other offices and realize you need to pay more to get good people or keep the ones you have.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Build Great Things with Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    With a culture that asks you to challenge the status quo there is a ton of room to grow and have your voice heard. Work hard and play hard

    Cons

    Its not for everyone. Lots of freedom and with that comes a lot of personal responsibility.


  10. "Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Construction Superintendent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Construction Superintendent in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great culture, with good work ethic. The company has plenty of tools at your disposal that you may use to improve your work flow/Jobsite.

    Cons

    The culture is talked about a lot but isn't shown by a lot of middle management, especially on the East coast. Not having a SOP for certain things is a horrible idea.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate with your employees, which is something you preach, before assuming or hearing one side of a story.


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