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DPR Construction Reviews

Updated April 10, 2018
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  • Long hours - to be expected in this industry (in 13 reviews)

  • Typical construction work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Organization, No looking back"

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

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

    Pros

    The company is very progressive in every way, so much more so than the norm in the construction business, really on par with the most respected companies...period. That said the leadership, which are within most peer groups, are diligent on good business practices, client satisfaction and measured success and lessons learned. For a large national company it is surprisingly tight knit and well connected internally.

    Cons

    No real cons, there is really so much going on monthly from community service, training for work and life, social business events and celebrating successes it takes focused individuals to stay the course. Solution...hire the best.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on track for 2030, support leadership that looks to the future, and keep caring for our people the way we currently do.


  2. "Estimator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DPR Construction full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit throughout the company
    Great people within the company

    Cons

    Fast paced working environment. Does not suit everybody

    Advice to Management

    Continue along the same path

  3. "Best Commercial GC to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decision making at the lowest level
    "Title-less" company means everyone gets a voice
    Great company for self-starters and entrepreneurial types
    Many opportunities to get involved in things outside of the project team (community involvement, regional training efforts, college recruitment, etc.)
    No rule book

    Cons

    Large company
    Typical construction work/life balance
    No rule book

    Advice to Management

    DPR has grown a whole lot over the years and still manages to have a pretty tight-knit feel. I'm hoping this continues as our offices grow locally and new locations are opened.


  4. "Good Wotk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DPR Construction full-time

    Pros

    Good attempts. Plenty of opportunities. Everyone can try innovative stuff..

    Cons

    Not enough time to do innovative stuff at jobsites

    Advice to Management

    Continue the work.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of DPR Senior Leaders that I know of believe diversity as one of their strength.

    Cons

    I am new and so far nothing to say


  6. "Sr. Project Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. Freedom at work.

    Cons

    Tough to advance. As is true in all construction, can work long hours.


  7. "Work satisfaction"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good but has potential to be Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "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!


  10. "Interiors Superintendent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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