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DPR Construction Reviews

Updated October 18, 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. "Dpr construction building the future"

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


  2. "Decent"

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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Short Sighted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young up beat culture. Great benefits.

    Cons

    They don't practice what they preach on larger project. Project level leadership is opportunistic and short sighted. Out of the box thinking is encouraged then punished.

    Advice to Management

    Up hold your own values.


  4. "Great Company!"

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


  5. "Senior superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Senior Superintendent in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Superintendent in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An expanding technical builder. Has grown from a " mom & pop " to a nation wide builder. The upper management has some very smart and personable leaders.

    Cons

    They need to learn how to say no to some projects.
    Schedules that almost always are brutal to the point that stacking trades on top of each other is the only choice.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate at least 1 day a week to field observations,
    That way you will start to sense a pulse of a project.
    Promote from within when it makes sense.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Progressive Company"

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


  7. "Project Engineer"

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

  8. "Project Engineer"

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

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


  10. "Best company ever"

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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
    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.


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