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DPR Construction Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Long hours - to be expected in this industry (in 11 reviews)

  • Micromanaged and unhealthy work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "talking the talk and walking the walk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    All the cultural stuff is more than just words - people here really believe & live by the core values and mission. Jump all the way in to get the most out of your experience at DPR.

    Cons

    No procedures manual - great environment for people who thrive without micromanagment, not for people who need clear instructions all the time.


  2. "Great Place to Build Great Things with Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    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.


  3. "Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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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  5. "Overall a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foreman in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Foreman in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and company values. Upper management is very laterally informed and collaborative.

    Cons

    Poor Upper Communication To Workers. Some upper management are well informed on construction but do not fit the company values and are poor at managing work and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Allow informed collaboration with workers instead of leaving workers inept while tasks are given and allowing for miscommunication or wasted performance


  6. "1-2 Year Experience"

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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

    Pros

    Nerf gun wars every Friday.

    Cons

    Long working hours, but that's expected.


  7. "Culture is Real"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture at DPR is pervasive and true to the core values. Buying in is a big part of success in the company.

    Cons

    The lack of standard procedures and oversight can be a challenge for those that need specific direction and management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. As long as the core values and mission remain consistent throughout the growing number of offices, DPR will continue to be one of the best companies to work for.


  8. "Project Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Company genuinely cares about your happiness
    +Regularly
    +Rewards Doers
    +Many Extra-Curricular activities (i.e. Happy Hours, sports teams, community service, team building)
    +Provides excellent training to all employees on subjects that are helpful outside of work as well as for their career
    +Will pay for many company related expenses

    Cons

    -Bonuses are based on company performance and not as much on merit
    -Expects all employees to go above and beyond the call
    -Long Hours
    -Hires more Superintendents than training internally


  9. "Sr Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DPR Construction full-time

    Pros

    Unique culture, very empowering, you must self advocate, tons of opportunities, very progressive for a construction company

    Cons

    Intense work load, can be long hours, conventional work culture (e.g. must be in the office or job site, tele-commuting not really an option)


  10. "Working with the smartest people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clients, great builders, innovators, fair compensation, growth opportunities, excellent training, measured on performance, quality driven, self accountability, growing, technical experts

    Cons

    Many meetings that may not produce results, a large corporate environment, lacking diversity, feel they are "the best", need work on open communication


  11. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best GCs to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DPR Construction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compete every pay, great benefits, exciting projects, nice work environment. I still have good friends and acquaintances from there.

    Cons

    High pressure and political, typical for any general contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better person management skills for all the senior management. DPR could benefit from competent local HR.



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