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DPR Construction Reviews

Updated June 14, 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. "Carpenter"

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    Former Employee - Carpenter in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Carpenter in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organized and professional, Great company.

    Cons

    Tight knit crew, Not easy to get into.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "carpenter"

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    Former Employee - Carpenter in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DPR Construction full-time

    Pros

    dpr really cares about there employees

    Cons

    there is nothing bad about dpr

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work here if you treasure your family!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Preconstruction Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Preconstruction Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DPR Construction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, modern and highly innovative

    Cons

    Doesn’t have a program that teaches out of school grads field engineering yet

    Advice to Management

    Add more femme fatales to upper management roles


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of talk..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DPR Construction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company's culture and the people.

    Cons

    You must align yourself properly or be left behind. Your performance does not matter. Who you align or don't align with will determine your future at DPR Construction

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen. Stop presenting and listen to the people what are giving you their blood sweat and tears.


  5. "general labor"

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    is a great company to work for it, and make a career and build great things.wo

    Cons

    physical work is little to high, work is done most of the time under the hard sun rays

    Advice to Management

    keep doing the good job regarding safety for the well being of all the employees


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Very difficult place to work for Sr Managers"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DPR Construction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation package, good atmosphere to work, people are friendly an helpful. Interesting highly technical projects.

    Cons

    DPR will work you until you drop, literately, be prepared for very long work hours and very little quality of life outside of work. It is becoming a cult atmosphere, give your life to DPR or leave. Some very high level Sr manager..... one of the worst people I've ever worked for. It took me a solid year to recover after I left, physically, mentally and emotionally.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your roots (DW), the company is moving away from your key values......most of all enjoyment.


  7. "Fantastic Organization, No looking back"

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    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.

  8. "Estimator"

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    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


  9. "Best Commercial GC to work for"

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    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.


  10. "Good Wotk"

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    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.


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