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Found 476 of over 539 reviews
4.4
88% Recommend to a Friend
DPR Construction President  George Pfeffer
87% Approve of CEO

Found 471 of over 539 reviews

4.4
88%
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87%
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DPR Construction President  George Pfeffer
George Pfeffer
21 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great culture and they give interns real work and a lot of responsibility depending on the intern's knowledge and skill level.(in 53 reviews)
  • "The people are great and friendly(in 50 reviews)
  • "Benefits are great!(in 36 reviews)
  • "Good pay and offer a truck allowance.(in 18 reviews)
  • "They really have a great company culture to the point of almost being cult like.. but in a good way.(in 17 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year
    Featured Review

    Great place to work

    Feb 26, 2022 - Project Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance. Great team and exciting projects. Great benefits as well

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes to meet schedule but normal in construction management

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Nov 19, 2022 - Project Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Treat employees as you world hope a company should. They take care of people and understand if you’re not happy then it reflects in your performance.

    Cons

    Might be growing a little too fast. A lot of new hires. Hoping the culture does not dissipate but so far so good.

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    DPR Construction Response

    People Practices

    We are grateful for your feedback and we're glad to have you on our team! Taking care of people is a top priority at DPR, and so is preserving our unique culture as we continue to grow.

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    I wouldn't...

    Dec 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some wonderful co-workers were the best part of this job. Constant free food

    Cons

    Lack of Inclusion (DEI) Lack of boundaries and work/social balance Passive/aggressiveness Lack of effort from Senior management to include and understanding their staff.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company Dedicated to Change

    Nov 15, 2022 - MEP Superintendent 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    DPR is always looking for new ways to build. There is never a sense that they are doing it the same way just because it worked last time. Lots of employee benefits and a great laid back work culture.

    Cons

    You will work harder than you ever have. Everyone is super smart and dedicated to their projects. Definitely not a just put in the minimum kind of place

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    DPR Construction Response

    People Practices

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! We aim to provide opportunities to work on exciting, innovative projects and a unique culture built on trust and taking care of people, and are glad to hear that’s been your experience. We’re happy to have you on the DPR team!

  6. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Employees, horrible management

    Jul 20, 2022 - Preconstruction in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people passionately working long hours. Work hard play hard mentality Good benefits Vehicle and gas compensation

    Cons

    Leaders are mostly arrogant know-it-alls that dont take positive criticism Some employees are white supremacist with swastica tattoos Leaders will constantly laugh in meetings about how profitable their self perform work group is, and how they just feed their self perfom group the number they need to be at to win the job Company leaders in SoCal Irvine/Pasadena office lack Core Values Company is not honest with the subcontractors they use and mostly just use their bids as a check number Employee development is disgraceful, it is used as a carrot on a stick to keep employees thinking more money will come soon. I have seen many young talented individuals leave because of this, and this is the number one reason for them to leave. Company is disorganized and lacks structure. Everyone does everything, and not everyone follows the flowchart on how leadership is supposed to flow, with what roles and responsibilities are to take place. It sounds nice at first but being here for many years this lack of structure is not good. The titleless company rule they have is a way for the company to award an endless barrage of work. Example: if you are a project manager, they will have you do some FOC/Engineering/Accounting and estimating work as they believe title-less company dictates you have to be flexible and do all jobs with no additional pay. Caught the managers using funds to pay for their sport events, even though they have an agreement with the customer to only charge materials and labor. Bonuses are weak. 401k only pays 50% of up to 6% its not great.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Terrible place

    Dec 3, 2022 - Foreman 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, only 40h a week no OT

    Cons

    The place really sucks they treat laborers really bad

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    Nov 1, 2022 - Senior Construction Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and good pay.

    Cons

    You will likely end up being just a number. The company is so big and people can get lost in the shuffle.

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Company!

    Nov 7, 2022 - Intern 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic culture of innovation constant improvement

    Cons

    None really, I really enjoyed my time there

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    DPR Construction Response

    People Practices

    Thanks for sharing your feedback! We’re glad you enjoyed your internship at DPR and got to experience firsthand our core value of 'ever forward.'

  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great culture, amazing people

    Oct 31, 2022 - Summer Intern in Richmond, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture. Huge focus on people and improvement.

    Cons

    Construction is construction. You might not like it if you are bothered by early mornings and muddy jobsites.

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  11. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Rapidly Growing Private Company with a Culture out of your dramatic high school days

    Jul 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Work Hard Play Hard Mentality - Invests a large budget in events for their employees, even those out in the fields get special events

    Cons

    - Unfair Compensation. Who knows what they use to determine comp, but it certainly isn't years of experience or peer to peer comparable. - With there as some pluses to the culture, you feel like you are back in high school when it comes to the petty gossip/drama that runs rampant throughout the entire company. Leadership does very little to put it in check or address concerns. People are more concerned about what others do in the private lives and taking the time to slander one another than they are in actually doing their work. There is literally no respect for personal boundaries. - Unless you get in with upper management, you won't get far from a career progression. - Everyone that is friends with leadership, gets a hall pass to essentially behave any way they please without consequence, even when there are continuous complaints about specific employees. - Sexist work environment out in the field. If your a female, be prepared to be talked about like a piece of meat and degraded. Women are not in a position of management in the field specifically because of the lack of respect others will provide and the issues it causes.

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DPR Construction has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 539 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at DPR Construction to a friend and 84% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, DPR Construction employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at DPR Construction. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

88% of DPR Construction employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated DPR Construction 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at DPR Construction to be benefits, career development, culture and the cons to be senior leadership, management, work life balance.

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