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Devcon Construction Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2019

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  1. "I grew up at Devcon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Devcon Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, company trips and outings, Christmas parties etc...lots of long term employees much like family

    Cons

    Some times long hours are required

    Devcon Construction2019-04-13
  2. "Awesome hardworking people"

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    Assistant Superintendent in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devcon Construction for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You can build a great team here

    Cons

    Some people just need to retire

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who work hard for you. The middle managers are pulling a lot of weight.

    Devcon Construction2019-05-18
  3. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Square, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devcon Construction full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people working there

    Cons

    strict boss was cool but wouldnt let you leave early

    Advice to Management

    Great job

    Devcon Construction2019-04-11
  4. "Best Constuction company to work for in the Bay Area"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devcon Construction full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will get to work on cutting edge projects teamed up with the best subcontractors in the area. Solid reliable support staff to fall back on. Lots for fringe benefits and perks. team outing, company trips, Christmas parties, sporting events, Concerts, Golf trips,

    Cons

    Long hours at times, as anywhere. difficult schedules to maintain.

    Advice to Management

    Miro managing is not always the best way to provide upper managment.

    Devcon Construction2019-01-02
  5. "Long Hours, Very Educational"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devcon Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Cannot understate how much I learned from my time there. They have you involved with every aspect of the project. - Feels like a big family with a high energy , charismatic (slightly egotistical) CEO. - Strong feeder program for recent grads from Cal Poly and Santa Clara. - Fun company events and trips.

    Cons

    - Very long hours, the company runs as lean as possible. - Much more rigid than the typical bay area company. - Somewhat clique-y; seasoned PE/PMs can be cold to new hires.

    Advice to Management

    - Put more value in the field/project engineers. - Have an admin helping on each project so FE/PEs aren't bogged down with tedious document control.

    Devcon Construction2018-11-03
  6. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Devcon Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great people and fun work

    Cons

    Not Many cons. good place to work

    Devcon Construction2017-12-08
  7. "First and current company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Devcon Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefit, good colleagues, good boss. A lot of people work here for more than 10 years because of the good benefit.

    Cons

    Protocols were not set company wise so sometimes you need to understand the needs from different project managers to satisfy them.

    Devcon Construction2017-06-12
  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Devcon Construction full-time

    Pros

    Willing to work with your schedule, as long as you show you're willing to put in time for your work when it counts.

    Cons

    Tend to work long hours during crunch time, but when do you not with most companies?

    Devcon Construction2017-05-04
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Some good people, but bad work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Devcon Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some truly great people working for Devcon. Lots of responsibility is given to individuals as well as lots of opportunity to advance from entry-level to mid-level (field engineer to project manager). If you like to party, Devcon does throw some great parties. People often feel like they are family at Devcon. Great profit sharing. Great salaries as long as you fight hard for your worth and don't think... too hard about the many many extra hours you put in.

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    Cons

    No support for work/life balance. They really under-staff projects and so working very late, skipping lunches, and working on weekends is considered absolutely normal. You need to know your worth and fight very hard for a proper salary. They may pay well if you can be knowledgeable, firm, and confident through their bullsh*t trying to blow off your request. There is no real HR department. That side of the company... is very underdeveloped, especially for its size. Stingy with time off and deters people from taking their time off, especially in anything more than day-long increments. Some great superintendents are not treated right or given the normal benefits like a truck or invites to the company trips. No support for pursuing LEED accreditation.

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    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is and show that you actually care about your employees by properly staffing projects. Projects are still done well and on-time because there are some incredibly hard workers in your ranks. Treat them right and make sure they aren't working so many extra hours. Put more people on their projects. Create a real HR department and take sexual harassment reports very seriously. Provide... more paid time off earlier into people's careers. Project Managers & Sr. Project Managers: please look out for your field and project engineers and make sure they are being paid properly. Don't let them be taken advantage of!

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    Devcon Construction2017-01-13
  10. "Great people great company"

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    Field Engineer Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Devcon Construction

    Pros

    Great overall company , really let you learn everything and help you succeed.

    Cons

    Solid company nothing bad to say

    Advice to Management

    Your attention to detail and presence do not go unnoticed and are appreciated.

    Devcon Construction2016-11-16
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