Howard S. Wright Construction - Average Construction Company | Glassdoor
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"Average Construction Company"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager
Current Employee - Project Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Howard S. Wright Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Finishes projects on schedule.
Most employees are enjoyable to be around.
Can perform a wide variety of projects.
Does not excessively change order owner.

Cons

No emphasis on employee retention
Below average industry salaries: Project Engineers: 48-58k, PM's: 105-110k
Good ole boy culture that values field experience over intelligence.
Understaffs jobs which result in 70-80 work weeks with no overtime
Very poor pay raise philosophy, recently gave PM's 1.5% annual raise despite record year for profits.
Zero transparency in bonus structure.
Upper management has too many field promoted employees which results in a motivate through fear culture.
Is behind industry technology curve. Is not a trend setter, but a follower.

Advice to Management

Increase employee salaries so the company can retain its best employees. Increase transparency so employees can set goals.

Other Employee Reviews for Howard S. Wright Construction

  1. "Good Company purchased by Large Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Howard S. Wright Construction (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many resources from Balfour Beatty now

    Cons

    Portland office has changed quite a bit with the purchase.


  2. "Great people and a engaging place to work"

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

    Pros

    Company culture is good.
    People are professional, motivated, well respected and fun to be with.
    Strong emphasis on long-term client relationships not just "doing a job".

    Cons

    Need to strengthen Company name in SF Bay Area.

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