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Frontier Kemper Constructors Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Anonymous job position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Job Position in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Job Position in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good well known company , interesting work and projects, always something different and challenging, great co workers. Company located evansville in

    Cons

    Insurance not as attractive as it once was, advancement can be limited based on experience and/or education. Management style could use improvement

    Advice to Management

    Raise wages a little if the benefits can't improve.


  2. "Mucker operator/driller"

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    Former Employee - Mucker Operator/Driller in Richlands, VA
    Former Employee - Mucker Operator/Driller in Richlands, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn how to run different equipment! You get fair pay!

    Cons

    Very dangerous job at times!If you get hurt on the job they will rail road you an you will not have a job!They will get out of pay for your injuries!Then you be stuck with the bills!They try to keep you from getting unemployment pay too! Buckets fall down the shifts! Miss fired Dynamite because of beginners Tampa the explosives too hard!They cover bad conditions from Msha! Do not trust nobody on the job or they will get you killed!

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your good worker even if they get hurt! An person that causes the accident should be wrote up or fired! An alot of red hat's on a job make it more dangerous for other works! New red hat's should not be left along for a year in running equipment! Teach each new red hat worker how to Tampa explosives!Let the work work at a steady pace so they do not get hurt an do not get tired so they can work a full shift!An let your good works travel to different jobs sites in different states to help with the work!


  3. "Field Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great projects, great people, small company feel while also working on multi million dollar infrastructure projects. Very interesting place to work

    Cons

    The buyout of FKC and merger into TPC cost them some of their better benefits. The buyout has made tutor perini civil and FKC almost one company which is good but also bad

    Advice to Management

    Listen to new employees, always make sure everyone is involved


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  5. "This place is great, but could be better."

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    Former Employee - N/A in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - N/A in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best people across the board, in their respective roles. The vast range of work performed in all divisions. This place runs lean, to keep everyone working.

    The benefits took a hit after the 2012 election, but remain competetive with everywhere else. FK still pays more than most companies in the area.

    Safety Performance and expectations were average, and now the management team embraces exceptional performance to meet their goals.

    I had the privledge to learn from a leader of people, and any challenges that would bring people down, I would lift them up and embrace it head on.

    Cons

    After the buyout of Tutor- Perini and assimilation began, the monetary aspects to perform at a high level for some went away.

    As stated earlier, the company cut benefits and did away with raises. You remained greatful to have a job, but when you earned it, and gave 110%, and achieved results that most companies never reach, that is not where you want to be forever, when you understand the business meets its financial goals significantly, and not even a basic thank you for the effort to the entire team, that has stayed and made it happen.

    Instead of resorting to that morale, I decided to protect what this place had and make this the best place I could. The internal motivation was the fact, I really enjoyed my role and the service to the great people of Frontier-Kemper. Lastly, the continuous improvement iniatives, motivated pursuit of excellence for myself, and hopefully made our entire team better.

    Advice to Management

    Over the past few years, upper management is not visible as much as they would hope. The workforce does not know what is going on, and could misconstrue a lack of communication for other things.

    I saw a difference with TPC, with an organizational drift being imposed on all their business units.


  6. "great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    always something new and challenging

    Cons

    was an above average company and now its becoming an average company

    Advice to Management

    bring back some of the old benifits


  7. "Impossible to get a pay raise."

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok environment. Good coworkers. Nice direct supervisors.

    Cons

    Impossible to get a pay raise.

    Advice to Management

    Impossible to get a pay raise.


  8. "Changes"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair benefits, working environment ok

    Cons

    no room for advancement, no bonus and pay raises not likely


  9. "An unmanned roller coaster"

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    Former Employee - Field Safety Coordinator in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Field Safety Coordinator in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Kemper Constructors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay off weekly, good salary, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Unwillingness to make changes when needed. Unwilling to recognize someone's dedication to what's best for the company if it's an opposing view.

    Advice to Management

    Build better employee relationships by being more honest and open to all opinions or suggestions.


  10. "Was a great place to start out of college, but no room for upward growth within."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN

    Pros

    401K, Healthcare, vacation starts at 10 days every year with an additional day added every year you work there.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward growth opportunities, how field engineers, electricians, laborers are treated

    Advice to Management

    Provide some incentive to those engineers, electricians who have to travel for weeks at a time. Stay current with salary levels.


  11. "Payroll Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone get's along and is treated very equally. Willing to help out and teach you if your not familiar with anything. Feels like home and can accommodate to little situations.

    Cons

    Make sure you have your lunch on the go, because BUSY is something you will always be.


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