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Gilbane Building Company Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people, great company, great work-life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and treats there employees extremely well" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too many long hours, working weekends compensation not good" (in 13 reviews)

  • "it's easy to become so passionate about what you are accomplishing that work-life balance can get out of wack" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people big on integrity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart people big on integrity.

    Cons

    Sometimes too big of an organization for their own good.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    We're proud of our growth and 145 year history. Hiring and developing talented people while maintaining very high ethical standards are integral to our success. We certainly don't want our size... More


  2. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Time Off. High Paying.

    Cons

    The hours are relatively long. The industry is getting tougher and tougher to be in.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    It's a great time to be at Gilbane, Our total reward program is generous compared to most other industries, and highly competitive within construction . We're continuing to work on bringing in... More

  3. "Sr. Project Adminisrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people, Gilbane University, a lot of diverse career paths to choose from

    Cons

    Don't have anything negative to say

    Advice to Management

    I thought Management was great.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Thanks for your feedback. GU (Gilbane University) continues to be valued by our employees, and is a 14 time member of Training Magazine's Top 125. We invest in our employees for the long term... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer 2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    project teams were always helpful. a lot of support in other regions/other projects

    Cons

    bad management at regional level.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    The chemistry on our project teams are often special. I'm interested in hearing about your experience with regional management. Perhaps we can be helpful to some of your teammates still here... More


  5. "Content with room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Reasonable life/work balance
    -Health, dental, and vision insurance have lower out-of-pocket expenses and cover more
    -My manager is supportive and willing to mentor
    -The majority of people I've worked with are nice, reasonable, and professional.
    -401k has some good fund options
    -401k profit-dependent employer contribution is competitive
    -Occasional work from home
    -Gilbane's commitment to continuing education and training
    -Education reimbursement

    Cons

    -Summer Fridays perk is workload-dependent
    -PTO amount is average and includes holidays/sick time. It does increase with tenure.
    -Working on holidays is workload/project-dependent
    -Ability to take PTO is workload/project-dependent
    -Uncertain about room for advancement within department

    Advice to Management

    -Consider pursuing OPM work

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Appreciate the overall positive assessment and sharing your feedback. Feel free to reach out to me directly at plaperriere@gilbaneco.com if you'd like to discuss our pay or benefit programs.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We have a lot of opportunities to see unique construction and work with a large variety of contractors. No project is the same

    Cons

    Unless you are in the top couple of employees, you are given very little thought when it comes to providing guidance and mentoring

    Advice to Management

    Work to advance all of your employees instead of only the top few. You would be surprised what the other employees are capable of if given the proper guidance and training.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Development and advancement are available to all employees. Be sure to make your interests known to your supervisor or manager. I'm glad to assist if you have any concerns. You can reach... More


  7. "Superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and long commute

    Advice to Management

    More staff on projects

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Managing our labor expense so that we can deliver our projects successfully and cost effectively is always a balancing act. Glad you found the pay and benefits satisfactory. Thank you for... More

  8. "Very positive experience and the company as a whole felt like family"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent people with great benefits even for interns. It’s amazing they offer a 401k package for interns

    Cons

    Not much work right now that the market is hot which made me doubt the companies stability in tougher market conditions

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Gilbane continues to prosper more than 145 years since its founding. It does so by diversifying its operations across geographies in the US and around the globe, and excelling in multiple market... More


  9. "Former employee at Gilbane Company"

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Analyst II in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Analyst II in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to work from home all the time.

    Cons

    There was no room for professional growth!!

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within!!

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Gilbane accommodates a variety of flex arrangements. Glad it worked out for you. I can assure you that the Company enthusiastically embraces the philosophy of promoting from within. We have... More


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance. Good 401K.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not consistent, despite successful projects.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Thanks for your note. Glad to see your appreciation for Gilbane's work/life balance and generous 401(k) plan. Bonus opportunities are universally consistent across job titles in the Company, and... More


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