Gilbane Building Company Reviews

Updated Jan 8, 2021

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  1. "Project Engineer at Gilbane"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture-Great Projects-Great company to work with

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons

  2. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family Oriented Company to Work for

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance can be improved. Preached but Responsibilities make difficult.


  3. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits for you and your family.

    Cons

    Not really a Con against Gilbane but work typically requires extended hours.

  4. "Large Company with Family Values"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great project teams. Competitive compensation and benefits. Provides hands on experience and managers give you the tools to be successful.

    Cons

    Do not have any Cons. I have enjoyed working for Gilbane and do not have any complaints.

  5. "My first and only job out of school, so not much to compare it too"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    Good company for the most part. It probably varies a lot depending on the team

    Cons

    Be willing to travel to where the work is

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    December 21, 2020VP, HR Director

    Thanks for your feedback! At Gilbane, we provide a variety of internships and entry-level construction management opportunities. We also support employees who are looking to accelerate their career by working in different geographies.

  6. "Great Company with Great Benefits"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Project Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    1. Great Company Culture that isn't afraid of helping out others 2. Lots of amazing online teaching resources for various subjects 3. Great Benefits

    Cons

    As with construction, expect long hours. But not required, as long as you get your stuff done.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    November 6, 2020VP, HR Director

    Thank you for your feedback - our investments in employee training and benefits are just two ways in which we show our people come first. Our Gilbane Cares philosophy - which extends to safety, sustainability, wellness, inclusion, and more - is the foundation for a culture in which helping others is just part of doing business.

  7. "Great company with lots of opportunities for advancement."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for, with excellent benefits. They provide lots of opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Sometimes there's is too much pressure to advance and that, sometimes, it puts people in positions that are not, necessarily, be suited for them.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    December 21, 2020VP, HR Director

    We're happy to have you as part of our team in California! Keep an eye out for our newly-enhanced Career Development Planning tools - these enable employees to drive discussions about their desired career path and set goals to help them get there.

  8. "Enjoy working at Gilbane"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits

    Cons

    Lower than average base salaries and bonuses

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    November 6, 2020VP, HR Director

    We are so glad you are a part of our team in Austin! At Gilbane, we have a "Pay Well, Live Well" philosophy to compensation and benefits - we focus on the whole package, to support the whole employee and their family.

  9. "Good company to start with"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Summer Internship in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of experience to be had in the field

    Cons

    Corporate structure hurts communication and I was stuck waiting for responses

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    October 20, 2020VP, HR Director

    Glad to hear you gained strong field experience during your internship. We are always looking for ways to improve our communications; thank you for your feedback!

  10. "Great family company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    best in class safety, benefits, technology

    Cons

    blood relatives get promoted first

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    October 10, 2020VP, HR Director

    Thank you for your feedback. Safety is of utmost importance at Gilbane, where we work to be incident and injury free through our Gilbane Cares philosophy. We are continually exploring and leveraging new technology to keep our project teams safe! We are also proud to have active involvement from the 4th, 5th, and 6th generation of Gilbane family members. But at Gilbane, all employees are members of the family. And we are launching new career development tools in 2020 to help all employees achieve their career goals.

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