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Gilbane Building Company Reviews

Updated July 13, 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
  • "Sometimes work long hours and a large workload which can make for stressful days" (in 12 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. "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


  2. 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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    Family owned and operated 5th generation

    Cons

    Work shortage. Need new work

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Mar 25, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to post. Glad you find value in our unique family culture even while Gilbane is one of the largest construction managers in the country. Because of our expansive... More


  7. "Build your career!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is family. Gilbane provides and enables employees to be the best on every project. The company offers several programs and benefits that allow employees to grow and learn the industry quickly. Great Benefits, Great Leadership, Great Performance within the industry!

    Cons

    The company tends to win less exciting projects and is more conservative when it comes to project selection.

    Advice to Management

    Create diverse teams that will allow the company to branch out to new/more exciting project scopes and projects (New Risks)

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Feb 23, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Glad you appreciated our family culture, strong leadership and great benefits and programs. Your advice makes a lot of sense. To the extent practical, we try to employ staff with diverse skills... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Alright not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilbane Building Company full-time

    Pros

    They were ok to work for

    Cons

    People there were very hitting

    Advice to Management

    Have a little more fun

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Jan 22, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Appreciate your feedback, and of course we'd prefer to be great. So if you have a chance and want to share more specifics about your experience, please reach out to me at plaperriere@gilbaneco.com... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I very much enjoy my job at Gilbane. I am challenged every day and love that no two days are alike.

    Cons

    This is an industry complaint more than Gilbane, the days and hours are long.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Jan 22, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    10 years of service is no small accomplishment. Congratulations! It's great to hear that working at Gilbane has been a challenging and rewarding experience. Thanks for your feedback.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Work for Gilbane"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer I in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer I in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbane Building Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great company, great work-life balance

    Cons

    construction industry...long hours, but a lot of PTO

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Jan 22, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Glad it's a positive experience. 2018 will be an even better! Thanks for your feedback.


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