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Gilbane Building Company Reviews

Updated March 26, 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. "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
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    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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Build your career!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Jose, CA
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    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


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work for Gilbane"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities but maintains the family owned company culture. They care about their employees and have the benefits to show for it. If you show high potential, you are rewarded for it.

    Cons

    Sometimes work long hours and a large workload which can make for stressful days.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Jan 22, 2018 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    It's nice to see your acknowledgment of the family culture. Ensuring we preserve our caring culture as Gilbane grows and expands is important to us. We ask employees at all levels to take on... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, very knowledgeable and friendly coworkers, great benefits, and good salary.

    Cons

    Advancement within the company is dependent upon approval from the area manager. Unless your direct manager will advocate on your behalf you have to complain and make a fuss to be considered for a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of your project engineers and not just your project managers/general superintendents and above. Provide your PEs with opportunities to take on new tasks and not just document control, process RFIs and submittals, and meeting minutes.

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Your manager can influence your career, but only you own your career. So, you can request a Career Conversation with your manager to understand what it will... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Support"

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    Current Employee - Senior Support in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Support in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, family orientated

    Cons

    Relocation in order to advance

    Gilbane Building Company Response

    Nov 28, 2017 – SVP, Corporate Director Human Resources

    Thanks for the great review. Relocation at times is part of the equation for individuals looking to accelerate their career advancement. Fortunately, we continue to grow in Chicago and the... More


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