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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good work experience, benefits and bonuses lacking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haselden Construction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with our great. The type of work they get is usually unique.

    Cons

    Still lacking cement processes. The self perform areas are in need of help. Way too much overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Bonsues, Self Perform Improvements, Too much overhead.


  2. "Good employer, Have to play the politics game"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haselden Construction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Most managers are very experienced and invested in growing younger talent. Fun mix of projects and locations. Salaries are competitive. Vacation time is great. Good place to work. Just make sure to play the game and get in with the right folks. As others have described it, Good Ol' Boys Club is a good description.

    Cons

    Upper management definitely plays favorites. Saw multiple people laid off without consulting their direct supervisor because they weren't on the upper managers favorite's list, even though the upper management had no direct knowledge of, or work experience with, the employee. Benefits are below par with comparable companies.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at benefits. Take it easy on playing favorites.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seems great in the begining.....but"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work with great people. They occasionally get interesting projects. Have seen many exceptionally talented people come and go.

    Cons

    Definitely a family run company. They have 8-15 of there "favorites" in senior positions regardless of education, experience, and talent level. So, don't expect much in the way of meaningful advancement. Bonuses and benefits are also lacking. Projects are constantly under staffed with much of the burden being placed on junior people without much reward. A quiet expectation that you should work 60+ hours a week for the company so, not much in the way of work life balance. Also, compared to other general contractors safety is NOT a culture here. Have worked here for 5 years never received any outside professional training. It was always "train the trainer" stuff. Operation teams are constantly shorted in favor of pre-construction because, they can bury money there.

    Advice to Management

    Quit constantly under staffing projects. Promote the educated and talented people from within. Listen when outside ideas are presented. Believe and pay for outside professional development for junior people all the way to your senior people. More emphasis should be placed on safety.

    Haselden Construction Response

    Aug 27, 2015 – Director of Talent Development

    Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We definitely take your concerns seriously and are constantly evaluating ourselves and working towards becoming an employer of choice. You mentioned ... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Safety last - just another old school contractor with bad habits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Haselden Construction full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation was ok. Definitely not competitive. Location was good but varies with the project

    Cons

    Where to begin...The first thing that comes to mind is the utter disregard for safety. Senior superintendent and field supervision continuously would not follow basic safety rules posted. Would not enforce it either, even pointed out or reminded to them on a daily basis. Major safety violations such as working under a suspended load, when pointed out to upper management, were met with the response, "sometimes you need to balance safety and productivity." This was often the response received to most safety issues. No wonder the companies EMR is a 4.something. We also had a temporary gas header and flexible hose throughout the building to temporary heaters. I had mentioned a few times that I smelled gas around this header but that was ignored of course. I once saw some guys changing a fitting on this temporary system and asked the guys who was a plumber. None of them were and they didn't know much other then how to thread on a fitting. They were using white PTFE tape on the gas line and when I mentioned that wasn't the correct PTFE tape for gas they just said that was what they were given by the superintendent. None of them knew any better and the issue was never resolved. The last safety issue ignored I will touch on was carbon monoxide monitors going off in the below grade parking structure where employees were working, their response? Remove the carbon monoxide monitors!

    Next con is the lack of direction for new employees. Their method of direction was "follow this foreman around for the first day and from then on you are on your own". I would often come in to work wondering what I would do that day and end up attempting to fix blatant safety or environmental violations.

    Speaking of environmental violations I was often directed to cover up concrete spills or concrete wash out spills. I wasn't directed to report it, as should have been the case. All they do is pencil whip and direct others to do the same.

    If there was a problem on site such as something missed, guess who was to blame? The new guy. Not the general foreman, not the foreman or the guys doing the work. All of them constantly looked at the drawings and constantly missed stuff. I have never seen so much rework in a company before.

    Do yourself a favor and get yourself better experience somewhere else. You don't want to pick up any of this companies bad habits!

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk and ensure your field supervision does the same. All this company seems to care about is productivity and making a buck.


  5. "Worked as a project engineer based out of the corporate office."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haselden Construction full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has good systems in place and management staff is very strong. The total compensation package was competitive for the industry and the company provided an enjoyable work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Overall, the company was great to work for; the one recommendation would be to properly staff the project based on the size and complexity of the project.


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun, Great People & Projects

    Cons

    If you like big corporations, this is not the company for you. Great family owned business


  7. "Work-Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staffed appropriately to achieve goals, which allows everyone to spend appropriate time at the office and go home at reasonable hours.
    Team members care about each other's well-being.
    Senior management is dedicated to receiving ideas and buy-in from the people who implement policies and procedures.

    Cons

    Mid-range salaries for the market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing in your people. They'll keep working hard for you if you support them.

    Haselden Construction Response

    Oct 20, 2016 – Director of Talent Development

    Thank you so much for taking time to share your feedback and thoughts! We value the input of all of our team members and take your input seriously!

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haselden Construction full-time

    Pros

    This family owned business is one of the top places to work.

    Cons

    They are selective in their work to ensure success

    Haselden Construction Response

    Oct 20, 2016 – Director of Talent Development

    Thank you for your feedback!


  9. "Excellent Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great family environment, excellent benefits and the management is not bad. Overall this is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Accounting processes need some work. Otherwise not much to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward. You're doing great and headed in a great direction.

    Haselden Construction Response

    Oct 20, 2016 – Director of Talent Development

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your input and thoughts!


  10. "Strong Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haselden Construction full-time

    Pros

    Family-owned and family values
    Work-life balance
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    A lot of egos
    Good ol' boys club

    Haselden Construction Response

    Dec 10, 2015 – Director of Talent Development

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We value your thoughts and are continually working to make Haselden a great place to work.


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