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Holder Construction Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2019

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Thomas M. Holder
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture with challenging projects(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and a high stress industry (construction) but if you have work ethic and enjoy the challenge then you’ll love this company(in 13 reviews)

  • "Absolutely no work life balance(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Field coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Field Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holder Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment with an incredible culture that focuses on making you better person inside and outside the workplace.

    Cons

    Long hours and a high stress industry (construction) but if you have work ethic and enjoy the challenge then you’ll love this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on helping new comers into becoming better versions of themselves.

    Holder Construction2018-07-28
  2. "Coming together"

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    Current Employee - Over All the Tools At Conexs and Member of the Safety Team in Bridgeport, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holder Construction full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have helped to balance my home and work life. We all work together as a team. One person does not try to out do the other, we are all equal. They take time out of their busy day to listen to what you have to say about any issues you have or see. They are all together family orienated company...great place to work .

    Cons

    I have not had any downfalls in my book yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job!!

    Holder Construction2018-11-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Money, Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holder Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth and financial success. If you are an aggressive, bold, and confident person you have the potential to thrive.

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance. The schedules that are committed to are always too short and Holder has a hero complex to make it work. A 50-60 hour week is normal with 60+ being really common. The culture in the CLT area seems unusually bad with subcontractors expressing distrust or distain for Holder regularly. Moving constantly and you never know where you will end up. Constant pressure to take on more responsibility,...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing employees to their limits. Work on pushing clients for more reasonable schedules that don't require field personnel to work ridiculous hours. Let people do their jobs without placing all the extra, not project related, work on them. Put a much larger emphasis on subcontractor relationships. Too many bridges have been burned in my 3-4 years.

    Holder Construction2019-04-21
  4. "Company offers great pay and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Finance Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holder Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours, Flexibility, organized, good listeners

    Cons

    Uptight, many men in charge,

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more flexible and not listen to rumors

    Holder Construction2019-03-23
  5. "No work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Field Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holder Construction full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people throughout, field team, office team. Good money Good benefits Good culture Online classes

    Cons

    After 6 years of being with Holder, the culture they talk about is not all there. A lot of the jobs that I have worked on were already behind when I walked onsite. At that point, it’s just get it done, sink or swim. Higher management comes in to help push things along, wanting to point out to everyone what should have happened, or questions like, why did we do it like this, why didn’t we do this etc?.... My question...

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    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the people that have been around for awhile, they obviously care and are loyal, listen to their concerns. Some new managers come in thinking they know everything and don’t take advise from superintendents that have been around awhile. Because they know people within the company, they think they can talk down to others and be disrespectful and get away with it. Never push loyal employees to the point they...

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    Holder Construction2019-02-06
  6. "The grass IS greener on the other side"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holder Construction full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Coworkers were good to work with. Made a lot of personal lifetime friends.

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends. No work life balance. company that grew too fast for its own good- after working here 5+ years it’s easy to see. Some big projects in the middle of nowhere and a few legacy projects but no long term stability if you care about having a life or future settling down somewhere. The job is for the vagabond with no family or home base unless you land a cushy corporate job in Atlanta. I was told the grass...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people on the road.

    Holder Construction2018-12-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Field Coordinator/Senior Field Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holder Construction full-time

    Pros

    You will make good money with ample opportunity to get promotions. The Christmas Bonus is very nice, and gets bigger every year. The biggest pro to this job is hands down the ability to make a lot of money and rise in the ranks.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no work life balance. You typically work 60-65 hours a week with another 10 hours added if you have to cover the weekend which is usually once or twice a month for most jobs. Hands down the worst part of the job. Between long workdays and the commute to and from work, I usually get about an hour a night with my family and then the weekends I just want to loaf around because I’m mentally and physically...

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    Advice to Management

    In my honest opinion I would say there needs to be a better attempt at work-life-balance. We have meetings every once in a while with headquarters in Atlanta and they mention maintaining that balance, only to have our senior superintendent scoff at the statement right after the meeting. The culture needs to change. I’ve been with Holder for a few years and am actively looking for jobs that pay substantially less but have...

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    Holder Construction2018-10-08
  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holder Construction full-time

    Pros

    Family culture. Never had any problems with managers standing over your shoulder. They have high expectations for everyone

    Cons

    No cons on this company

    Holder Construction2018-08-16
  9. "Office Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holder Construction full-time

    Pros

    -Good Pay -Fast development -Good Learning Environment -Enjoyable Staff

    Cons

    -Must move every 1.4-3 years. -Lots of hours 50-60 hour weeks. -Often long commutes.

    Holder Construction2018-08-13
  10. "Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

      I have been working at Holder Construction full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Holder Construction Company truly believes in each and every single one of their employees. You can have as much responsibility as you want, the options are endless.

      Cons

      Get ready for the 12 hour days.

      Holder Construction2018-08-08
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