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James Construction Group Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "safety manager"

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    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at James Construction Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for.

    Cons

    not enough work, need more projects in the valley

    Advice to Management

    seek more contracts


  2. "Labor"

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Belton, TX
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Belton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at James Construction Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work and learn from it.

    Cons

    Its a good work place however hey dont give you all the benefits they say they do. They don't care if your a great worker r not

    Advice to Management

    They should advice of all the benefits supostly given!

  3. "Assistant superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    safety plans in the field

    Cons

    a lot of overtime, is good for hourly people but not for salary supervisors, supervisor do not get pay overtime after 50 hours, so hour people almost double they salary at end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Management is not bad at all, but they really can not do much when this problems come from above them to save money.


  4. "truck driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Construction Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    i like working there i work for years.

    Cons

    no down sides at James

    Advice to Management

    my truck forman was ok to work for.


  5. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Gonzales, LA
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Gonzales, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at James Construction Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Shift work is okay but def need better oay

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism, but what else do you expect

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "3/10"

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    Current Employee - Carpenter Helper in Westlake, LA
    Current Employee - Carpenter Helper in Westlake, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent hours, decent pay, available positions for formans

    Cons

    Cutting hours, low paying positions, last minute information on weekend work days, lack of information for promoting.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Belton, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Belton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at James Construction Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Primoris has unlimited funds to attain bonding and attain more work. Some very nice people below management. Primoris other business units are good.

    Cons

    Very unsafe place to work. James Construction Group management and their senior executives assumes everyone knows how to produce work and what being safe means. They all assume new hires are experienced and understands risk with work or what safety measures are required. I value my life and family. One if the most unsafe places ever to work for or at. Equipment damages and equipment being destroyed is daily way of life. JCG Managers refuse to plan the work in advance and work the plan. Managers are disrespectful to clients and treats most people terrible. Unless personal is part of the hierarchy, they don't exist. Senior executives don't acknowledge anyone but area and project managers. They can't shake anyone's hand or say "Thank you" or treat people like they are human. JCG managers have desecrated Brian Pratts hard earned work by design by choice.

    Closed door policy. Hierarchy management style and refuse to accept that most the managers in Belton are dysfunctional liars and don't have a clue what it means to build a project and do so safely.

    PSC is in over their head and they are putting some of the dumbest people the industry offers to fix the problems and those idiots in charge of Texas will end up costing many millions more than the what many suspect is being fed up the food chain.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Brian Pratt and DK - Failure to take control and hire the correct executive management team, area manager, and project teams that knows how to manage and build projects, create a culture of safety, and treats your number asset with respect PSC will only continue to experience problems and many suspect Brian will sell the JCG unit off and let someone else fix.

  8. "Laborer/Carpenter Helper"

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    Former Employee - Laborer/Construction Helper in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Laborer/Construction Helper in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at James Construction Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All the co-workers respected each other.

    Cons

    Supervisor disrespectful if not working work enough

    Advice to Management

    they had good Management


  9. "Carpenter, Laborers"

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    Current Employee - Carpenter Helper in Thibodaux, LA
    Current Employee - Carpenter Helper in Thibodaux, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Construction Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wking with we good people, and love what I did and more,learning new things and doing my best.

    Cons

    Good people to be around

    Advice to Management

    A very good company to work for


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HORRIBLE CODE OF SAETY ETHICS and WORK ETHICS"

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    Former Employee - Field Craft in Belton, TX
    Former Employee - Field Craft in Belton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at James Construction Group full-time

    Pros

    Primoris Services Corporation has dump truck loads cash running out their pocketbooks. Some good people for the most part and want to grow. Deep pockets is good when working with public money.

    Cons

    The JCG old regime managing and running JCG - PSC along with their old timer friends working for JCG in Belton will end up breaking PSC. James Construction Group in Belton safety isn't something to brag about. Unsafe. Belton James Construction Group is what gives Heavy Highway a bad name and makes everyone's job difficult. PSC needs to stick to plant and piping work and get out of the heavy highway work.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the regime and start over. The amount of money thrown away is ungodly. Share that with the field and hire teams that know what is required. Might think about doing something before more people get hurt or something tragic occurs. It would be cheaper to hire another company to finish the Belton projects than continue throwing millions upon millions upon millions away. These problems are all 100% self inflicted as in today's structure.


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