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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at MYR Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and always have the support I need to get my job done. You can't always have everything you want exactly when you want them, but this is construction. I saw a review that talks about a "company man" and only people who were tied in tight stayed around when things were slow. I wouldn't say it was because they were tied in tight, maybe they were just a lot better worker than you.

    Cons

    I will say that some people seem to be in a position just because, doesn't always seem like the employee is the right person for the position. Work life balance is a little complicated for someone who is wanting to get ahead but no one is going to just give you something. If you want the same position day in and day out you will have more time away from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Extremely good environment and hope that you continue to recognize those who are truly dedicated to the company. If not, those people will go to the competitors, but that is anywhere you go.


  2. "Sturgeon Electric is a good place to build a career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    Sturgeon is based on building and maintaining relationships with its customers. Because of this, it is a very satisfying place to work.

    Sturgeon tends to be viewed as 'costly' though, in general, follows through with a high level of service and participation in the building process. When this is factored in, Sturgeon ends up with a customer that likely has spent the same or less than the "low bid" with a much better feeling about the product they have received.

    Further, Sturgeon tends to specialize in more complex projects like hospitals, water treatment facilities, data centers, research laboratories, etc. This yields a more interesting "day to day" work aspect.

    Cons

    Sturgeon, like any organization, has its politics. Opportunity is afforded to anyone showing initiative, which is a good thing. However, the attitude can feel a little too open at times and those who have not shown initiative are sometimes rewarded when they have not produced on multiple occasions. I would not trade this for a gestapo, non-trusting type organization, though.

    Also, the jury is still out, but I wonder what becoming a public company (under the MYR Group's ownership) will bring for Sturgeon. I don't trust that most investors understand basic assembly line type companies, let alone construction companies. This could become a downside when, and if, fickle investors want their money in a down-cycle or just when they get "scared".

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build Sturgeon's business on relationships and, more importantly, do not let those relationships go untended.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Massage glove in one hand and a knife in the other!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Henderson, CO
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Henderson, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    They have competent craftsmen that are trained well. Sturgeon takes time to teach their people and is not affraid of promoting the most compitent people. They are well organized and have all the needed tools to work properly. They do not take short cuts and do pay attention to safety concerns that are addressed by crafts personel.

    Cons

    There was not much emphasis on a life work balance. There is also some favoratism that happens when work gets slow. They will always keep the craftsmen that are tied in tight with upper managment. They were always ready to get rid of people on the drop of a dime. This is just like most contactors.

    Advice to Management

    People get sick so please don't expect them to come to work sick. There are some people that work for the company that are bleeding you dry becasue you participate in favoratism.


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