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Marek Brothers Systems Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "Estimator, Project Manager. 24 years of service"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager/Estimator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Estimator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, fair pay & benefits.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  2. "drywall/framing helper"

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    Current Employee - Helper in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Helper in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and you'll always get your 40hours

    Cons

    Hardly any real advancement opportunities

  3. "Sheet Rocker"

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    Former Employee - Sheetrocker in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Sheetrocker in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learn alot about construction and sheet rock type's and different type of tools and they teach you how to do it

    Cons

    A lot of work to bust your back for not much pay and not alot of supervisor's treat there employees with respect and they make sound that is the only job in the world


  4. "Managment"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned, promote with in the company.

    Cons

    I have been with mbs for some time now and am very happy with them.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. "Amazing."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Estimator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Estimator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Trustworthy, Quality, Family-like environment, Feels like a small company but we are far from that, still family owned

    Cons

    Just my location, I live pretty far. But that's by choice. Great company.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Marek stands behind their employees. Working for Marek is to be apart of an extended family."

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    Current Employee - Construction Cost Estimator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Cost Estimator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The managers give you the freedom to complete your responsibilities as you see fit. The Marek Family sees their workforce as the most valuable asset. During the Recession they did not let go of any of the office infrastructure. Unfortunately, many field employees were let go but in their defense the construction industry is prone to this to begin with based on the size and amount of projects that are being built at a given time. As far as I know, Marek has the only workforce development program in the region. They actively recruit young men and women to train them in the interior finishing trades (with compensation) before they even set foot on a construction project. They believe in what they do and actively work to make the construction industry a better career path.

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance, in my opinion, is not up to par. Many of the managers have been with the company for 30 to 40+ years. I feel they have this "Old-School" mentality of a one income family. Where 1 person works and 1 person handles the home-front. Obviously, this doesn't exist like it did 40 years ago. Leaving home at 6am and getting home at 7pm is frustrating. Additionally, while technology is embraced by the owners, many of the managers struggle with it or flat out decide not to adopt it leaving some of the younger employees stuck in a state of having to tailor their work, reports, etc. into something the older generation can comprehend. Usually, pen and paper...

    Advice to Management

    Consider re-evaluating work/life balance. The company has and will miss out on talented individuals until this is addressed. The sub-contractor side of the construction industry is in need of young individuals as the baby boomers continue to retire. Even though micro managing is not their style I believe an insistence on using the available technology should be considered. I cannot begin to explain the time I waste sifting through paper files


  7. "Marek Employees Review"

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    Current Employee - Dry Wall Mechanic
    Current Employee - Dry Wall Mechanic
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marek Brothers Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair Pay, Great Benefits, Career Opportunities and Friendly Oriented makes Marek who the are Now!

    Cons

    I don't think there's a major Con

  8. "Office Administration"

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

    I worked at Marek Brothers Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, managers are not breathing down your neck.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities--people are stuck in their roles with no room to advance especially if you are office administration. Insurance premiums are very high for families

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your administrative staff acknowledge all the work they do on a daily basis.


  9. "Project management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company to work for. The company truly cares for the employees. You will have many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people working for the company. It will take a while to get to know everyone.


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marek Brothers Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a strong company. Lots of interesting trends.

    Cons

    Pay is rather minimal and very few bonuses. Technology is outdated compared to others

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate more bonuses and provide better technological tools


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