Pepper Construction Reviews

Updated Dec 14, 2020

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Pepper Construction CEO Stan Pepper
Stan Pepper
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  • "Upper management was somewhat conservative design-wise but this is the construction industry we are talking about so not really surprising(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Intern 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pepper Construction full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, nice people and lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Old location, little bit of bureaucracy

    Pepper Construction Response

    February 20, 2020VP, Communications

    Learning is a lifetime passion for us at Pepper, and it’s encouraging to know you enjoyed your internship!

  2. "Great place to work, wonderful people"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Director of PR Communications in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pepper Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a family run company and they really genuinely do right by their employees. You have the freedom to take initiative and build the career that you want. People take care of each other.

    Cons

    If you aren't in the field, it can be hard to see a pre-defined career path. But if you speak with your manager and have open conversations about your goals, they will work with you to get the career you want.

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  3. "STAY AWAY"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Project Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing was a pro here. Leaving was

    Cons

    Everything the people were horrible

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    Pepper Construction Response

    January 6, 2021Marketing Generalist

    Thank you for your feedback. Pepper takes all comments seriously and we’re genuinely disappointed you had an experience like this. If you would like to provide more details so that we can address the root causes of your experience, please contact Laura Patterson at 312-649-7647. You can also provide information anonymously via our reporting hotline at 844-226-3837.

  4. "Great Exposure"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect place to learn & grow. Not much formal training involved but if you're willing to put the effort in, you will be fine. Forming a relationship with your team is the best way to learn. Pepper has amazing employees that are willing to mentor newcomers that show ambition and promise. Pepper pays for parking - VERY rare perk. Thank you, Tom. Friendly, small business vibes. If you're getting coffee, you're not invisible - expect to be greeted. Very cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salaries are not at all competitive.

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    Pepper Construction Response

    November 2, 2020Marketing Generalist

    Thank you for the feedback! We’re glad your experience at Pepper was reflective of the high value we place on creating and maintaining positive relationships. We are continuously evaluating our compensation strategies and as we go forward, we will take a closer look at how our team can communicate through other forms of appreciation. If you have specific suggestions on this topic or how we can best train our managers, please feel free to contact our Illinois HR Director. We would appreciate your input!

  5. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pepper Construction full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Teams, Projects, Family Atmosphere and Growth

    Cons

    Conservative Benefits and Conservative Pay

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    Pepper Construction Response

    October 6, 2020

    Thank you so much for your response and we are so happy you have been enjoying Pepper! We are also very motivated by the family atmosphere, opportunities for growth, our incredible projects and the great team comradery. We appreciate your advice. Please feel free to reach out to your manager or HR with any further suggestions!

  6. "It was a good company to work for."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Dump Truck Driver in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pepper Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They keep you very busy.

    Cons

    Too many hours each week.

  7. "Great Family Owned Company!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have absolutely loved my 3 years at Pepper! We work on some pretty amazing projects but by far the people are my favorite thing at the company. Everyone from top down is super transparent and does the best for the employees and clients. The benefits have been good, my favorite by far are the summer hours, frequent free lunches, team get togethers, holiday parties, community service events, student loan assistance, etc. There seems to be a good career path so I know what my next steps will be.

    Cons

    As with all construction companies, you work hard. Management seems to put in the effort to make work life balance a priority though.

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    Pepper Construction Response

    February 26, 2020VP, Communications

    We are so glad you’re enjoying your career at Pepper! We agree that transforming skylines and quality of life is a demanding yet rewarding pursuit and we are grateful to hear you noticed we do our best to keep life balanced in the process. If there’s ever anything we can do to help make life at Pepper even better please feel free to reach out to your manager or the HR team.

  8. "Worst treatment ever by any company."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pepper Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None worst place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Extreme intimidation from VP to assistants.

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    Pepper Construction Response

    February 5, 2020VP, Communications

    At Pepper we endeavor to deliver a positive employee experience and we are disappointed to hear that your experience did not rise to that ideal. If you would like to share more detail, please feel free to contact our Indiana HR Director. We would appreciate the opportunity to better understand your particular circumstances.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Innovative Culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pepper Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pepper is a great place to work. I've been at Pepper Indiana for 11 years and have always been impressed with the high caliber of people in our company. I am well supported by senior management. Pepper continues to look for ways to improve our operation and is open to new ideas. Pepper has built a culture of doing things right, even when it's not convenient. I have never felt pressured to cut a corner or do anything less than what is right for the client and our company. I hope to work here until I retire.

    Cons

    Nothing to report - great place to work!

  10. "Fast paced and fun"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pepper Construction offers a collaborative and fast paced work environment with opportunities to innovate and lead complex commercial construction projects.

    Cons

    No major downside to note

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