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Pepper Construction Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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  1. "Amazing Company"

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

    I have been working at Pepper Construction full-time

    Pros

    They care about you and are super supportive

    Cons

    I Have NO Cons for this company


  2. "Carpenter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a construction job.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional inexperienced management. Field and jobsite superintendents are incompetent.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pepper Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pepper offers great benefits and is very family-oriented. Overall, work-life balance is so-so; I'm lucky to have a manager who does value work-life balance, so it's a bit different for me than others in the office.

    Office location is decent at best. Would be much nicer to work closer to downtown. They have office events that can be fun.

    Cons

    Very strict on money. Will choose cheaper stuff with less quality over better quality and just a bit more expensive. For the size of the company, it surprises me they don't offer free snacks or drinks (comes back to the money issue). Unless you are an executive in the office, your opinion doesn't matter. People get overly emotional and dramatic if they aren't chosen for awards or recognition, so the office doesn't do much of that.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about hurting peoples feelings when it comes to recognizing employees. If an employee is doing a great job, recognize them without thinking twice. Appreciate your employees more with better work-life balance.


  4. "Marketing Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pepper Construction full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people with reasonable pay. Benefits were great. Lots of programs during and after work like healthy eating initiatives with incentives or beach volleyball after work. Objectives and responsibilities were made clear also.

    Cons

    Upper management was somewhat conservative design-wise but this is the construction industry we are talking about so not really surprising.

    Advice to Management

    What can I say, everyone was reasonable. The only reason I left was because of the commute. I guess being more open to design ideas was the only quibble.


  5. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Pepper is focused on the employee and ensuring they have a good place to work and have interesting experiences. As the industry is changing very quickly, they are working to stay current with job related technology

    Cons

    Often times it takes too much time to make a decision that is related to an internal matter.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    no work life balance at all

    Advice to Management

    the employees make the company so don't forget to show appreciation.


  7. "Assistant Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Engineer in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Engineer in Barrington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company as far as revenue. Very knowledgeable and passionate employees make it a satisfying place to work. Great benefits and they pay for working hard.

    Cons

    Can be overworked at times due to lack of staff. There is sometimes confusion within the company as to who and what people are in charge of and the roles of each department. Management in some departments could use some help. Pay/negotiations could be better.

    Advice to Management

    A better job can be done with regards to connecting with the employees. It can be tough sometimes connecting with the executives in the Chicago office while working in the Barrington office.

  8. "Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pepper Construction full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Travel and change of project location

    Advice to Management

    None it was an excellent place to work


  9. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Laborer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pepper Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They get the big jobs, such as Wrigley field and high rises in the city. Some really good people to work for.

    Cons

    You may work one day during the day and the next day they want you to work at night. With no notice besides hey go here. Late on paychecks several times and they give a stink when trying to get a new one printed out. Talk about safety a lot and then go to work and safety is out the door instantly. You are basically just another number to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the hard workers, don't work the lazy over the hard workers because of " who they know "


  10. "Good Company, Median Pay"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and good company to work for. Lots of experience to pull from and learn from. Can grow with the company if desired. Great training structure.

    Cons

    Slow and steady growth if capable. Pay is less than what can be found in the industry. Not fair at times with compensation and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to diversify and hire good talent, but be sure to fairly compensate and cultivate them in order to keep that talent


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