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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting Intern"

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

    Pros

    The environment at Power is second to none. I never thought that I would wake up every morning excited to go into work. As long as you put your best foot forward, you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    There really wasn't anything that I disliked from my time at Power.


  2. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Power Construction full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was hired to run smaller projects.
    Close to home.

    Cons

    1. First day of work, I was assigned a cubicle instead of a private office like other project managers. Was told, Oh, you're a girl, thought you were in accounting.
    2. Managed multiple smaller projects for the small projects division (this was good) but Power paperwork requirements were unwieldy. At project update meeting, I had 25 projects to review along with the paperwork for all. The senior person got bored after 5 and said, Ok, that's enough.
    3. Quality of life vs. work schedule doesn't exist here.

    Advice to Management

    Either change paperwork to accommodate smaller projects or don't do them.
    Respect female project managers.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, the employees are all so friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There are no obvious downsides to this company


  4. "PE"

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

    I worked at Power Construction full-time

    Pros

    high scale city projects. ability to learn 'on the job' training of how a building goes up.

    Cons

    turn over is very high due to stress and work life balance. goes with any big GC.

    Advice to Management

    work to eliminate turn over


  5. "Safety Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Work with some the brightest people in the construction industry. There is no limit to how much you can learn. Everyday is an adventure on the job sites.

    Cons

    There is ZERO upwards mobility. No one was promoted in the Safety Department for the many years I spent working there. There is the Director, and then there is everyone else.... Also pay increases were meager and salary overall was not competitive in industry.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your safety professionals and pay your people!


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Huntley, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Huntley, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Power Construction (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone on my project and that I meet in the company was great. They offer a lot of training and educational programs for you to learn about your projects and programs used everyday. All the senior staff is great and fun to hangout with.

    Cons

    If you don't centrally locate your house you could be traveling a distance to get to your project. Not always will you be lucky enough to be on a project location right by your home unless you have gained seniority with in the company. Additionally, Power Construction only does work in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. If you go and work for them know that you want a career in Chicago and nowhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture!


  7. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Large company with a small feel. Owners/management take time to get yo know everyone. Company is well respected in the industry.

    Cons

    The company is busy. If you express an interest in taking on responsibilities, you'll get them, but this may affect you work/life balance.

  8. "Not a great fit..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Power Construction (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People were friendly
    Free lunches all the time.
    Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    I didn't love the job overall...just felt like a bad fit.


  9. "Summer Intern"

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive, especially for the work done as an intern. There are also tons of learning events that take place on nearly a weekly basis, which are paid. The culture is also very involving and generally a good vibe.

    Cons

    Each intern is assigned to a project team and each team is located at a different job site so there is little interaction with other interns besides at training events.

    Advice to Management

    Allow interns to pick which jobsite they would prefer to work on.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Power has a great variety of projects. They can handle all sizes and complexities of varying work. Being a Chicago-only company that does large, challenging projects makes them one of a kind. The teamwork within project teams and divisions is good and employees of all levels share knowledge and experience well. Senior management is invested in training, mentoring, and promoting employees. Power make it a priority to ensure employees enjoy work and have fun.

    Cons

    As with all construction companies, the ebb and flow of project demands can at times make achieving work/life balance challenging. This is a challenge across the industry, not specific only to Power.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - things are going well!


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