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Rand Construction Reviews

Updated January 3, 2018
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  1. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Rand Construction full-time

    Pros

    everything is so fantastic yay

    Cons

    nothing is bad at all


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rand Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary for all levels

    Cons

    Lack of structure and business continuity plan

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rand has knowledgeable upper management, a great work environment, and still keeps the small company feel.

    Cons

    Not many certifications or classes offered.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great People Held Back by Toxic Leadership"

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

    I worked at Rand Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    rand* hires talented, nice people. The work is challenging and interesting. Great place to build your skills and make great connections. Among coworkers, there is an atmosphere of camaraderie and support.

    Cons

    The hierarchy is disorganized and confusing. Leadership is dysfunctional, unfocused, and at times abusive to employees, particularly admin staff. No clear set expectations or feedback from management. No employee education or training. For a woman-owned company, it is a surprisingly hostile environment for women (no paid maternity leave, ignorant comments from male staff). People are routinely pushed out and belittled by leadership. It is a revolving door because people get sick of the toxic work environment. No one likes to fear that they will be yelled at for no reason. Lay-offs and firings with no warning. Lack of communication between management and employees. Feels corporate and impersonal for such a small company, and it is because leadership does not value all employees and is repeatedly demeaning to staff. New ideas and creativity are not welcome here.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in talent outside of project management. Include mandatory diversity training for all staff to educate employees on how to behave professionally around women and people of color. Offer employee training and education. Stop belittling your employees and support them. Set a professional tone for the office - no more racially insensitive comments, no more publicly shaming employees, no more gossip with employees about their coworkers. Lead by example. This would actually be a great place to work if the negativity from leadership would stop.


  5. "Decent Company. Could Use Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively relaxed office culture. People are generally friendly. Interesting, high-end construction work that you can build a career around. Free lunch 1-2 days a week (runs out quickly though).

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive and less than industry standard. No official training beyond bi-weekly useless meetings. Part of the issue is APM / PE turnover is very high, there is a constant influx of green replacements who have to start from square one. Salaries are more or less standard, bonuses are relatively low. The open office can get loud when co-workers don't realize (or care) that they are making a lot of noise.

    Advice to Management

    Change whatever you need to in recruiting to get better people. Give appropriate raises and promotions so people don't get antsy and start looking elsewhere. Look into better benefit plans (insurance & 401k). Let everyone take their 2 weeks notice unless there is a conflict on interest. Otherwise you are just begging people to quit on the spot and leave the company in a lurch.


  6. "just title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great company that constantly strives to be the best for customers and employees. Free snacks and plenty of fun at work. great people !!!

    Cons

    constantly busy, with no time to breathe


  7. "Former Rand Employee from former APM"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rand Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office culture is very friendly.
    The Senior PM's and Superintendents had tons of experience and were, overall, good-natured and helpful.
    The Directors are awesome as well!

    Cons

    I kept my head down and worked during my time with rand*, but office politics seemed to be looming overhead. Constant IT problems (the IT staff was awesome, but for some reason our shared network was always falling apart). Constant turnover creating hard to manage jobs and documentation.

  8. "Rand"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rand Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is little support from upper management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upper management is very enthusiastic and genuinely cares about their teams. There is a lot of opportunity for upward mobility. Female/male equality.

    Cons

    Pretty expensive benefits and takes a while to get reimbursed for expense reports. (Or offer gas cards for employees instead of tracking with an expense report).

    Advice to Management

    Work on making health benefits less expensive. They're nearly double what I paid previously.


  10. "On the Outside"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The branches are all teams - they are family-like and work together well. You can go anywhere you want to if you show interest.

    Cons

    Accounting, cross-training, and technology need to improve. The constant changes in the accounting team and the 'it's the software, not us" mentality have to stop.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting bad accounting software and people that are not actual accountants handle your money. We keep losing good employees because they jump ship to save their reputations in this industry.


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