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Sciame Construction Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sciame Construction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with great opportunities to learn and grow in your field.

    Accessibility to Senior Management. On more then one occasion I have personally been helped by the Executive team.

    Cons

    I work for a small dept., that being said, it is very hard to move up an or get promoted.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sciame Construction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment with opportunities to work on high profile, complex and exciting projects.

    The people of Sciame are passionate, hardworking and knowledgeable. With easy access to senior management and executives, you can easily reach out with any questions or concerns. There is opportunity for growth for those who desire it and work hard. The Executives and Senior Management want everyone to succeed, if you don't feel recognized, it's time to speak up. They will listen and will work with you.

    Salary is competitive and benefits are generous. I am a part of the Benefits Committee and we are always looking to add new benefits that would better enhance the lives of employees. Recently Sciame added back-up child & dependent care through Bright Horizons, Employee Assistance Program and Medical / Dependent Care FSAs. Sciame even created a beautiful & private, Brand New Nursing Room for nursing mothers who return to work.

    After a medical scare in the office, Sciame began offering company-wide CPR / FIRST AID training to all. Just another example of how Sciame prioritizes the safety, health & wellness of all its employees.

    Cons

    Long hours required at times to get the job done.


  3. "Top Notch Firm with a work hard, play hard mentality"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Responsibility and Growth Prospects (you are given every opportunity to take on additional responsibility and upward mobility is merit based)

    Accessibility to Senior Management (All executives have an open door policy and people are genuinely happy to offer guidance and answer questions)

    Exposure to Clients (I've had the chance to meet with renowned architects, developers and owners in the 5+ years that I've been with Sciame)

    Salary and Benefits (competitive salary packages with comprehensive benefits)

    Education / Learning (ability to see a project through from inception to completion)

    Offices and Technology (the offices are impressive and no expenses are spared on having cutting edge technology)

    Cons

    High performance expectations - that being said, the company isn't big on "facetime", so you're not expected to stay late unless something needs to be done.


  4. "Assistant Vice President of Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President of Finance/Controller in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President of Finance/Controller in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sciame Construction (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary commessurate with experience level

    Cons

    Hours can be excessive sometimes


  5. "Assistant Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in West Lawn, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in West Lawn, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sciame Construction (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Environment to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Tight Work Schedule, leaves little time for any other activities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard...24/7"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Unique and challenging projects with lots of responsibility. This is a very hard working company top to bottom.

    Cons

    Uncontrolled growth, lack of experience, out of touch leadership. Under staffing and lack of experience lead to excessive workloads for all employees.


  7. "private"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albrightsville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albrightsville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Great pay

    Cons

    Was told my best wasnt enough
    Was told trying wasnt enough

    Advice to Management

    Not an option.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work left unnoticed by my OWN team of only 4 people ... very sad!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great projects, small teams, learn a lot, nice office, good people. fast paced environment that pushes you to the limits.

    Cons

    People are so driven that they will step on you easily to have their way ... management doesn't foster team even tho that is the company mission... very sad

    Advice to Management

    Don't make promises you don't keep
    Foster team building
    Don't be selfish pigs


  9. "Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere around very nice office

    Cons

    Relatively low pay for entry employees


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Under-Paid, Over-Worked, Incredibly Sexist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sciame Construction full-time

    Pros

    Some nice co-workers, real opportunity to get your hands dirty, opportunity to grow if you know what you're doing.

    Cons

    Incredibly sexist. Think this is the case in most project management firms and GC firms (which sciame is both) but a culture of drunkenness and sexual harassment in addition to the culture of crazy amounts of work. 70 hour weeks are the norm. Women are paid less and promoted slowly. Little to no training so a sink or swim situation. Be prepared to feel stupid, underutilized, and unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on the stated above.


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