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Sellen Construction Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Solid place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company really is striving to be the best builder in the industry. To do this, they are investing in their employees and trying to give them the resources they need to succeed.this includes new technologies, improved communication, revamped organizational mission/goals, a stronger HR department, and more transparency. Plus, we work on some of the most interesting projects in the area, possibly the US. Team is comprised of a talented people, great to work with. Work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    Because of the improvements the company is trying to implement, nothing is standardized. Yet. It seems like different jobs sites are doing different things. But this could also be a good thing.


  2. "Amazing place to work or start your career with. You are sure to learn absolutely right way of construction."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are extremely supportive and friendly, job growth is excellent and sellen takes lot of challenging project and each project is a new challenge where you get to learn new methods of construction, new technologies and more.

    Cons

    Base Salary is little less compared to other construction companies. Paid time off is only 2 weeks annual which includes sick leave.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent job

    Sellen Construction Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – HR Director

    Our people are truly great and we recognize that too! We offer a competitive total compensation package with paid time off for new graduates of 16 days a year (2 weeks vacation + 6 days for whatever ... More


  3. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sellen Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great training, amazing people to work with, provided great training.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


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  5. "carpenter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    really good work and lots of great support

    Cons

    Can not think of any negatives

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work management


  6. "good experience"

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

    Pros

    very tight knit group treat you as family, very professional

    Cons

    by being a family based company sometimes a under achieving family member will stay employed


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat their employees well. Yes you work hard but they foster a really positive and happy work environment so it is enjoyable to come to work. Yes, some days are certainly better than others. Female Engineers are being promoted. They have had some additions in management for the better including a female Director of HR.

    Cons

    Maybe office politics. BUT in any company there is office politics. Everyone has an opinion. It is a far more collaborative environment than not.

    Advice to Management

    I really appreciate that they ask for feedback and actually act on that feed back to keep improving the company.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sellen Construction full-time

    Pros

    The people are the best part of this company. They care about work-life balance and growing their people. Huge community philanthropic presence.

    Cons

    They do not always follow through on promises to employees. They are doing better about promoting women.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Jump from the chance to work for this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sellen Construction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not much to say... was a lot of hype that reality showed was just that - hype. Not much substance to this company. I hear it used to be different, but little chance that it will ever return to the Glory Days.

    Cons

    Where to start - After incredible hopes for a successful transition, the reality of broken trust set in. Not sure how the company is able to maintain relationships when the reality is so bleak.

    Advice to Management

    Office politics is revolting, a company that says one thing then does another is unacceptable.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Exciting projects, great leadership and a solid future."

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

    I have been working at Sellen Construction full-time

    Pros

    Sellen works with the area's most exciting clients to build iconic spaces. As the largest GC around, there is a still a great small company feel. That means each person is given the autonomy to do what's best for the company, project and client. No red tape.

    Another benefit is the location. The office is in the center of it all in South Lake Union. I don't think there is anywhere else in the county I would rather be everyday.

    Benefits are also above industry standard. I've worked for another GC and know what's out there, Sellen is tops.

    Cons

    Not much to share here. It's a place to challenge and be challenged, so critical thinking is a must. It's probably not the best place for someone is just looking for a paycheck.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "A company built on integrity""

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

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

    Pros

    -Pride in the awesome, high quality projects we build.
    -Working for a company of top-notch professionals.
    -Managment team truly cares about the health and well-being of the company and it's employees now and into the future.

    Cons

    -Sellen has high expectations of it's people and not everyone is going to succeed here.
    -Sellen is a big company with a small company management structure. It works for some but not all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the best decisions you can for the long term health of this company.



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