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Shimmick Construction Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Great Work & Great People"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very interesting projects
    - Great employees
    - Good pay for an Intern
    - High potential for full-time offer if you perform well

    Cons

    - Locations will change based on specific jobs so you may have a very long commute
    - If there are impending deadlines, you will be expected to work longer hours. This goes with the entire construction industry

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the good work. The projects are great and the work culture is a perfect balance of work and play


  2. "One of the Best Companies you may not have heard of!"

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

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

    Pros

    It would be hard to find a place where employees have an opportunity to be given more responsibility, an ability to be involved in contributing and making decisions, and grow their careers faster than Shimmick Construction. Have worked for Shimmick almost 10 years and have seen amazing growth in especially younger employees who are now running major projects/multiple projects.

    A medium-sized company that builds amazing, high profile infrastructure projects that are built to last generations.

    Commitment to safety

    One of the best total compensation packages in the heavy engineering industry

    Cons

    Anyone looking at heavy engineering/construction career should understand that there are long hours at times (not a con/a reality of the work). That said, the work is substantive and the days go quickly.

    It takes time to strike the right work/life balance though this is a true work hard/play hard culture

    Advice to Management

    Management can always do a better job communicating though has made improvements over past few years.

    Hopefully we maintain our path of strategic growth and the great family-feel we still have.


  3. "Document Control Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control Clerk in Elverta, CA
    Former Employee - Document Control Clerk in Elverta, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shimmick Construction (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderfu company to work for, Nice people and nice all around place.

    Cons

    For me , there were no cons on Shimmick

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. "Current Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Talented people, fun atmosphere, potential for growth. That's all I have, I writing this to meet the 20 word minimum.

    Cons

    Competitive pay but could be improved. It seems like some of the compensation is given up in exchange for a smaller company where you are a person and not a number. Regardless, I know I could make more elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take the company public. It will ruin the culture that make Shimmick unique. That's all I have, I writing this to meet the 20 word minimum.


  6. "Lacks Decent Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big responsibilities from the get go
    Great base pay for kids out of college
    Staff is friendly
    Projects are diverse and open

    Cons

    True lack of leadership in upper management
    Pay structure not formed around experience or profit
    65+ Hour work weeks are the normal

    Advice to Management

    Fix your tracking system and provide some clarity to your employees


  7. "Tricked And Used"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will gain some good field experience

    Cons

    No respect, no career development, and no clear future as the company is not very stable.
    Poor work conditions.
    You will be micromanaged!!!


  8. "Construction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shimmick Construction full-time

    Pros

    Young engineers. Lots of opportunity and great place to gain experience.

    Cons

    Long hours. Relocation every few years as chase jobs.


  9. "good union job"

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

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

    Pros

    good pay, pretty cool and understanding management.. the took safety seriously to try to prevent injuries.. but not as over the top as some other places.

    Cons

    most of the cons were non specific to the company such as who you had to work with.. .only thing i could really say is sometimes the engineers and the people doing the constructing were not on the same page

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what youre doing.. i really enjoyed my time working there.. maybe relax with the sugar water.. haha


  10. "great job opps"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer in Lakeside, CA
    Former Employee - Laborer in Lakeside, CA

    I worked at Shimmick Construction full-time

    Pros

    large co with growth opportunities

    Cons

    heavy physical labor. lots of concrete


  11. "Engineering Intern"

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

    Pros

    The company executives all the way down to the field engineers are all very enthusiastic, and know how to keep the employees happy.

    Cons

    My project didn't allow me to apply much engineering background.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more responsibilities for the interns.



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