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Suffolk Construction Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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Suffolk Construction Chairman & CEO John F. Fish
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  • Tough work - life balance but getting better (in 6 reviews)

  • Company growth is awesome and promising, but can make for long hours if you don't plan properly (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Changing the way you think about building. "Build Smart" and they mean it."

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

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

    Pros

    Suffolk is transforming they way they do business in a good way. The culture on the west coast is phenomenal. They truly take to heart the "Build Smart" mentality. They have great people at the top leading the company and are working diligently every day to fill key roles in middle management with the right people with the right attitude.

    Cons

    None so far. Overall I can say Suffolk feels different than any company I have ever worked for they care about their people and they are on a mission to prove it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing your lower ranks you need them for the company to grow and be successful. Keep up the good work Suffolk on the west coast is a amazing place to work.


  2. "90 Day Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The boarding process was very easy and was done online prior to the first day. The first day, the introduction was done and all the tools that we need to do our job was given on the first day. I enjoy working with my team on a day-to-day basis.

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    I'm extremely impressed with this company. The goals setting is something I'm really impressed with and hope to thrive under.


  3. "Great Place to Start a Career"

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

    Pros

    Focused on continuous improvement.
    Heavily invested in their employees.
    Great benefits, including employee events..
    Lots of learning opportunities.
    Many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours, must be ready to work long days.
    Uncertainty in future assignments for lower tier employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about future assignments for lower tier employees.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Amazing treatment during the whole interviewing phase. My first day I felt really good about my decision. Ever since everyone has been so friendly and I am already learning so much. Challenging and I can already see my career growing.

    Cons

    none, so far everything has just been really good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not the Suffolk of old!"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits, strong team building and practices on most sites. Better than average work/life balance. Senior Management is engaged in all aspects of daily operations.

    Cons

    Only as strong as your project team and what they believe is necessary...puts the team in some tough predicaments that should never occur.

    Advice to Management

    This is not the Suffolk of 20 years ago! Keep up with the team building and IIF philosophy, it's making a huge difference.


  7. "MICROMANAGMENT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suffolk Construction (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company gives you a significant amount of time off, but they don't like if you take that time.

    Cons

    micromanaging
    Terrible attitude.
    Long hours
    ridiculous expectations.
    Your opinion doesn't matter
    You get fired if you don't agree with management
    Its the boston way or your fired


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Suffolk Construction (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -Great work/life balance
    -Great Pay
    -Great Projects

    Cons

    Honest I can't find any cons to put here. Hopefully Suffolk will pick up more exciting projects on the West Coat, which I'm sure they will do.

    Advice to Management

    The training program for new hires should be more comprehensive and detailed. It would help them integrate with the team much faster


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Safety Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Safety Manager/Regional Safety Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Safety Manager/Regional Safety Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company provides competitive Salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Constantly changing philosophies and leadership.


  10. "Assistant Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok choice for the first job but not a good choice for whole career.
    Not much work for the weekends.

    Cons

    Upper management does not trust the employees to make good decisions.
    People with a lot of talent are either moving on or getting ready to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management shouldn't be blaming lower levels to cover their bases.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None to mention here right now

    Advice to Management

    None



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