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Suffolk Construction CEO John F. Fish
John F. Fish
91 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is poor, but is to be expected given the amount of work and commitments to ownership(in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours, but understandable when you are in this industry(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Suffolk Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people

    Cons

    Early hours and loud work noises

  2. Great Summer JOb

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      Former Employee - Waitress 

      I worked at Suffolk Construction part-time

      Pros

      good hours, good pay, learn a lot

      Cons

      schedule can be unpredictable but enjoyable place

    • Hard work pays off

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Suffolk Construction full-time

      Pros

      Hard work does not go un noticed . Always an opportunity for more

      Cons

      Long hours, weekend work, not enough vacation

    • Helpful (1)

      Nice place to work - depend on department

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        Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Boston, MA

        I have been working at Suffolk Construction full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Good work-life balance competitive pay/benefits Growing company

        Cons

        Too many silos Management can be very secretive in some department Intra-team competition hinders effective team work

      • Helpful (3)

        Executive Committee in disarray

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Suffolk Construction for more than 6 years

        Pros

        The company is not afraid to overpay employee's to keep them from leaving.

        Cons

        The company hires and fires at the executive level almost monthly. The only tenured EC staff members are incompetent and buffer the CEO from what is really happening in the company. If you try to get advice to the CEO and are discovered by the EC, you will be fired. Over 150 executive level employee's have been walked out over the last ten years.

        Advice to Management

        John (CEO), don't be fooled by the EC that surrounds you. They are in it for themselves.

      • Project Engineer

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Suffolk Construction full-time

        Pros

        Great company culture and atmosphere

        Cons

        There are no cons to Suffolk.

        Advice to Management

        Keep being awesome.

      • Project Engineer, Two Years of Experience

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        Current Employee - Project Engineer in Boston, MA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Suffolk Construction full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Suffolk is one of the premier general contractors in the city of Boston. Working with Suffolk provides individuals with the opportunity to work on very high profile projects.

        Cons

        Work life balance is poor, but is to be expected given the amount of work and commitments to ownership.

        Advice to Management

        Continued emphasis on reverse mentorship, one of the best components for the company when emphasized and not ignored.

      • Helpful (4)

        bad culture

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Suffolk Construction full-time

          Pros

          none I can think of. some cool people

          Cons

          overworked. unrealistic expectations. ton of pressure. benefits you cant use because too much work. too much to write here

          Advice to Management

          be better. only want results. don't care about you.

        • Helpful (1)

          I have had positive and negative experiences with management. I think the NYC is still navigating it’s growing pains.

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          Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Suffolk Construction full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Salary, benefits, good people, organized and structured. I think Suffolk is really striving to be different from other companies through it’s current growing pains by taking it’s employees career interests seriously. The culture encourages employees to take safety training and company training courses in estimating, budgeting, cost control, etc. which is a positive.

          Cons

          Quiet office environment, online training requirements being forced on employees

          Advice to Management

          I think they could seriously work on the culture in the NYC office. There still seems to be a divide between the Boston people and the NY people. The main office dynamic is also very awkward. It’s wide open office space and you don’t hear or see coworkers openly talking to each other. There is a sense that upper management is always watching your every move so people don’t tend to try and connect in the office. And don’t...

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        • Helpful (3)

          Limited career growth

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Suffolk Construction full-time

          Pros

          Fun culture, busy, a lot of useful technology, very innovative

          Cons

          There is limited career growth opportunities although they will say otherwise. It's very political, if you know the "right people" or have connections, you can do great. If you do not, there is no use for you on certain teams. The managers are too busy and micromanaged, they cannot spend time getting to know their lower level employees or mentor when needed. Too many different directions happening at once.

          Advice to Management

          Slow down and listen to your employees.

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