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Suffolk Construction Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Tough work - life balance but getting better (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours, expected to be working by 8am (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment, tremendous growth, forward thinking

    Cons

    No chicago or Seattle office

    Advice to Management

    Open a Chicago office


  2. "SPM"

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    Current Employee - Senior Construction Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great corporate vision, culture and support to regional offices

    Cons

    Corporate culture and vision are not carried down to regional offices

  3. "Assistant Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suffolk Construction full-time

    Pros

    Motivated and experienced people, good culture, well-known throughout the city of Boston.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, heavily reduced back-log, below average salaries within the industry, bonuses that never pay out.

    Advice to Management

    Go after more medium-sized projects and stop focusing on the big ones - you have plenty of young PM's ready to run their own projects but no opportunities to do so. Provide annual bonuses based on individual/company goals & growth - Suffolk isn't paying above-average salaries like they used to ...


  4. "Excellent company to grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant 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

    Strong company culture with opportunities to grow professionally and personally. Excellent leadership throughout the company.

    Cons

    At this point in my career I do not have anything negative to say. Very happy growing my career with the Suffolk team.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower the young employees to step up and take leadership roles.


  5. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suffolk Construction full-time

    Pros

    The people make this company! Supportive and a pleasure to come to work.

    Cons

    Yes, got to work hard.


  6. "Great company with better people"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great group of people
    - Always pushing themselves to transform the construction industry
    - Rewarding compensation and benefits, including intramural sports, parties, outings, etc.

    Cons

    - Growing at a break-neck pace and changing initiatives can lead to some growing pains (e.g. management turnover)
    - Little tolerance for working remotely

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Overall great place!"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suffolk Construction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very focused on technology and how to use it in the field. Great benefits, good pay, and generally care about the employees. Privately held company with a very passionate owner.

    Cons

    Consistently short-staff their jobs and always have razor-thin budgets. Recently initiated a bonus program, but it's unreliable at best. Micro-management of projects via quarterly compliance assessments.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the emphasis on the assessments (they are slowly changing for the better). Reward your employees that sacrifice family and free time for the sake of the jobs by solidifying the bonus program.

  8. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for all employees.

    Cons

    Some management is too wrapped up in work that they don't take the work/life balance into account


  9. "Best Company EVER!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, people are super friendly and professional, impressive company culture. They do train you to do the work, the way they do it (not just feed you to the wolf). Great growth opportunity, forward thinking and innovative company, pretty amazing projects. One of the best atmospheres I've ever experienced.

    Cons

    none as of now that I can think of


  10. "Reactive and not Responsive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suffolk Construction full-time

    Pros

    Regarding the Los Angeles office, it has great energy, fast paced, respectful and talented staff, strong work ethics, nice office environment, and good work and life balance. Proactive training opportunities.

    Cons

    It's run like a start-up, consistent changing personnel, changing plans of attack, disengaged and reactive management style, lack transparency, planning, and communications. New teams and young staff. Overpowering East Coast company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Establish an open and transparent communication with all staff. Accept the fact that the West Region still needs time and resources to grow. Empower and trust West Region management team.


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