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Swinerton Builders Reviews

Updated February 5, 2019
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  • "work life balance sometimes suffers" (in 11 reviews)

  • "long hours, not much training provided, could get forgotten by upper management" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Carpenter Apprentice
    Current Employee - Carpenter Apprentice

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time

    Pros

    Covers cost of classes for apprenticeship program.

    Cons

    No complaints during my employment.


  2. "Growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Bellevue, WA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Like alot of commercial builders there is currently plenty of opportunity to join a growing, fast paced company.

    Cons

    Due to recent growth the company can overwork its management. Slow to reconcile internal issues. Just too busy

    Advice to Management

    Be impeccable with your word.

  3. "Nonexistent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment. Large company.

    Cons

    Not much cons. Longer hours.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Unethical Hawaii management"

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    Former Employee - APM in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - APM in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good training and growth potential if you play their game.

    Cons

    Main management team in Hawaii has unethical relationships and advantages given to favored employees and within management. Management is involved with other workers and favors are given from that. If you want to complain, even who you would think you would go to is the worst of the bunch. She gives favors to young attractive employees and has questionable relationships with other SB managers. You have to be careful what’s said and keep your issues to yourself. Most of the supers and white collar staff know what’s going on and feel it’s part of the business, but it’s not right.

    Advice to Management

    Main corporate side should take a serious look at how Hawaii’s management level deals with relationships both within and outside the company. It is affecting morale and has caused others to look at Hawaii management as not very ethical.

    Swinerton Builders Response

    Jan 28, 2019 – HR Administrator

    We appreciate your feedback and are looking into this matter.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Feels totally different working for Swinerton Inc. and Builders"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time

    Pros

    Bonuses, Profit Sharing, Benefits, Stable company

    Cons

    Swinerton Inc. - Things move really slow, Management does not listen to younger employees, A lot of politics, No opportunity for growth, Pay is on the lower side


  6. "Division HR Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time

    Pros

    Local Division Managers were very supportive.
    HR Field team worked very well together.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for field HR.
    Lack of communication between Corp HR and field.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid capable management. Employee owned. Great people to work with. Strong company culture

    Cons

    Work / Life balance can be challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

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    "Administracion"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Treat you well at first like family

    Cons

    No room to growth. They Only hire if you know someone. No training. Layoff are every 5-7 years


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swinerton Builders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; Employee-owned; Well-managed; Amazing people

    Cons

    No flexibility with work schedule/hours; "Stuck" in traditional ways of doing business


  10. "Project Engineer Intern"

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

    I have been working at Swinerton Builders part-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Long hours can take a toll on people.