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Tarlton Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  1. "Great Workplace!"

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, collaborative culture, accessible execs.

    Cons

    Sometimes a more conservative environment, but overall diversity is always valued.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good team"

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    Current Employee - Union Carpenter
    Current Employee - Union Carpenter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work, good leadership and mentorship

    Cons

    Laid off from time to time

  3. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Family that owns it are incredibly nice people, and treat their employees very well. Ethical and well known contractor that has good reputation among the subcontracting community.

    Cons

    It appears that the owner's influence on the culture of the company is being overtaken by certain upper management individuals (not family) who are imparting attitudes and practices that reflect competitors they have (who are not necessarily well liked by the subcontracting community much).

    Advice to Management

    Owners should get more heavily involved in the day to day operations of the company to make sure their values and beliefs are being kept up within the firm and the construction community.


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    "Minor League Contractor"

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

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

    Pros

    The office is a nice facility. The upper level executives are rock solid, albeit a bit detached from the chaos that is the day-to-day operation of the company. You can be a project manager at a VERY early age in this company, deservedly or not.

    Cons

    The company operates like (25) 3-person teams, not (1) 75-person organization. There isn't any teamwork, it's all a contest to see who can get promoted and "run work". Very heavy on management, very, very light on leadership. High turnover rate, which says a lot. Crazy conservative approach to bidding work, so you won't find Tarlton winning a lot of big time, marquee jobs. Not interested in getting better, just interested in doing things the same way they were done 75 years ago.


  5. "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people are truly excellent, from the lowest level all the way to executives.

    Cons

    Yard facility is a scam. a way to reduce profits on jobs and funnel the money to the "yard" company, then beat on you for not making enough profit on your job.


  6. "Employment at Tarlton"

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

    I have been working at Tarlton full-time

    Pros

    Family environment that invests heavily in the future of their employees. The company specializes in General Contracting and Construction Management

    Cons

    Weak leadership and very little consequence. This has created an environment in which workers are allowed to fail openly often


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    "Great Experience-Nice People"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Family atmosphere because it is owned by a third generation family
    2. Not into placing blame on people, but focusing on solutions
    3. Generous with profit sharing, and maternity leaves, and health leave. I was out for three months due to a health issue, and they paid me during that time period when by law they certainly did not need to
    4. Travel is light for a construction company
    5. They hire quality, high character employees who mesh well together

    Cons

    1. The pay scale is not the highest, but I think the benefits of working here far outweigh the pay issue
    2. We may be growing too fast but time will tell
    3. There are a lot of senior people who are not retiring or leaving soon, so advancement is an issue sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Keep being yourselves, and do not adopt a "corporate" mentality as we grow. This turns off employees here, and our subcontractors.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Family friendly construction company"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends

    Pros

    The executives give respect to all levels of employees from managers to laborers.
    The company culture is to treat subcontractors and vendors as they would clients.
    The offices are really nice.

    Cons

    I felt there was favoritism in hiring and promotions.
    There was an anti academic attitude within the company.
    There is no formal training program for young people.
    The pay was below average and the bonuses even worse.