The Walsh Group Reviews | Glassdoor

The Walsh Group Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
131 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
The Walsh Group Chairman and CEO Matthew M. Walsh
Matthew M. Walsh
64 Ratings

131 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • The work was the perfect amount of challenge and ease and I learned a lot during my internship (in 6 reviews)

  • Great company with lots of helpful people (in 8 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Excellent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    I have been working at The Walsh Group full-time

    Pros

    They go above and beyond to make sure you have a real career

    Cons

    None, this is a great company.


  2. "Environmental Health and Safety Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Walsh Group full-time

    Pros

    They hire freshly graduated individuals and gives them their first experience with the construction world.

    Cons

    Safety protocal/procedures are not up to speed with what other companies are doing. It appears they are very old school still.

  3. "A Company that Cares"

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

    I have been working at The Walsh Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I spent my college years doing co-op with the company. Through their benefits, offers, and willing to help me out they show that they care about keeping me as an employee. Everyone I work with is friendly and even though the company is huge, it still feels like a family business.

    Cons

    Depends on the project and your manager. Can vary widely. I work 50+ hours a week and it gets pretty stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Old construction mentality is fading, acknowledge that and change with it if you need to.


  4. "Project Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Walsh Group full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities / Advancement opportunities / Friendly Coworkers

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough and you need to be a self-starter


  5. "Probably better than where you work right now"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Walsh Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They do all their best to keep their employees, they have big projects, you will learn a lot, you will be exposed to the newest technologies in the industry.

    Cons

    Not everything is perfect everywhere...But it is well better there than a lot of places.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Work Environment for Minorities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Walsh Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of diverse projects, and opportunities to learn. Because the company is so big, there is always work and you will always be busy

    Cons

    You'll have no chance of a promotion or any forward movement if you are not a white male. Very condensing attitude towards minorities and women. They claim to be inclusive, but management have created a toxic work environment for all minorities. Extreme nepotism - if you're not related to anyone in management, or have the last name "Walsh", you will be overlooked and they will take your place.

    No clear direction or management. Office pretty much runs itself. VPs are in constant competition, so relocation is the same as quitting. If you take a job at another region within the company, you will be fired for disloyalty. The story is known by everyone.

    Employees are replaceable. A VP literally screamed at everyone on a national conference call saying that half of the employees in the room could be fired, and the company would still be profitable. Never feel safe or secure in your job unless you are related to someone higher up.

    Advice to Management

    Weekly meetings are not the appropriate setting for racist remarks, jokes about domestic violence, and politics. Start rewarding employees on merit and effort rather than their relationship with the Walsh family.


  7. "Archer Western"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Laborer in Essex, MD
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Laborer in Essex, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Walsh Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People, scale pay(only govt. Jobs), weekly pay, safety was as good as I've seen personally.

    Cons

    Confusion, Tool management, top level project management.

    Advice to Management

    Not alot, I loved my safety guy Juan! Listen to the foreman as they are in the field where the work is being done.

  8. "APM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - APM in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - APM in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Walsh Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Walsh is great. I have no work-life balance complaint like the others on here. I worked for another employer for 7.5 years and Walsh was a drastic improvement.

    Cons

    When newly hired, Not given a lot of training or direction. Picked up responsibilities but later realized a heavier need was elsewhere and was criticized for troubling to meet expectations.


  9. "Walsh Review"

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

    I have been working at The Walsh Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with core values that are embedded to their employees. Very happy to be here and to be apart of an outstanding organization.

    Cons

    Possibly some unhealthy growth in selected areas of North America can dilute the outstanding core values that have taken time to establish.

    Advice to Management

    Look outside your areas to find strength, and share your strengths with outside areas.


  10. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foreman in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Foreman in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Walsh Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance is awesome, quarterly gifts are great

    Cons

    SOME supervisors who are college educated, don't care to listen to the advice of someone with 20 years experience.

    Advice to Management

    A little more help to jobs that were under bid and dealing with inspectors that are ridiculously dumb. (NRCS)


Showing 131 of 169 reviews
Reset Filters