The Walsh Group Reviews | Glassdoor

The Walsh Group Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
177 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
The Walsh Group Chairman and CEO Matthew M. Walsh
Matthew M. Walsh
82 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Able to learn a lot in short term" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great company to work for if you are looking to get into project management" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance was only something that I learned about after I left this company" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Work really long hours and sometimes don't get compensated for extra work" (in 21 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Advance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training & Learning experience

    Cons

    Have to stay healthy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run Dont walk away from this company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Walsh Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are exposed to a lot of different jobs

    Cons

    Get ready to work 70 hour weeks

    Advice to Management

    Promote people that deserve it not friends of familly

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Depends on job site"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is amazing, The Walsh Group as a whole is a very well-run company

    Cons

    I was on a not-so-pleasant job site where management was very poorly organzied


  4. "Positive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Goofy characters, work is easy

    Cons

    dirty floors and very little room to grow


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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

    I worked at The Walsh Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good training, family oriented and good people.

    Cons

    Very large company, will have to travel a lot.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Coworkers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great projects, wonderful coworkers, good benefits, friendly field staff. Most Walsh jobs have amazing superintendents stick to one like glue and learn. The project staff talent makes up the terrible main office staff.

    Cons

    Behind the times with technology and approach to Construction. Empty promises about promotions. Constant carrot and a stick game with the VPs. Bonus is tied to the project close out, which could be years and that’s if the project makes money. VPs can decide to make zero profit to “get foot in the door” places. Your bonus is tied to the profit of the project and the VPs don’t care because theirs is tried to many projects.

    Advice to Management

    If your going to let the VP be the one who decides promotions then that’s who needs to do the employee reviews. The VPs are also never onsite. How can you decide a promotion when you only see the person work maybe once a month??? Actually trust the people you employ and let them decide promotions. You rub people the wrong way other wise and they start looking around. You’re not the only good company out there. I expected to be at the company for a long time until the false promises made me start looking.


  7. "Good Place to Learn"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Walsh Group full-time

    Pros

    Quick Learning Complex projects good team enviroment

    Cons

    Pay is low for the hours

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Time at Walsh"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Walsh Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I spent 4.5 years with Walsh right out of college. Really great company to work for. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from top down. Work environment could sometimes be negative/unorganized which stemmed from a lack of leadership presence

    Advice to Management

    I saw a lot of changes and turnover in 4+ years. It certainly can discourage employees and create doubt within the company


  9. "One of the best opportunities I've ever had"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Walsh Group full-time

    Pros

    Great Company and good pay. Work hard, listen and ask questions, and gain experience

    Cons

    I would have to say the travel was inconvenient but was still worth the rewards gained

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing


  10. "Project Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Management. Pool Vehicles for PEs. Good working environment. Interesting Projects.

    Cons

    Pointless Meetings. Distributed work-flow (non-specialty). Organization chart has questionable utility.

    Advice to Management

    I've encountered many PEs who have not properly demonstrated a working knowledge of plan-sets. Reward those who are competent, instead of letting them do all the work.