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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Turner Construction President and CEO Peter J. Davoren
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  • Maintaining a work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Need to put in long hours to satisfy clients (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the place. Great environment to work in and neoprene you see the good in the company. Awesome summer job.

    Cons

    Cold weather. When it rains wet feet but hey it’s any company like that. We just have to survive. Takes a while to get a pay raise.?

    Advice to Management

    Great workers are in front of you just look


  2. "Great company, wonderful community involvement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, understanding, encouraging, wonderful co-workers

    Cons

    Didn't allow for much growth based on experience versus education

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying attention to the "little people"

  3. "Unfortunate Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Depends on your business unit, the Chicago one unfortunately has a poor culture.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, lack of opportunity despite ambition, poor work life balance, upper management is oblivious to their lack of influence in the industry and poor reputation which is sad

    Advice to Management

    Lose the "top down" mentality, it doesn't matter how long you've been with the company, you hire smart people to work with you as a team, not give them menial tasks to do, lose the gossip (it's not becoming),


  4. "Field engineering"

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    I have no cons to say


  5. "It's a Shark Tank"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Controller in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Document Controller in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and parties.

    Cons

    Work environment is a shark tank. Crazy hours.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get greedy!


  6. "An amazing company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is treated like family. The staff is amazing. There is most definitely work life balance here.

    Cons

    None. It's a great place to work and everyone is given a fair chance. I highly recommend this company.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep up the great work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly a rewarding experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turner Construction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Promotion opportunities are highly possible if you are a driven, hard worker who seeks knowledge and challenging roles as a strong team player (as opposed to being just a participant).
    Benefit package is excellent.
    Bonuses are awarded if you work hard, beyond your scope of work.
    Milestone years of service generously rewarded.
    It's competitive, so if you want to win be both a team player and leader.

    Cons

    Changes in management can be sudden and extreme.
    Culture often invasive; personal life is a competition.
    Long hours at times. Almost impossible to keep up when the workload increases. When you figure how to juggle, more balls are tossed your way. Having nothing to do is worse.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play as a leader, BE A LEADER.
    Search and nurture talent within your subordinates.
    Remember that person you were on your first day of work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Proud to Work for Turner!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Administrator in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Procurement Administrator in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Turner Construction has been positive and motivating experience . Since my time working for Turner, I've learned that this is a company that focuses on my career growth within the organization. Turner has a process where management takes the time to learn my goals, and create a map for my success. This makes feel confident in the work that I do for them. The other aspects I enjoy, is that Turner is a company that likes to have their employees involved, by creating committees to join, and also plan social events to attend. I appreciate the time Turner takes to make sure their staff has a chance to bond and network outside of the office. I'm personally apart of two of committees. One is The Women in Construction Group, and the other is the Future Leaders Group. Both of these committees have provided me with the necessary tools to help me grow with my personal development. I am proud to work for a Construction Company that I believe is the leader in providing a great work experience and also being a company that strives on growing and improving as a whole.

    Cons

    I personally don't have any cons working for Turner, but if there were to be any issues, I will have a chance to express myself within their annual review they provide to express my work experience. From there I believe they take the time to improve any problem that has been presented to them.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to Management is to continue their efforts making sure Turner is the best place to work, and continue their efforts in support their staff to grow to their fullest potential.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting Projects, Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not enough female leadership or desire to be innovative


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Career Focused Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Turner is an excellent company in which to spend your career. After working for Turner Main for 10 year building large projects, I returned after a stint with another company to work with our Special Projects division. I could not be happier with the work ethics and dedication of my team and the greater resources within my office, both local and nationwide. With a great balance of work hard / play hard, community involvement and career development opportunities, Turner works hard to develop an employee for life.

    Cons

    The break room needs more snacks?


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