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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Compared to other jobs my friends got out of college, this one is by far the best in terms of work life balance as well as work environment" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits, Great Culture, Great Team, Great Location" (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "At times work/life balance can be hard to maintain" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Long hours and can get stressful" (in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Field engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Lots of projects so you learn a lot

    Cons

    Hard to advance in the company


  2. "Right People, Right Culture"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company does a tremendous job of finding the right people. I've been fortunate to work with and interact with amazing people across the country. I am consistently impressed by the quality of character, passion, talent, and humility Turner employees possess. They've established an impressive culture at the company and it continues to improve each year.

    Cons

    Like most large organizations, sharing/accessing information across the company is a challenge and sometimes new initiatives are slow to develop.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the public facing website, it is not reflective of the quality of the services this company provides.

  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits cover a lot.

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be better.


  4. "Small Company Feel with Typical Large Company Flaws"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of movement opportunities, management cares about employee growth, multiple learning/training avenues

    Cons

    Leadership pushes for too much innovation which creates deviation from standards. With the company as large as it is this creates multiples of almost any type of template with small little differences which makes it difficult to determine which is the best option to use.


  5. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits get along

    Cons

    Long hours , short term work


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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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

    The depth and breadth of expertise within the company is astounding, and is surprisingly easy to access. If there is anything you need to learn about in the construction industry, Turner employs the nation’s leading experts in pretty much everything.

    Cons

    1. Career paths outside of Construction Operations have a low ceiling - only people who have come up through the engineering path can reach executive level positions. There is a general lack of respect for employees who are not in Ops.
    2. Attitudes about general work practices are solidly old-school, especially for the minority of staff who work in the office full time. No flexibility about hours, working off-site, dress code, etc. None of it’s a real hardship, but it doesn’t quite feel like we’re a progressive industry leader in that respect.

    Advice to Management

    Working for Turner is like getting into Harvard - it’s the best of the best. Give employees a little credit and a little leeway, and nobody will disappoint.

    Consider the possibility that a civil engineering degree is not the only viable path to leadership roles.


  7. "Hold on"

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace and challenging

    Cons

    Not much time for career development

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    "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work with extremely bright people
    -Compensation is solid

    Cons

    -Constantly pushes innovation and lean but hardly follow any of these practices. How lean is it to suggest in-person meetings that are 3-4 hours one way for an hour meeting.
    -Work-Life Balance is terrible
    -No casual attire. Why would you ever need a collared shirt on the field or the offices...
    -Performance review rarely ever accurate. An instance I experienced was when there was someone that had said one thing or another and manager didn't bother understanding the actual events.


  9. "Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    A lot of busy work and not much learning


  10. "Project Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Project Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company and have a lot of Projects

    Cons

    Promotion just for certain employee who have connection

    Advice to Management

    Be fair with the promotion and raise