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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  • Can encourage a work life balance more (in 28 reviews)

  • so working for this company you are expected to put in long hours (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "High-quality team"

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

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

    Pros

    Turner only hires the best and I loved all my colleagues. Additionally The company is willing to invest in its people and give you all kinds of training. Lots of volunteer opportunities to meet new people and give back to the community.

    Cons

    Turner Construction's main resource is its people and their experience. They move their resources around fairly often to meet various construction project requirements.

    This is arguably a good thing too, as it gives varied experiences, but sometimes it's tough to be moved around for some people.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep your employees in the loop about your plans for them and coordinate with the plans they have for themselves.


  2. "Getting Smaller"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    Don't care much about employees, getting smaller


  3. "Field Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, great benefits, and nice perks.
    Additionally as a field engineer you are eligible for overtime.

    Cons

    You don't get to choose if you are a estimator/engineer/supeperintendent right away.


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  5. "No communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helper in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Helper in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and easy money.. Long hours and you can learn more . Great experience for a growing mind

    Cons

    No days off but 1 out of 14 days.. no holiday pay or sick leave


  6. "Great Place!"

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people. They are very selective as a GC.

    Cons

    Not many right now but we will see later.


  7. "Happy worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging. Teamwork. Constructive atmosphere. Trains staff

    Cons

    Work life balance. Inconsistent locations due to the nature of the environment


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    "Upper Management Damage"

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

    I have been working at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    coworkers are great, cool projects, large resources

    Cons

    upper management fights and does not care about employees, often given less than a weeks notice to move hours away (even if you have family), can't win work, known for bid shopping to subcontractors, unable to estimate self-perform, outdated computers and technology

    Advice to Management

    The culture in the office is horrible. No one talks due to the "open office" plan. There is constant animosity and turmoil among the 3 men at the highest positions. None of them respect one another or their employees. The employees are taught that the highest management positions should never be approached. One tells you whatever you want to hear to make you happy, but never acts on it. Another is business savvy and sharp; however, he doesn't care about anyone's well being or life outside of the job. He thinks a career should be top priority over all other things and constantly asks employees to make sacrifices without considering the repercussions. The other is absent altogether and disconnected from the local division. Additionally, upper management has an attitude that doesn't promote change for the better. They feel that if a tactic or system has worked in the past, then it will still work now. Additionally, our fees are very high so we can't win work and we have burned subcontractors by using their numbers to get other subs to lower theirs or to use for our self perform work. The only saving grace of this office would be the employees that you get to work with. There are some great people with big hearts and a genuine respect and care for one another.


  9. "1 year review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Turner has huge training opportunities. The more trained you are, the more competent you become. Higher levels of competence come with higher levels of responsibility. So growth is really in your hands, which is very liberating than what you might experience at other employers.

    Cons

    There are some employees who have been around for a long time, but only because Turner has a hard time letting people go if they are only under-performing. Although most of the team members are the creme de la creme, some believe they are based on their years of employment.

    Do not put any stock in titles, it does very little to reflect your actual roles and responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Be more critical of the "tenured" employees. They subconsciously, and willfully, set the example for others.


  10. "Great Company to Work for"

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    • 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 Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, Paid Holidays, Summer Hours (Office Staff), Annual Reviews, Challenging Work

    Cons

    The only con is that there are not a lot of formal training before placing you on a project/assignment. You have to own the assignment and hope that you are doing it correct. It is not much of a deal breaker but it would be nice to understand your assignments therefore you will be able to achieve upper management's expectations the first time around.


  11. "Truly, Building the Future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Turner Culture, Mentor program, Community outreach

    Cons

    No set hours for job site employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the younger generation of construction managers!



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