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Turner Construction Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  • Maintaining a work life balance (in 37 reviews)

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

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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some Good People to work with

    Cons

    Impossible to advance, low salary for amount of work


  2. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Construction as an intern

    Pros

    Loved working in Manhattan and the office was great

    Cons

    The work they had us doing was incredibly dull and repetitive and as a mechanical engineering student I thought they didn't utilize us as well as they could have

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Women are treated like "the maid" & like they are stupid if they do not have engineering degree."

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    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you let "the Man, be the Man", you will be ok.

    Cons

    If you are female without a degree, they will just make you an admin. You will be treated like 2nd rate citizen; men doing same job gets a "Professional Title".

    Advice to Management

    Quit the old school, snobby, establishment, boys club aire; don't be so snobbish... it shows!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Construction (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good training for younger staff, lots of travel projects

    Cons

    no work life balance, makes promise will not keep,

    Advice to Management

    Say what you mean, be professional, stop being me me me


  5. "Review about fresh graduate entering the construction industry"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Construction full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience at the Project Site

    Cons

    Immediate supervisiors have no patience for people working on the learning curve in the career, bottom line figure is the only thing that matters

    Advice to Management

    Its best to have mentorship programs for new employees to blend in and understand the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Construction (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. It was horrible. Sexist. Report heavy. Slow plodding outdated company.

    Cons

    The most sexist, disjointed, unqualified large GC in Cslifornia. Terrible reputation in Silicon Valley and for solid reasons. A lack of engagement by management, thus employees thus poor attitudes throughout.
    Painfully non-communicative, outdated management materials and knowledge. Turner loses work because they refuse to change in an ever-changing world. Outdated and it shows.

    Advice to Management

    Update software expertise. Focus on clients' project when interviewing for work. Nobody cares to spend time hearing all about TURNER. You're already at the table. Quit talking about yourselves and get into technology as resource to reduce costs. Have a full time BIM expert in SJ. Build a BIM model based on schematics along prior to first meeting with client. Provide ROM then too. Do your homework on THEIR PROJECT, culture, and team involved. Get to know them IN ADVANCE.


  7. "Civil General Forman"

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    Former Employee - General Foreman in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Freeport, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    The project manager will not back, stand up for any of problems that come up, General forms r on there on, and will take the fall FOR PM direction. Watch your Back.

    Advice to Management

    Take charge and grow some balls.
    Back your GF. Help him with the problems, don't fire him.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The Washington, DC office"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and it's understandable that the costs keep going up. Happening everywhere.

    Cons

    The D.C. office is very political and I honestly don't know of anyone enjoying working there now.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  9. "Welder"

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    Former Contractor - Safety in Gonzales, LA
    Former Contractor - Safety in Gonzales, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Turner Construction as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard working dependable, god fearing father who is looking to take care of his young and beautiful family

    Cons

    Don't really care for others who don't take safety serious. You only have one life to live it's best to work safely and carefully

    Advice to Management

    Will not regret giving me a opportunity to be apart of your company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good People but no Stability"

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    Former Employee - Estimating Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Estimating Engineer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with most of the people. Pay and Benefits were good. Very nice office, but open atmosphere. Not a lot of privacy.

    Cons

    I did not have the tools to do my job. I was provided with Timberline Estimating Software, which has a very limited database. No clear direction from the Management team on what was expected. Each Estimating Leader had different methods, so not a lot of Standards. However, they were working on developing standards.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to Employees on what is to be expected of them. More job proformance feedback to the Employees.


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