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Vanir Construction Management Reviews

Updated February 6, 2018
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  1. "Great Company to be with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Everyone is nice and easy going. There are events held for employees like pot lucks and chili cook offs.

    Cons

    The cost of Health benefits have gone up, but it's going up everywhere.


  2. "Just awful!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get free lunch if they let you attend new employee orientation.

    Cons

    Very dysfunctional management that is verbally abusive and vindictive.

    Advice to Management

    Get psychiatric help.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Disorganization due to poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are building a large office in downtown Sac off of J street

    Cons

    Very poor health benefits package, and compensation is average. Frivilous spending on company parties , etc. when people would rather see this money in their pay checks. EXTREMELY high turn around in all departments

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately due to high management turn around hard to give advice.


  4. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Central Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Central Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    It's a great company, my coworkers are great people.

    Cons

    Would be nice to have mileage paid.


  5. "Great company to start off your career in construction management"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great people. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Company went through some rough time at the higher management level.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and good opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected from rest of company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Still have nightmares"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vanir Construction Management full-time

    Pros

    No pros I can remember

    Cons

    Mgmt thinks they walk on water

    Advice to Management

    Remember just because you have money doesn't make you better.

  8. "Horrible place to work!! Steer Clear!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanir Construction Management full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros really!

    Cons

    Terrible work culture-Bullying, blaming, gossip, red tape and politics and old draconian practices are rampant! If you are even remotely thinking of taking up a job here, please think twice-this is not a good place to work-and this is not coming from someone who has constant workplace issues. This is a genuinely horrible place to work! No wonder the turn over is so high-Stay away and you would have made the best decision of your life

    Advice to Management

    Stop sitting on the pedestal and start looking at what is happening in your programs and sites! Open your eyes or prepare to run out of business pretty soon here!


  9. "Great but high turnover"

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

    I worked at Vanir Construction Management full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great learning opportunities; recruitment rewards; good benefits; open communication; nice work environment; entertainment perks; annual reviews ; approachable executives

    Cons

    Work life balance with low to mid range salaries; high turnover; over extended staff and middle management; little recognition on special assignments or going above and beyond expectations

    Advice to Management

    Retention improvement; more training opportunities; improved communication between middle management and staff ; recognize achievements and goals; expand positions for added flexibility in bringing new talent to the team.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Management has no idea what they're doing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have free Cup-O-Noodles and sodas.

    Cons

    I went into this company with high hopes that it was going to be a great new adventure. I had 2 telephone interviews that lasted 3 hours each and an in-person interview that also lasted 3 hours. I couldn't believe it. Some of the questions were simple job knowledge inquiries, but some questions were asked because they seemed to not know the answers themselves. It was almost like a training session for them...I started talking about a certain procedure that is THE INDUSTRY STANDARD, and they had never even heard of it. That right there should have been a huge red flag. Once I finally started with the company, it became clear within the first 3-4 weeks that management didn't know what they were doing. Management was very nice, good people; but they messed everything up all the time because they didn't understand time management. I spoke to the HR lady about it, and she just said that "chaos was the nature of the business." I told her straight out that it wasn't. I had never seen an office run like that in total disarray. They were constantly running around like everything was an emergency. This does not happen when management decides which bids to compete in right away. It was a complete turn off. It makes you not want to come in. I left the job within a few months.

    Advice to Management

    Take a class on the Shipley Method. It will be the best money ever spent.


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