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Vanir Construction Management Reviews

Updated September 10, 2018
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  1. "Good small firm"

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

    I have been working at Vanir Construction Management full-time

    Pros

    Small firm allows Entrepreneur freedom and room for growth

    Cons

    Small firm doesn’t always have their processes down


  2. "Wonderful place with lots of room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanir Construction Management full-time

    Pros

    The pay and the environment are the best reasons

    Cons

    The office is located in downtown san bernardino

  3. "The Best Companies Get More Than Three Stars - Run Forest Run..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanir Construction Management full-time

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and health benefits are attractive.

    Cons

    There is truly a close knit community of executives running the show. It is a "good old boy" network of family members and management team members from the top down. The Owner lacks insight, tact, motivation, the ability to make any kind of timely decision and education on paper is much different from a real world. There is very little kindness or courtesy to illustrate decency, a job well done, or common courtesy. It's that darn silver spoon...

    Advice to Management

    Next time you review others, take a moment to self evaluate. It could have a great impact on the morale of your employees.


  4. "Too many chiefs, not enough indians"

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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

    They will get you straight to work on a project.

    Cons

    Will leave you out to dry, no management support, no work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and your people will take care of you.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good intro company to learn, depending on role, office location, and group."

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    Former Employee - Not CM/PM in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Not CM/PM in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (heathcare, vision, dental).

    Cons

    Employees don't stick around for very long unless they are upper management and are grandfathered in (Sacramento office). Seasoned experienced staff end up leaving pretty quickly for obvious reasons.

    Advice to Management

    The company feels like a staffing agency.


  6. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Vanir Construction Management full-time

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, little micro management, decent pay.

    Cons

    As an owner's rep PM or PE, location work environment sucks; you are literally working in a construction trailer and often have to use the porta porta potty. Also, for on location work, there's probably going to be no parking. You will have to move your car every few hours.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Do not be tempted, stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vanir Construction Management full-time

    Pros

    None anymore, used to be a decent company.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, most of the best people are leaving or have left, not worth the absurdly low pay. Save yourself!

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Many Masks Worn, Zero Plans to Affect Change....BEWARE"

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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

    Pros

    Those who work in non-managerial positions are great coworkers, many who have seen the changes over the years shift from employee benefits to a lack thereof. Examples include taking away the company black tie event held once a year to appreciate the staff and their hard work, was an all expenses paid trip for you and your spouse. Another is a switch from entirely company-paid insurance, in full, to employee-bearing benefits that have high deductibles and awful insurance providers in addition to the extra payments for supplemental insurance...you have to wonder why you'd even need supplemental insurance if your primary insurance was so great...? Lastly, the tomfoolery known as upper-level management absconded Vanir suite tickets from the employees and they no longer offer these tickets company-wide.

    Cons

    Emails float around about hiring Hispanic only...a practice that is not only immoral but unethical and discriminatory. Depending on the department you work in, you get managers who either pretend to care about issues affecting your productivity, then do nothing about it...or they just outright treat you like garbage for mentioning your concerns. Management lies in interviews saying they promote a healthy work/life balance, but quite to the contrary they have unrealistic expectations and desire to pay you as little as possible but work you to the brink of burnout, all while pointing out each and every flaw you've made along the way. The working environment is more like a soap opera that thrives on controversy. Anyone who tells you otherwise is outright lying to you.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your employees. Management will be way more successful when they actually care about the issues their employees bring to their attention. So easy.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Vanir is a Great Company to Be Part Of"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanir Construction Management full-time

    Pros

    Management, environment, work location, comradery, professionalism, reputation are but just a few of the many pros working for Vanir Construction Management. No company and no manager is perfect but from my 19 years of experience in my line of work, I am happiest working here.

    The onboarding of new employees are well organized and management accommodating. Once established, there is online training the company provides to further oneself if so desired.

    Cons

    Benefits are standard but really nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to work from home sometimes but most companies do not offer that as an option - could be an added value if the position allowed for it.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Just awful!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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