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Walbridge Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 Walbridge full-time

    Pros

    Nice to all employees. Most employees are senior people who have lots of experience. Main office is located at downtown Detroit where is booming and lots of activities are going on there during weekdays. You can go for lunch with your colleagues and enjoy music band and amazing food at downtown Detroit everyday!!

    Cons

    Everyone has his own cubicle instead of open-space office which can block communication. But senior employees may want more privacy. Also, Walbridge is a large company so it will take some time to be familiar with others.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more young people and have more group activities.


  2. "Estimator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walbridge full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to be exposed to great general contracting experience.

    Cons

    Tend to be stuck in the "old ways" at times and can delay or hinder development.


  3. "Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Safety is number one core value

    Cons

    Process can slow down progress

    Advice to Management

    Streamline


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  5. "Cost Analyst (project accountant)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walbridge full-time

    Pros

    Walbridge is very good at marketing and branding. They have a good reputation with their customers. They're an ENR (Engineering News & Record) top 40 construction company. They're always hiring.

    Cons

    The hours were crushing as a Cost Analyst at Walbridge. The minimum was 50 hours per week. Any special projects, and during Gross Margin Reviews, it was a lot more than 50. If you complain about it, it'll be held against you on your annual performance review. Walbridge is big brother: they monitor and report personal internet use of your work computer, they conduct frequent random drug testing (not just pre-employment), and they require annual blood testing for health insurance rates.

    Advice to Management

    It's okay to express gratitude to your employees; say "thank you" once in a while.


  6. "If you aren't working on a job site, you don't matter."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walbridge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Main office has great location in downtown Detroit and most of the employees are friendly and nice to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't seem to care about the employees. Raises are minimal. Emphasis on training and development but very little support given to those that seek growth opportunities. As a construction company, people working in the main office are viewed as lesser employees by some of the leadership - regardless of how hard you work or contribute. Talk a lot about innovative culture, but has done nothing to show it.


  7. "Outlook from an administrative view"

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

    Pros

    Good location, great lunch options

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, low salaries for administrative personnel

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat people like they're replaceable


  8. "Journeyman carpenter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Walbridge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for Walbridge.

    Cons

    Last minute OT requests. I could not make plans.


  9. "Project Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work if you want to work all the time. Good pay and benefits. Most people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Very long work hours and you live on the road. It is a very political work environment


  10. "Stable company, Strong Culture, Impressive History, Exciting Future!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Walbridge has been around 100 years this year - very stable company with great employees. If you work hard you'll earn the opportunity to grow within the organization. I'm excited to be a part of their continued growth.

    Cons

    I'd like to see more employee events. We have such great people it'd be great to spend some time with them all outside of the office.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sophisticated, Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walbridge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, Very Knowledgeable, Great Atmosphere

    Cons

    Continue to award employees a little more for their efforts

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try and place employees at jobs closer to where they live.



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