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Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. "Journeyman carpenter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  2. "Cost Analyst (project accountant)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


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  5. "Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


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    "Sophisticated, Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  7. "Fall_2015"

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

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

    Pros

    They allow for talent and opportunity for advancement within your career. If there is a change in your career path, estimating to project management or field management, they will allow it; but you have to show positive traction..

    Cons

    You have to be thick skinned to understand where and how management is striving to become better and win more market share. No room for cry babies

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what we have been doing since 1915. Win the trust of our clients


  8. "Very good and stable company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, lots of training, good management.

    Cons

    Salaries tend to be lower than the industry standard.


  9. "Good place to learn"

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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walbridge full-time

    Pros

    Emphasis on learning and training

    Cons

    Traditional company with centralized decision making. Regimental with little encourgement for entrepreneurial employee

    Advice to Management

    Encourage calculated risk taking; Don't punish failure; Encourage innovation and creativity just dont give it the lip service.


  10. "Great Place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay benefits and training opportunities, great Safety culture. Treated more than fairly by management through out my time with the company.

    Cons

    The only negative I can think of was, that at an internal job interview the HR representative was paying more attention to her laptop than to my responses.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the feeling that everyone counts!


  11. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Walbridge full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding training program, promotes form within up to a certain level.

    Cons

    Not always fair in dealing with people, some things are based on senior management whims.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how things were when Sr was still there.


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