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Watkins Landmark Construction Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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Watkins Landmark Construction CEO Jody James Watkins
Jody James Watkins
2 Ratings
  1. "Amazing Culture and Management"

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     in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Watkins Landmark Construction for less than a year

    Pros

    For a growing company, they have managed to keep the culture and small company feel. Always feel welcomed and appreciated. Management is awesome and the pay is decent. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Watkins Landmark Construction2016-09-28
  2. "Cash crunch leads to mismanagement"

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    Current Employee - Administrator/Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Watkins Landmark Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paychecks do not bounce yet

    Cons

    Serious financial hardship due to mismanaging of several historic and ongoing projects has led to spur of the moment business decisions not conducive to good business practices, extensive litigation and lack of payment over the last few years has tarnished subcontractor relationships, managing employees are abandoning for other opportunities leaving unqualified personell to pick up where they leave off, and morale... is at an all time low

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    Advice to Management

    Get your priorities straight, be faithful to your help and clients, stop gouging ongoing clients, and pay your subs

    Watkins Landmark Construction2019-10-15
  3. "Could be better"

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

    I worked at Watkins Landmark Construction full-time

    Pros

    Promotes family first and tries to create a family feel work environment. Upper management is friendly and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    No real support from upper management. Many peoples efforts dont get recognized leading to their departure. If you are on a bad job, which many jobs are, then good luck. Executives will blame you for things without offering any support. They will not have your back. No training of any kind and if you fail then they will let you go or blame you. Very much sink or swim. Lack structure and everyone runs in different... directions. If you want a promotion you have to ask. Even then, if someone doesnt like you, you will get denied. Loyalty is not rewarded. CEO has his head in the cloud and is out of touch with most employees.

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    Advice to Management

    Spend more time getting to know your employees and their contributions. Not just the drinking buddies. Rethink the approach in bidding jobs and the type of jobs bid, so you're not starting projects on the wrong foot and putting the burden on employees to finish a project with no support.

    Watkins Landmark Construction2019-09-14
  4. "Worst Company I ever worked for."

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

    I worked at Watkins Landmark Construction full-time

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind everyone is quiting before they go under.

    Cons

    Worst management I have ever experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from the experience people around you and you might stay afloat 1 more year.

    Watkins Landmark Construction2019-02-06
  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Watkins Landmark Construction full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere and supporting staff

    Cons

    Sink or swim environment with a fast pace

    Advice to Management

    Estimate the project with more financial cushion

    Watkins Landmark Construction2017-09-20
  6. "Senior Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Watkins Landmark Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, fun is important with this company and they don't micro manage

    Cons

    No SOP's, young company taking on challenging jobs with little check and balance in place. If you want a promotion or a pay raise you better ask for one.

    Advice to Management

    get standardized systems but don't forget this company was born from people who got tired of being another brick in the wall.

    Watkins Landmark Construction2017-08-04
  7. "vacuum excavation truck operate"

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    PR/Heavy Equipment Operator in Goodman, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Watkins Landmark Construction for less than a year

    Pros

    long hours and goI'd peopleto workwith not to bad a pay and mostly good insurance and perdem

    Cons

    Didn't get along with many of the people people that did get along with the Great upper management has problems can't figure out who works for who

    Advice to Management

    Inspectors are less than helpful will not allow you to do what you need to do to get your job done keep them on your neck 90% of the time Westbury keeps you tied up

    Watkins Landmark Construction2016-08-08
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