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Pros
  • Excellent job security, great benefits, feels like a small time firm (in 18 reviews)

  • They provide pretty good benefits as well as project bonuses (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes there are very long hours necessary (in 30 reviews)

  • the work/life balance could be better (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Large company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whiting-Turner (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They provide valuable learning experiences that can be difficult to find else where right out of college. Pay has recently become competitive now that their backlog has reached the 12 month mark.

    Cons

    Long commutes, limited upward movement, long hours and weekends. Favoritism is displayed towards "family" employees.

    Advice to Management

    Top level management is stellar, mid to upper level managers are frequently but not always arrogant. This is preventing company growth thru increasing sales of projects and recruiting good talent.


  2. "Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large Company with great benefits. The project has a large staff and has a family oriented environment. No one person is expected to run the project by themselves.

    Cons

    You are likely to travel outside of your state for a project. This my be a conflict if you have a family with kids.


  3. "Assistant Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very good job security, the experience you receive is priceless. It puts you ahead of the curve with the diverse experience you recieve.

    Cons

    Extremely long work hours, which goes unappreciated a lot of the time. Out of town subsistence only benefits employees that have been with the company for a while, married, or own a home.

    Advice to Management

    Take more consideration for employees family/personal lives. Working 70-80 hours a week (including travel time if you have to commute to the DC area) is OK, but it shouldn't be a year round thing...every ear.


  4. "Great People, Awful Work-Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, I always feel like I have the support of the company and nothing gives you the freedom throughout the day of being the GC on a jobsite.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can get awful. If the project isn't making a ton of money and you are drowning in work upper management doesn't see that and give you help to make sure you the employee are still happy, they just look at the profit and efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people, go to great lengths to take care of them. They will do everything for you if they feel like you are taking care of them. Right now I don't.


  5. "good company potential"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Long term benefits, pension, job security.

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, weak vacation package

    Advice to Management

    reward employees before they are burned out or frustrated


  6. "Great Opportunities, but Very Demanding"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Project Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Project Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whiting-Turner as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Fast Paced
    -Large industry presence

    Cons

    -Poor work/life balance
    -Expected to relocate for projects
    -Not really concerned with employee's personal lives

    Advice to Management

    -Give PM's more freedom to be happy outside of work as well as at work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Whiting Turner"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros about Whiting-Turner. They are very loyal to their workers and provide great benefits. The company promotes from within and truly cares about the wellbeing of their workers. They instill a lot of leadership, responsibility, and trust in their employees.

    Cons

    Although the company is run by small groups, it is a large company and there are some negatives to that. Sometimes it is hard to get a hold of a department, if it is responsible for the entire WT company rather than just a branch. The work is hard and inconsistent, some days you may be there for 7 hours while others are more like 12 hours.

    Advice to Management

    The one thing about Whiting Turner that is fantastic is that they always promote within. Not only does that mean your superiors have been where you are and understand, but it also means if you put in the effort and work you have a good chance of advancing quickly.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding projects make coming to work exciting every day. Great people to work with and learn from. WT is a very stable company and is still growing rapidly for its size

    Cons

    Compensation package does not keep pace with market rates.


  9. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company hires from within, lots of resources to use, good benefits, decent vacation, long term security, profit sharing after "x" years

    Cons

    Don't get to know too many people outside of your "group" or your jobsite, company can be cheap in ways, no employer contributions to 401K

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees busy, busy enough so that the are always learning but not so busy they can't keep up with all the tasks they are given.


  10. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Whiting-Turner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer a great health benefits package as long as you're an individual

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities - company would rather hire outside than promote from within
    Extremely competitive environment where co-workers must fight for work
    No communication among departments or from management to employees
    Salary extremely low with no possibility of a raise
    For a multi-million dollar successful company, they will not spend the money on needed office equipment which causes delays productivity
    Extremely high turn-around - I stopped learning names of temporary employees unless they'd been there a minimum of 6 months
    No matter how hard you work, you will not be recognized and will instead be told to work harder
    No balance between work life and personal life

    Advice to Management

    If you keep your employees happy, they will be more willing to work hard for you


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