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Updated April 26, 2017
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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. "Learned A Lot - Got You Hands On Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Towson, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Towson, MD

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

    Pros

    I worked as a coop student for Whiting Turner out of their Towson, MD office. Got lots of hands on experience at the job site. Learned a lot and really helped me to decide on my career path.

    Cons

    Used little knowledge from my mechanical engineering degree. Mostly approving contractor change orders and verifying that contractors built the building per design drawings. Very repetitive.


  2. "Management Needs Improvement"

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    Former Employee - A/P Processor in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - A/P Processor in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whiting-Turner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was given several special projects and duties which allowed me to demonstration my Excel and IT skills.

    Cons

    Regular duties were dull and repetitive. Poor training. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the skills and intelligence in your employees. Despite having the same job title, don't treat employees with 22 years of experience the same as 22-year-olds.


  3. "Project Engineer"

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    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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Large company"

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    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.


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

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    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.


  7. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are the key there. they can make you or break you. good benefits

    Cons

    slow career path even though you work hard


  8. "It's alright"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - N/A in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The insurance benefits have helped me with my health problems and profit sharing is a definite perk each year. Also decent raises

    Cons

    Treat you like children. Their goals and perks seem to benefit the higher salaried employees and the higher ups are real disrespectful to the lesser waged employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with importance


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great retirement benefits. The company takes great pride in grooming its own for upper management. Each office runs somewhat independent from the rest of the company, which allows the office to maneuver as a smaller business, while still having the resume, relationships, and finances of a large company.

    Cons

    Being a large, conservative company makes some of the day-to-day tasks cumbersome. Technologically, the company is years behind the rest of the industry, for the aforementioned reason. Corporate organizational chart is very deep (bosses on top of bosses).


  10. "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


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