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Updated February 13, 2018
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Timothy Regan
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Pros
  • Job security is extremely good here, as long as you have a good work ethic and good attitude (in 19 reviews)

  • Great benefits for full-time hires (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and lower starting pay than average (in 37 reviews)

  • Very fast paced company that depending on certain jobs can lead to a crazy work life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and good coworkers.

    Cons

    No real cons at this time.


  2. "PM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, competitive pay, networks, reimbursement, security

    Cons

    Long hours, pay, politicalness to progression

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere both at job-site and within company. Must be hard working and diligent.

    Cons

    Hard to have a personal life at times.


  4. "Just starting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment with fun people

    Cons

    none at this time


  5. "APM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    a great open community that wants to help the employee

    Cons

    They can use a lot of your time with travel


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement plan.

    Cons

    Hours are long and work can be stressful.


  7. "Superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance and other benefits

    Cons

    Slow growth for a new entry level employee.

    Advice to Management

    Better performance incentives needed

  8. Helpful (2)

    "SF Bay Area"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Opportunity to run work from day one.
    -Clear career path (PE-APM-PM1,2,3...)
    -Lots of young people in the company.
    -Job security.

    Cons

    -Pay is well below market rate for construction in SF.
    -No connection between performance and promotions/bonuses.
    -Almost every project is understaffed - this leads to very long hours doing multiple people's jobs. Do not expect to hear "good job" ever for the hard work/long hours you put in.
    -Company does not focus on retaining good employees because it EXPECTS people to stay because of the pension.
    -Divisions are run like frat houses - if you're not in the good ol boys club you are not valued and will not be taken care of. There is no HR department in the company so no one is regulating this behavior.
    -Company does not advertise or focus on brand so no one (including potential clients) knows who you work for unless you're in Baltimore.

    Advice to Management

    -Pay employees at competitive rates for the industry/regions.
    -Recognize and incentivize high performance with good bonuses.
    -Focus on taking care of your people and prioritize retention/advancement of good employees. Salary/vacation/gas cards/profit sharing should be based less on time at WT and more on performance.
    -Work on branding and community involvement - no one knows who WT is.


  9. "Intern Position Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    great company with good people
    lots of outside work activities

    Cons

    lots of egos
    plan to have 12 hr days


  10. "So torn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. The environment is pretty relaxed at least from the perspective of my position. They're very family-oriented and accommodating as much as they can be to make sure that employees have a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The pay. I understand that money isn't everything but they need to understand that messing with people's livelihood through their finances, especially as a family company, can have drastic effects on morale and make a big impact on a persons ability and desire to stay-even if the people are wonderful.


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