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Whiting-Turner Reviews

Updated September 10, 2018
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  • "Job security is extremely good here, as long as you have a good work ethic and good attitude" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Great people and great atmosphere" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "WT Takes care of their own"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    Prestigious company which is awarded industry wide respect

    Cons

    As an industry standard you have to work more than normal, but the compensation is fair


  2. "Healthy stable growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career growth, awesome long term benifits, and amazing career stability, flexibility with personal time

    Cons

    Below industry average salary, not great if you’re one of those people who jump from company to company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evolve policy for younger employees.

  3. "Poor Career Path"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    Financially stable and good medical

    Cons

    Poor review system difficult to be noticed by those who approve promotions


  4. "Intern with the whiting turner contracting company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, great team

    Cons

    Heavy travel, long hours some days

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Decent Company that needs Improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    The opportunities to grow and learn are there. You just need to ask or search for it. Must be willing to work hard and be willing to put in the extra hours. If you show your Project Manager that you are willing to learn, grow, and continue to strive to succeed, they will help you. The people are what makes this tough industry tolerable. Decent people that share the same passions.

    Cons

    There is a disconnect between Project Engineers and Project Managers and above. Some projects that you're put on as a Project Engineer require long hours, working during weekends, and long commutes to project site. PTO needs to compensate the long hours as well.


  6. "Project Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Accountant
    Current Employee - Project Accountant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and team building

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say

    Advice to Management

    Your doing a great job, let's keep it up!


  7. "Great experience, hard at times but well work the headache."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    Hard to work with some people but it out weights the cons vs pros

    Advice to Management

    Great management but need more reviews or performance reviews should be done on a regular basis. You do not know what you need to work on for future.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Whiting-Turner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hardworking people who have come together to build a better world for the future. Also, integrity, loyalty, and wonderful leadership.

    Cons

    Periods of time with extremely long work hours.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Your work better be your life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Superintendent in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Superintendent in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects. Opportunities to travel/relocate. Fun coworkers, great opportunities to connect with them outside of work.

    Cons

    Working at Whiting Turner has brought some of the hardest times in my life because of the demands during the work week. At times, things can settle down and seem "normal" (i.e., 60-65 hours per week, M-F & occasionally Sat.), then can instantly throw you on your back with weeks upon weeks of night work and weekends. I understand that this is the nature of construction, but it has been done to myself and multiple other I know without much consideration. I have attempted in the past to present detailed ways that we could cyclically rotate people and prevent one person from being torn away from their loved ones and return to a balanced life in shorter time, but was snuffed and told to just mind my own business. I don't know how to really approach this issue with the management so I'm leaving it here hoping it means something.

    Advice to Management

    Offer leadership training to the management. It seems that most of them are highly focused on just the outcome of a project, and not the outcome in an individual. Once you take on the position of a Project Manager or Superintendent, you should be expected to show a growing focus on your people below you and how you can help them reach achievements. This concept will transcend into the quality of their work and be enriching to the project owner and WT.
      *Food for thought, how many PM's and Super's can ACCURATELY tell their VP what the goals are of each individual working below them?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Field Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was ok. Decent money.

    Cons

    Those guys were certainly cheap on bidding jobs. Less funds means the job efficiency and quality will suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Pls stop being so darn cheap. thank you


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