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Updated June 20, 2018
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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 people and great atmosphere" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and weekends are expected of you" (in 42 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. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No cons to comment on


  2. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    Whiting Turner has good benefits and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    It can be a micromanaged environment .

  3. "Fitting for some, but not for me"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The individuals I worked with were nice, and the pay was decent for recent graduates.

    Cons

    Very male dominated, old fashion and redundant methods, very minimal clarity in objectives or tasks. It is very possible that you end up working for a terrible project manager, but don't worry because people are reassigned, hired, and leaving the company quite a bit. The ONY way to "level up" is by time spent working there. Oh and extremely long work weeks with 10 days of vacation a year and a sad number of holidays off.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees to maintain a personal life outside of work by providing more time paid off, more holidays, and provide a less serious environment in the offices.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, CEO is very well-liked. Compensation for travel is very generous.

    Cons

    Tons of overtime including weekends, lots of travel, if you’re not willing to travel you don’t move up in the ranks. Very aggressive atmosphere in some divisional groups. Some groups seem to stretch themselves too thin, and the work/life balance of the employees can therefore be extremely jeopardized.

    Advice to Management

    Strategize placement of team members on job sites to give them a better quality of life.


  5. "Great company culture but pay isn't the greatest"

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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

    relaxed but hard working company culture

    Cons

    underpaid, no growth for marketing professionals


  6. Helpful (1)

    "PM"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Well established to weather any economic storms.
    -Great relationship with clients.

    Cons

    -There is a lot of talk about it being a family environment but that all goes out the door when the going gets tough. The weak (including some lead PM’s and Supers) will not step up to work those extra hours to make sure the project is a success. Then leaving it up to possibly less experienced people to make it happen, when it is most critical to have the experienced people in command.
    -Long hours, very little time to see family. Many canceled family trips due to having to work through the weekends.
    -little vacation time. This makes it challenging to take a break and decompress from work. This starts a cycle of being burnt out and never having enough time off to catch a breath.
    -Below average pay.

    Advice to Management

    -Incentive to work the extra hours, nights, and weekends.
    -Focus on inspiring your employees to be true leaders, not a boss.
    -Get your entry level hires some real training (not that 101 stuff) before throwing them in. I’ve seen some of them drown in work and it hurts the scopes of work that depend on them.
    -Cycle people in & out of Disney projects, they need a break from that place.
    -Squash out the old school superintendent mindsets, that is toxic and does nothing but stroke ego’s. I see young guys beginning to pick up on that behavior and it has to end.


  7. "Interesting Projects with Long hours"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Opportunity to work on very large, interesting construction projects.
    -Normal pay for industry
    -Stability and good long term benefits
    -Strong company culture, with history and prestige within industry

    Cons

    -Long hours and weekends are expected of you
    -Lack of HR, boys club mentality could be frustrating for some
    -Military style of promotion, seems like people are often rewarded for time spent at the company rather than performance.
    -Average vacation time that is hard to take

    Advice to Management

    Offer compensation/incentives for working weekends and extra long hours. It would make it less of a burden if you received something for the added effort.

  8. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible benefits and people. Should have stayed employed there!

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about WT


  9. "general forman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whiting-Turner full-time

    Pros

    diversity they have a lot of big jobs

    Cons

    not enough work jobs to far apart

    Advice to Management

    i have been in concrete construction for many years and need to work for a good company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Interesting projects, lots of responsibility, great learning opportunities
    -Young company: happy hours, sporting leagues, social events
    -Flexibility with time off(granted you work many hours)
    -Ability to shape your career how you want it(as long as you're willing to travel)
    -This is a lifelong company: Stock and pension plan are excellent if you stay your entire career. Otherwise pay is below industry standard

    Cons

    -If they run out of local jobs, you will be asked to relocate.
    -Commute times to the jobsite can be long. Office personnel cannot remotely work.
    -Construction has long hours. I typically worked 11hr days and rotated Saturday work with coworkers. (No overtime pay)
    -No bonus your first year. Bonuses in general are small but consistent
    -Projects are not staffed adequately. Large workload, high stress
    -Promotions are largely based on years worked and the amount of overtime you put in, not merit.


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