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Updated November 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent job security, great benefits, feels like a small time firm (in 18 reviews)

  • WT is full of some great people (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours can be tough, working weekends became normal (in 34 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. "Intern Position Review"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility, very nice work environment!

    Cons

    nothing important worth mentioning that I saw!

    Advice to Management

    Great Job! Keep it up!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Entry Employment @ WT"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small office feel for a large company. Opportunity for advancement. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    False promise of work life balance. Sink or swim. 60+ Hours a week. False promise of entry level training. Great health insurance and retirement programs.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees than your bottom line. Don't give false promises of work-life balance.


  6. "A good launchpad"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities and project opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, heavy travel and mileage based on what group you get hired into (luck)

    Advice to Management

    Give the VPs more power within their operating groups


  7. Helpful (1)

    "PM"

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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

    Excellent benefits including health insurance and pension. Profit sharing and stock issuance are performance based

    Cons

    Lack of standardization among operating groups nationally and locally between managers.

  8. "Marketing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting construction jobs, lots of variety

    Cons

    time is more valued than performance

    Advice to Management

    encourage employees to grow instead of discouraging them from learning all they can about the company and industry. offer incentives for performance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Know Your Priorities"

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

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

    Pros

    The medical benefits are Whiting-Turner are amazing IF you are SINGLE. You have 0 deductible and 0 dollars contributed and can go to practically any doctor on the BlueCross Blue Shield plan. If married or with children, the price price jumps to 100-200 dollars per pay period. The travel compensation is great depending on your VP. Some will be cheap about it. The policy is not consistent on how they enforce the travel home.

    Cons

    The travel SUCKS if you are in a relationship. There's no dental and vision. They give you 25 dollars each pay period to compensate but it's not enough. The culture is sure fraternity like. Some people are more willing to teach you than others. You only get 10 vacation days and some people don't care when you have other commitments outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Create better work life balance for your employees.


  10. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No complaints, great place to work


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