Internship (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – January 11, 2017
internship only i have nothing to review for this company. only 3 month worked onsite. only thing that was good work environment. the most excited moment when i was working in this company because it was my first internship of real field.
Project Administrator (Former Employee) – 600 World Way LAX, Los Angeles CA – January 5, 2017
Every day was different, because of the construction life that's how it is and that was amazing. I learned a lot about how buildings and renovations go. The engineers are so amazing. Love all my co-workers, young old, men and women. The hardest part of the job was just trying to maintain the subcontractors with their contracts, business license, Safety license. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I meet a lot of beautiful people who are still friends to this day.
Solar Installer (Former Employee) – Mountain Home, ID – January 3, 2017
Work consisted of 10-12 hour days out in the 90-100 degrees. We had short breaks that caused for people to pass out from lack of water. I had to go to the hospital from dehydration and the company's benefits are not acceptable . Overall its a horrible company and they treat there workers not good.
Short breaks, benefits, management, work environment.
Swinerton Builders has always cared for my future with the company
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Honolulu, HI – September 10, 2016
I'm constantly learning something new when I'm on the project. Especially from the subcontractors, who I work side by side with on a daily basis. Taking the knowledge you've picked up from being on the field with them or from what you pick up in the office will only help me further my career goals in the construction industry. I would say this is the most enjoyable part of the job, knowing when the day is over I had put in a full day of quality & professional work. Quality is key, you may have production, but if the quality & the passion is not there, then at times it's not worth it. The hardest part of the job is making sure you're always keeping up & growing with the industry.
Receptionist - Main Office (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 17, 2016
This place can be very quite and intense throughout the day. The CEO's are very nice and always come to the office to bring encouragement. The hardest part of the job was miss-communication from co-workers. The most enjoyable were the compliments I received from the CEO's and managers.
The long timers are great to work with and are a blast to be around. The executive committee are great people to work for with a good sense of what's going on all around them. Each division is self sufficient but a working unit of the whole company.
Employee Owned General Construction and LEED Company
Jobsite Accountant (Current Employee) – Various Jobsites – March 2, 2016
Swinerton Builders, a employee owned company, is a most remarkable place to work. I have been in mostly jobsite positions rather than corporate office; but workforce development is the same.
A much attributable review of Swinerton from an employee viewpoint would be most accurately stated in the Corporate Social Responsibility Philosophy. Much has to be said for the company that goes to such lengths to promote such a working lifestyle for the betterment of "giving back" to its employees and communities. Indeed the main safety slogan of Swinerton, "YFNY, Your Family Needs You", reflects immediately how much they believe in a work-life balance which I have yet to see in other like-sized corporations.
Personally in my accounting position I have learned much in team management, network file strategy, and work-life balance. And I have made a lot of friends that will carry with me even after I am no longer working in this culture.
Swinerton needs to place management under some employee sensitivity classes.
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 2, 2015
Management is all I have to say, a lot of promotions are based on favoritism not how well the employee is doing. A lot of very unprofessional choice of words used toward employees. Management will be verbally abusive.
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – May 27, 2015
Swinerton is a good place to get your foot in the door. They offer great benefits, and the workplace is very friendly for the most part. It however lacks in good management. I only recommend working there long enough until you can land a better position somewhere else.
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – March 3, 2015
- Supervise the daily construction activities of the assigned project. - Never take anything for granted or assume its done. - Competent management - Competent co-workers - Staying on top of the problem subcontractors - arriving for work each day.
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 10, 2014
Swinerton is 125 years strong. One's career path is presented and discussed upon being hired. There are several career development opportunities provided thought each year. Swinerton focuses on the employee.
Assistant Project Manager (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 21, 2013
My experience with Swinerton changed from project team. Some project teams were fun and enjoyable to work , some were difficult. Within years companies management improved. However salaries and benefits little below industry standarts