project superintendent (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 20, 2016
Simply put, the single worst company I have every worked for. I quit, after finding out how incompetent and lazy the General Super was. The Senior PM is not much better. Not one single updated schedule went out! NOT ONE! No temporary roof installed, just temporary water proofing. And that's in Seattle! LOL...They are currently tearing out drywall with mold...The PMs have not even completed the buyout yet. They want you to work every Saturday and the PMs do not. No sharing. If you are on the field side, you will opening gates at 6am and closing at 6pm, six days a week. They are way behind, and trying to get any warm body to help, why the responsible parties try to lay blame on anyone but themselves to save there butts. The contracts in Seattle are only 2.75% and the owners get all the savings by Weitz. All the other players in the Seattle market, a very fast growing market, are getting 6% and 7% and making bank on Change orders. Don't do it!
Work 72 hours week. No schedules. Back charging the Subs!
Service Technician (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – November 5, 2015
One of the first companies Ive worked for that is transparent. They are open about where the company is and where they want to head. Everyone is great to work with. Its challenging and fun at the same time.
IT Service Desk (Intern) (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – August 5, 2014
It is a good place if you like a variety of things that you do. You answer phone calls, work emails, fix computer, image computers, back up computers, move equipment for users, and work with people face to face.
Concrete Carpenter (Current Employee) – Wever, IA – April 28, 2014
Each day begins with a safety meeting. This company is very safety minded. I'm learning not to take safety for granted. The management is doing the best they can given the circumstances. Most of my co-workers are easy to get along with. The pay is the hardest part of the job. (It could be more). The most enjoyable part of my job is learning new things about concrete construction.
Excellent pay, benefits & employer sponsored programs for this region (as compared to local companies). And although there are numerous meetings, training, & communication about the company's mission & goals - respect, honesty, & integrity, it doesn't always follow its mission & goals. There is no job security as lay-offs occur frequently. No first right of refusal.
Warehouse Asst. (Former Employee) – Lake Worth, FL – August 25, 2012
Large general contractor that used to employ hundreds of hard working hourly employees for numerous projects. Now leaning towards a management company with preference for sub-cons.Worried more about bottom line than hourly workers that helped to get them where they are.Only loyalty is to higharchy.Preach family & safety but bottom line is boss.
A great place to work, one big family, exceptional values
Senior Project Superintendent (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – July 6, 2012
The days start early with a safety coordination meeting, A morning huddle with Weitz employees, PT Job site stretching for all employees. Project walk thru to assess work in process actual VS Schedule. I learned on a daily basis thru Training, Job site experiences, Mentoring from some of the best and brightest in our industry. We were not micro managed, but rather given the tools and support to do our jobs at the highest level. Weitz has a proven system to manage and build jobs from small to extremely large and complex. The Weitz program was my PHD in construction management. The management for Weitz was top notch from the top to the bottom, Hard working, supportive, yet able to critic work and ultimately provided a road map to helping us to succeed at a high level. I have many industry friends from my tenure with Weitz and have great references and resources in the construction industry. Truly Weitz was a once in a lifetime experience. The hardest part of the job was the constant push for excellence, the career planning, goal setting push was all ways present and monitored thru the review process, if you were lax in your career you were reminded thru reviews and progress checks. and on your pay check. The most enjoyable part of my job was the push to balance my work life with my personal life, which is very hard to do with project deadline looming on a daily basis. However the Life balance was at its highest when working for Weitz.
education and training, free shirts, and free lunches
requirement to do whhat ever it takes to achieve mission goals