Mechanical &Plumbing Designer II (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – July 10, 2018
Great company to work for. Company is still in the early stages and are defining what they want to be 10+ years from now. Job security could be better but this is a very innovative and exciting company
Innovative and exciting company
Upper management, and closing down office locations can be concerning
NA (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 27, 2018
This company is a train wreck, very poor management from the top down. Poor communication, poor planning, complete total disarray. They may be successful, solely on the resources they have via investors, but with the current and existing management team they are destined for failure.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – June 18, 2018
Katerra has the potential to be a good company if they cleaned house and got rid of the current management in the Scottsdale location. Too many people with little to no understanding of managerial skills and communication. The current management, having a limited amount of business acumen and skill is particularly unwelcoming and even threatened by anyone who wants to contribute. Overall attitude among the people that work there is to keep your head down and not say anything for fear of retaliatory action by an incompetent management team.
Estimator (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – May 29, 2018
I worked for United Renovations that was acquired by Katerra; within a few months our "team" actually was more like a Hostile Regime leader was clueless in how to estimate and or build the new company headquarters in Scottsdale. he hired his old time "Life Coach" between the two of them they have personally walked several people out the door. As his style of leading is working 60hrs a week and does not fulfill any of his promises. Steer very clear of this company as the head estimator and head Architect have also left
Katerra has verypoor management you will work for A group of little construction knowledge people the operations manager is a well a very good talker Katerra is made up of tech people trying to advance the construction industry if the woman in charge feels you know more than she does you won’t make it at Katerra, I’ve been in the industry for 25 years and have never saw such incompetence , on the bright side pay is good benefits as well
Jobsite quality control and project closeout document assembly and production.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Spokane, WA – March 1, 2018
Worked as a consultant for Katerra. Work was very self directed and not continuously monitored. Lots of authority given to accomplish the tasks.Documentation and work product presented to local and Scottsdale offices.
Lead (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – February 11, 2018
Typical work day was going in fixing the mistakes from the shift before. Figuring out that after we fix it the next day came into work finding it was still messed up same mistakes were made and no one brought it up to the attention to the other supervisors.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – February 3, 2018
A typical day at work. Well there was no such animal. Always changing; couldn't get anything done. They expect you to call in favors to get subs to bid on their jobs. Then they try and yank the work away from the sub so they can "self-perform". They are burning bridges everywhere.
SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT (Former Employee) – Spokane, WA – January 31, 2018
The company churned out work without regard to quality. There was insufficient time allotted to do proper work. The staff was inexperienced and too many rechnical drafters without architectural background to effectively do the work well and without errors.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – January 12, 2018
very disorganized, too many people involved in the process, when new processes are put in place they are not communicated through the company. They lack experience and it shows greatly. They have terrific benefits and salary is ok but the culture there is supposed to be open communication and all you hear is just go with it. Nothing gets changed and jobs suffer.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 11, 2018
Company hired me, and then let me go same month for a "workforce reduction" why would you hire more people to just let them go that same month? Upper management has no idea what goes on in the warehouse
None (Current Employee) – west coast – November 8, 2017
very disorganized. too many people involved in the process. And on top of that they don't know construction or the construction process. Its a growing company and they have a lot of money behind them. They lack experience and it shows greatly. They have terrific benefits and salary is ok but the culture there is supposed to be open communication and all you hear is just go with it. Nothing gets changed and jobs suffer. The biggest client is also a stock holder and they benefit and that's about it
execellent benifits, travel
non construction professionals involved in the process and screws everything up