Administrative Intern (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – March 19, 2018
The environment that I was subject to every day was competitive and fast paced. Employees are always working to get their job done efficiently. Management was always helpful, with the exceptions of some.
Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Pontiac, MI – April 23, 2018
So far I have enjoyed my time with Lee. They have provided many opportunities to me and I have both been able to contribute to their projects and learn new skills at the same time. I am almost done with college and Lee took me on part time and works with my schedule more than most employers would in the same situation.
Workers who try to slack off or who do the bare minimum will not last here. You can't hide from work and get away with it like you might be able to in a larger company. For some people the work/life balance may not be right as a full time employee is expected to work 50/hours a week. If you thrive when working long hours to get the job done, this is a good place for you.
One major bonus is that Lee provides their employees with the right tools to get the job done, something that is suprisingly uncommon in many workplaces. I am used to cobbling together solutions due to lack of tools or materials. Lee does not let pennies hold up a dollar, they buy the tools needed to get the job done.
Midsized company with a wide variety of opportunities, good tools, many employees have company cars, lunch/snacks/coffee provided.
Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Pontiac, MI – April 12, 2018
They want you to work 50+ hours weekly, then you work 50 hours weekly while there isn't enough pipeline to support your job function, so then you get questioned. When they're informed you're trying to keep busy to get in 50, they break your back over cost. Retreat and do not accept.
Manager (Current Employee) – Pontiac, MI – March 23, 2018
I'm now approaching 4-years with Lee Contracting and it has been quite an experience. I'm continually impressed with the highly skilled tradesman we have in the field. If you're a tradesman or you want to become a tradesman, Lee Contracting is the place for you. You will be provided with the best tools, equipment and materials in the industry, and you'll be highly compensated for your contributions. As well, when it's time to hang up the tool belt and retire, employees can benefit greatly from being part of an employee owned company.
Productive and fun place to work without a ping pong table
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Pontiac, MI – March 23, 2018
Great Company to work for! Advanced from working in the field to management. Now i get to take take my 20 years of field experience and apply it to managing and estimating projects to help to company and employees grow to their full potential.
Pipefitter Helper (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – March 22, 2018
unsafe--work in a place that was 40x40 with two welders going,no welding screen, poor ventilation in area---was told it was ok to work above 8 feet without being tied off,was told by safety coordinator thats its ok tie off on boom lift handrail --was asked once to work a saturday at five oclock friday night i said got plans was told" well lee must be paying you to much if you dont need to work--" you get yelled at if you make sure you understand the directions you are given by supervisor--poor planning
Pipefitter (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – March 7, 2018
Terrible work culture. They expect you to work 50 plus hours a week for a measly hourly pay and expect you to be happy about it. Your yearly income may end up being decent but it’s becasue of the ridiculous amount of overtime. Management thinks they are better than everyone else.
Human Resources (Current Employee) – Pontiac, MI – February 26, 2018
- The company is constantly growing into new markets (didn't even see a downturn during or after 2008). - Most of the management has grown with the company, many started in the field. Endless opportunities for creative-minded individuals to flourish. - 401K with 20% match, which goes toward your ESOP, is unheard of in today's market. Share allocation (similar to profit sharing) also grows your ESOP account. - Free catered lunch for office employees. - Per diem and shift bonus for field employees. - On-site gym, which employees can use on company time. - Extremely affordable insurance. I pay less than $8/wk for full medical, dental, and vision. - PTO & paid holidays. - Ability to cross-train between multiple departments. - The "Morale Team" is always coming up with new events, contests, and goodies. - As an ESOP company (employee stock ownership plan), all employees have a unified vision. No animosity or resentment toward coworkers. - Christmas bonuses.
- Though not a drawback for myself, there is a good amount of OT involved for most employees. Typically, an office employee will work 45-55 hours per week. Field employees can usually expect more hours. Most positions within the company are hourly, so OT is compensated fairly and always appreciated by the superiors.
Employee (Current Employee) – Pontiac, MI – February 17, 2018
Overall a great place to work. Most employees including field and office are the best in the industry. Great benefits and perks for all employees. The company is always investing in new equipment and tools.
Advancement opportunities, Esop, training, consistent work
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Pontiac – January 26, 2018
Lee is a good place to work, growing company, they keep you busy. Office team and field team both excellent to work for and with. Not a ton of travel but this is available if you like it. Hours are available if you want to work a ton or if you don't want to work a ton.
Overall a positive place to work where the folks care about one another.
IT Technician/Team Lead (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – July 19, 2017
Lee is a great place to learn and grow. Great work/life balance in the IT Department. Hardest part of the job is that most employees are skilled trades, in turn they think of IT as lazy because we are office employees.
Carpenter Foreman (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – June 18, 2017
Working for Lee you will be sleep deprived in dangerous situations with out the right equipment.
If you have any desire to have a life outside of work then you shouldn't work for Lee. It doesn't matter if you are in or out of town you have no idea how late you are working, until your punch in for the day.
Despite the huge fleet of equipment they have, you will never get what your need. Because the departments act as individual companies each with their own goals.
The only plus side to Lee is the caliber of guys. Everyone is very good at what they do and is easy to get along with.
Field worker (Current Employee) – Michigan – March 28, 2017
They expect you to work 12 hours a day in town on basically every job they send you on, and bend over backwards to any requests of the customer for timeframe without any thought of the people doing the work. No reward for going above and beyond and staying really late to get the project done or getting a job done ahead of schedule. No incentive for going out of town, they feel like the hours you get out of town is incentive enough. (Typically 84 hours a week). Not that competitive in the pay department and they will hold anything over your head to keep from giving you the money you feel you deserve.
Lots of work.
They point out that working more hours for less hourly rate is a plus. Terrible life balance
Crew Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – February 27, 2017
One of the worst jobs that I ever had. Every aspect of the job and every project worked was micromanaged. Strict work rules and when ever something does not go their way they always fall back on the scenario that you signed for your copy of the employee handbook and rules at the time of hire. Top heavy with management and not enough people to do the actual work.
Did not stay with the company long enough to see any
Poor management, lower wages, unable to advance within the company unless you are family
Employee (Current Employee) – Pontiac, MI – January 4, 2017
Pretty good benefits but no job planning so everything is a scramble to satisfy the customer. Safety is only talk and if it interferes with production is discouraged. President and account reps only care about dollars and not employee safety. If a job is stopped for safety there will be repercussions for that employee. Safety managers and director have no authority to make necessary safety changes. coordinators and PM are pushed to get jobs done usually that means cut corners to get it done fast. This company has endless opportunity if they learn to plan jobs for efficiency and safety.
must be able to commit to travel, and unset schedule
hvac (Former Employee) – pontiac – April 29, 2013
It's a good job, but there are some cons If you have a family, and you actually like spending time with them, this may not be the job for you. if you are single and looking to work alot of hours and bank some money this is a good fit. You will be told to go out of town on short notice, and cannot be given an accurate time frame of when you will return due to issues that may come up on the job. Some days you will be out in "8 and skate" other days you may have to work till the job is done. Because of this, it also makes it impossible for your spouse to commit to a work schedule of their own, thus making you a one income family. Before taking a job here just think it through. Again, not a bad review of Lee, just some honest advice!