Good company, very few employee perks, not much advancement
Material Purchasing (Current Employee) – Livonia, MI – October 3, 2017
The company is good, but definitely stressful. Low profit industry increases stress of management. I am busy every day, sometimes overwhelmed, but no incentive to work overtime. There are a lot of fun people, but also many who seem "married" to their job.
Estimator (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – January 17, 2017
I enjoyed working at the company. The management was good and was interested in growing talent and encouraging growth. I had a good working relationship with my co-workers. Everyone helped each other when needed.
The best part and hardest part of the job was bid day. That is were you measured your success or failure. You are either first or you do not get the job.
Intern (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – October 31, 2016
As an intern, much of the construction industry was new to me. Walbridge was a great company to work for and I gained a new appreciation for those in the industry. Walbridge's employees taught me a lot about the field, were very respectful, and pushed me to be successful.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS, Denver, CO, Tampa, Florida – November 30, 2015
Constructed various projects from small retail spaces to outlet malls, power centers, hospital wing additions, corporate headquarters, big box retailers and office buildings. Started with Phillips Const. Co., Inc. and became Walbridge due to a merger.
Scheduler (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – October 8, 2015
This was the worst job experience I have ever had. The office was a cubicle graveyard of silence, where all the employees seemed to keep there heads down and mouths shut. When I was moved to the field the management was obviously stuck in the past, where their motivation style was to yell as much as they could, and expected you to give up your life to work for them. Everyone I know that worked their with any self respect or a thought of doing things in a new and innovative way left the company or was fired within in a year. Since working there I have been told that it is the model to hire five employees with the intent of keeping two or three past one year. I stress to anyone that has self dignity DO NOT WORK at Walbridge
Project Manager/Estimator (Current Employee) – Aurora, IL – February 2, 2015
Most days are spent defending your choices and explaining yourself to various managers throughout company. Co-workers are cautious in all dealings and always looking out for themselves. I learned to keep to my own business and not involve myself in office politics or the rumor mill.
Training is minimal and you learn as you go, sometimes it is easier to ask for forgiveness then to ask for permission. The best part of working at Walbridge is that there is some flexibility in your schedule.
Leadership changes often, I have seen three general managers in four years. With each they promise great changes but everything is that same just fewer people working at our facility.
Projects receive support ENR top 50 rated construction manager, specializing in complex projects with a diverse base of clients and designers. Excellent employee benefits, process driven and highly organized for success.
Management leads industry in emerging trends, speactacular building projects, broad range of projects
Estimator (Former Employee) – Detroit – September 22, 2014
Walbridge started out as a great company to work for. They had great benefits and made you feel very wanted and needed. The benefits took a complete nose-dive and work became a daily nightmare. The workplace is incredibly stressful. The highest of management acts like they feel the economic hurt like the average employee but they'll get rid of you in a second if the amount they bring in dips at all. You'll never know if you'll have a job in a week, or a month or at the end of the project. If you're not a favorite then you'll probably eventually get canned. Seen it a million times with low level and higher level employees. Nepotism is rampant. If you manage to keep your job you'll watch all the other favorites get promoted ahead of you even if you work your head off. A motto they have upstairs at Walbridge is "if you aren't willing to work 50-60 hours a week then we don't need you" but don't expect to get paid for more than 40. I brought work home with me and put in 70-80 hour weeks so many times that I couldn't count but only got overtime for like 2 hours once.
Good experience, lunch and learns - continuing education
Lots of Backstabbers, Benefits took a complete dive although they try to mask it like its a good thing but its really not, crazy amounts of nepotism, Very unequal pay scales amongst employees