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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.22
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Clark Construction Company, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.22 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 14.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Supervisors never commended any work; rather, everything was expected of you, including all overtime and overnight work. These work conditions make a highly unfair work environment, and if you don't "worship" the often inexperienced upper management, you're at grounds for termination.

Support from management

Some supervisors were good in conflict situations. Realistic targets were rarely set; instead, management expected much more than was possible to complete, and was threatening when it wasn't finished according to their unrealistic expectations.

Teamwork

I had multiple bosses, all of which had a different management style and attitude, and when I couldn't adjust to one quickly enough, I was let go without legitimate reason. The higher-ups never provided enough feedback ( only one performance review, when there should've been multiple). It was terribly obvious that everybody always sucked up to upper management, and treated them a lot different behind their backs, sharing little-to-no respect for them. But, this was sadly warranted, as they had very little knowledge that would earn them respect.

Freedom to work independently

Overloaded the work onto employees and threatened if it wasn't completed the same day it was assigned. This business model is extremely unrealistic and unprofessional, which contributed to extreme unneeded stress, ultimately slowing this bad business model and lessening chances of repeat business.

Internal Communication

There was supposed to be regularly scheduled performance reviews so that employees could see what they were and weren't doing well at, but that was never followed, and instead of giving me these necessary reviews, they let me go. By far the most unfair treatment I have ever received from an employer.

Gender Equality

There were a few women that held management and upper management positions, but most of those positions were held by males.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Long-serving colleagues were appreciated and supported; mainly because several of them were members of the family that ran the business.

Career Development

When I was let go, they said I wasn't advancing as they had hoped. There was no training to help my advancement, nor were there any performance reviews to help me. Throughout my employment, I made it a point to regularly ask my fellow co-workers how I was doing, and they always said I was doing great.

Overall compensation for your work

I was being paid below the industry average for far more work and a non-existent work-life balance. It was insulting and highly unfair, but it was the only job I could find at the time. Benefits were offered, and paychecks were on time.

Office / Work Environment

Some noise at their main office and at the job site. Otherwise, no complaints.

Environmental Friendliness

Aside from having me (and other employees) drive 1.5 hours to and from work everyday, the company was willing to build green buildings if the owners of those projects wanted to do so.

Work-Life Balance

Would give zero stars if possible; there was no work-life balance. It was December and I had to use my hard-earned vacation days or was threatened they would be forfeited in January. I asked to take it off the week before new years, but they refused, saying that was too much time to take off. Never mind the fact that I was driving four hours everyday (250 miles everyday on my own vehicle) for a year, and only having two hours a night to myself (which was usually spent doing laundry/chores/groceries etc., if I wasn't working the overnight shift). Work was 10 hour shifts, 7am-5pm, sometimes exceeding 10 hours, and often you would work through your lunch break. If you were late, or actually took a lunch, or didn't stay after 5pm (God forbid you leave on time, or 10 minutes early), you were looked down upon, like you were a slacker. There were a few instances when there was heavy snow that I didn't want to risk my life driving to work in. I was more than happy to work from home (I had all necessary work items to complete my job on-hand), but they were irate and threatening when I suggested this viable option.

Company Image

Their image is that of a great family company. What people don't know is its underpaid employees must bend over backwards to avoid being labelled a slacker and being at grounds for termination.

Job Security

I thought my job was stable, until management had me train a lower-paid position how to do my job, let me go to free up their selfish budget, and hired another manager.

Handicapped Accessibility

Ramps and elevators were at their main office.

Workplace Safety

Work conditions comply with OSHA.

Challenging Work

Normally, you would feel satisfaction completing your work. But this company was never satisfied, because they were always demanding more; and if the work wasn't completed almost immediately, you were at grounds for termination. This ultimately lead to no work satisfaction.

Inclusive / Diverse

With the exception of a few individuals, the vast majority of the company was white males.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fix all of the above problems.

What I dislike about the company

Zero work-life balance. Extremely unrealistic workload. No recognition for work completed. Absence of ongoing training. Absence of performance reviews. Disregard of safety for its own employees during commute to work. Unacceptable length of daily work commute. Inexperienced management.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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  • Company
    Clark Construction Company, Inc.
  • City
    Lansing
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.22
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

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Clark Construction Company, Inc.
2.22
1 review

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