Q: What is it like working as a Project Manager, Construction?
Project Manager, Construction in Syracuse:
"A Consistent challenge for problem solvers."
Pros: Everyday I get to resolve problems. Some common while others fairly unique. Deadlines and completion points bleed one into the next. There's no real delineation of a start or finish outside of the fiscal calendar. Just grinding. But something about that combination of challenges I love!
Cons: Low structure, low accountability, the "just give them this" attitude...
Low motivation and lack of drive as a unit and many times individually.
If it takes more than three clicks of swipes most people won't engage with it at my place.
Project Manager, Construction in Clarksville:
"Type of work, challenges, project management."
Pros: I went to school to do exactly what I do everyday. I love my job. It is fairly flexible, if I had to leave for some reason, I could. We are like a little family.
Cons: I feel that I am under paid. I am the only one in our office with my Bachelor's Degree and I am the least paid. I am 23 and a female. It leads me to believe I am being discriminated. They have hired guys at pay more than I make, and again they have no further education but come in off the bat making more money and I work so hard. I am very dedicated and love my job whole-heartedly.
Project Manager, Construction in Los Angeles:
"Making the world a better place!"
Pros: What I enjoy the most is helping our clients receive lower electric bills while helping our environment at the same time. I enjoy speaking with them and updating them on the status of their installation. Helping installers and consultants schedule their week and figure out puzzles.
Cons: Sometimes, while working in this field there are certain things that are not in our control. Every case is different and unfortunately due to other companies processing our installation process takes a little longer.
Project Manager, Construction in Lubbock:
"The Good and the Ugly."
Pros: - That I directly impact the community in which I live.
- The experience that it has provided.
Cons: - The pay.
- Male dominated field.
Project Manager, Construction in Shelby Township:
"Very high paced , bottlenecked."
Pros: The broad spectrum of repairs to the home that I have to identify and the control to fix them.
Cons: Waiting for the property owners to fund the work.
Project Manager, Construction in Oklahoma City:
"Fast paced, high stress project management process."
Pros: Projects change on a regular basis. The job is not boring. The job keeps you busy and the days go by fast.
Cons: The lack of qualified individuals to perform their job. The lack of accountability towards individuals when they don't do their job. Too dependable on outside sources.
Project Manager, Construction in Seattle:
"Estimator and Project Manager."
Pros: Every project is different, managing multiple levels of people, and having a multi-faceted role; budgeting, negotiating, contract reading, estimating, blueprint reading, managing people/projects.
Cons: Stressful, working with uneducated field labor, contentious environment between general contractor and subcontractor.