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Does Suffolk provide competitive benefits to its employees?
Suffolk offers a full range of competitive benefits to our employees, including:
Subsidized medical and prescription coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield, with Personal Spending Accounts
Subsidized dental coverage from Delta Dental
Vision coverage from VSP
Paid time-off starting your first year, including the Summer Friday perk and Birthdays off
Retirement savings plan and financial counseling
Employer-paid Basic Life Insurance and Basic Accident Insurance
Optional group term life and AD&D Insurance, including coverage for your spouse and/or dependent child(ren)
Employer-paid Salary Continuation during periods of short term disability
Employer-paid Long Term Disability coverage
Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care expenses
Commuter Plan for parking and public transit expenses
Employer provided Employee Assistance Plan
Smoke-free working environment
The Suffolk benefits plan is designed to give you the flexibility to "customize" a benefits program that meets your needs (and the needs of your family). Each year, you have the opportunity to change your coverage in response to new life events and your family’s changing needs.
You have a selection of three plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield: HRA High Plan; HRA Low Plan; and the Health Savings Plan. Each option offers 100% Preventive coverage without the need to select a primary care physician and self-referral to specialists. You receive a Personal Spending Account which is used to pay deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments. The employer contribution to these accounts varies based on the plan and your level of coverage (employee only, employee + 1 dependent, or family). Participants are also eligible for fitness/gym reimbursement and weight loss program reimbursements.
Prescription Drug Coverage
When you enroll in medical coverage, you also receive prescription drug coverage. The Prescription plan offers both retail and mail order drug coverage for a co-payment based on drug designation (generic, preferred brand and non-preferred brand). An out-of-pocket drug maximum limits the amount that you must spend in drug co-pay expenses each year.
Dental Coverage is provided through Delta Dental which offers Preventive, Major and Basic Dental coverage. Major Dental includes 50% coverage for orthodontia, up to a $1,500 lifetime maximum. You may choose your level of coverage (employee only, employee + 1 dependent or family).
Vision coverage is provided through VSP, which offers coverage for a comprehensive eye examination and allowance for eyeglasses or contact lenses. You may choose your level of coverage: employee only, employee + 1 dependent or family.
Flexible Spending Account
You can also choose to enroll in a Health Care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA). These accounts save you tax dollars and reduce your out-of-pocket costs for health and dependent care expenses.
You can participate in the Commuter Plan to save tax dollars on your public transit and parking fees.
You can participate in the Retirement Savings Plan through Fidelity Investments on a pre-tax basis or enroll in the Roth option. Both savings options are matched by Suffolk.
Does Suffolk provide employees any training to help further their careers?
Suffolk offers comprehensive training and a clear career path for employees at every stage of their careers.
Career Start: Our Career Start Program rotates new employees through Suffolk's main operational areas over a two-year period so that they gain a complete understanding of the daily responsibilities of each team member and department. The program offers our new employees a distinct advantage, helping them understand how all the pieces come together to create a successful and profitable construction project. Ultimately, participants match their skill sets with specific roles in the construction process, helping them choose and pursue the positions that will advance their careers and our company.
Career Core: The Career Core curriculum is divided by Operations (technical) content and Professional (non-technical) courses. The Operations curriculum focuses on how the Suffolk operations work and add value. The Professional curriculum trains employees on key skills that will help employees grow their careers.
Career Plus: Career Plus courses enhance employees as Suffolk employees, professionals, individuals and members of the community. Courses include topics such as communication, business writing and even CPR/First Aid.
Career Lead: Career Lead courses are geared towards Suffolk employees who have demonstrated a proficiency and desire to lead teams and lead Suffolk into the future. Course work consists of the Leadership Accelerator Series and individual courses or programs dedicated to the next generation of Suffolk leaders.
I want to start a new career in the construction management industry, but I’m not exactly sure what I want to do. Does Suffolk help guide recent college grads into the right construction career?
Our popular Career Start program is an ideal place to start for recent college graduates looking for a career in construction management. We believe there is great value in training our construction professionals from within, and we are committed to developing intellectual capital and nurturing the industry's brightest new talent. Our Career Start program rotates new employees through Suffolk's main operational areas over a two-year period so they gain a complete understanding of the daily responsibilities of each team member and department. The program offers our new employees a distinct advantage, helping them understand how all the pieces come together to create a successful and profitable construction project and a pleased client. Ultimately, participants match their skill sets with specific roles in the construction process and eventually choose to pursue positions that will advance their careers and the Suffolk organization.