Bovis Lend Lease Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
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  1. Nice projects but....

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

    Pros

    Very high profile and challenging projects

    Cons

    Too much cronyism in senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with more respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Consultant

    Current Employee - Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    Career ladder challenges are there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    CM only in CA

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bovis is a big company so you can transfer worldwide if there is an opening, however, you have to dig to find these opportunities.

    Cons

    In CA, Bovis only does construction management, which has dried up for them over the past 3 years. Sometimes when you get placed on a project, you are stuck there and can't move around to other projects if they like you. You can get pigeonholed into a position, and your career growth stops.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Brutal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, and if you are a non corporate type (hr, procurement, etc., ) a good place to build your career

    Cons

    Brutal culture of how people treat each other

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Ok place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease

    Pros

    works hours are long, but the job is rewarding. However, with commerical real estate getting hit, I'm worried about our long term prospects.

    Cons

    sometimes the work hours are too long. Would like more vacation time. My manager is a pain because he is always trying to meeting quarterly targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ok

    No opinion of CEO
  7. What has happened?

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    Current Employee - Preconstruction Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Preconstruction Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease

    Pros

    Like many construction companies, safety if a critical success factor for their employees and contractors. Everyone who arrives on the jobsite in the morning, needs to go home safely at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Just not sure where this once highly recognized company is headed. With an exceptional resume from the past, their efforts to diversify their market portfolio seems to have put them in a precarious situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Several of managements ideas and philosophies need to another look. The attempts to increase your presence in the industry hasn't worked and finding scapegoats to sacrifice is a feeble attempt to keep your doors open. You lost too many of your key people and those that are still there are not happy.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. Big organisation

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    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Massive company, can get flexibility if you know the right people, tends to be quite friendly. Good safety focus

    Cons

    As with all corporate organisations, its very big and the machiavellian types will always get their way. IF you know the right people and can talk your way, you'll go where you want. Sometimes there is a bit of a old boys culture as with all other big comanies. Career development may be limited depending on who you know. Quite beauracratic as typical of top tiers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Good company in a patchy industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease full-time

    Pros

    strong structure and lots of project opportunities
    good people and good training
    strong "just get on with it" work ethic

    Cons

    long hours, competition for promotion makes it hard
    need to follow the projects and be flexible
    hard to get recognition sometimes
    lots of management direction and less autonomy than some others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the people on the jobs make more decision making

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Mixed experience...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - HSE Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects available. Technical and safety standards and expectations are good.

    Cons

    Old-school management style. Culture of blame all over the place...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in professional development for mid-level and senior management - target people management skills, communication skills, wholistic approach to project management and risk management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Site Supervisor port Kemble Sydney desal pipe lining

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    Former Contractor - Supervisor
    Former Contractor - Supervisor

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent safety consciousness & implementation

    Cons

    Perhaps in a big organization it's possible to lose contact with people when their voice needs to be heard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Couldn't hurt to meet & greet the rank & file a little more often.

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