Bovis Lend Lease Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
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  1. I learned a lot about the business

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    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They are highly into educating their people, which is a good thing. There were plenty of required training in all areas of business, work relationships, safety and technology.

    Cons

    It seemed to me that after they bought our small company, they assumed they knew how to run the business side of it. Their holdings in other parts of the world made it look a bit egotistical when they regarded our sector as if it wasn't anything that mattered - whether they succeeded or failed at it. To them, it was just another dollar.

    Advice to Management

    My advice wouldn't go to management. I loved my management. They were so helpful and kind and willing to do whatever it took to properly prepare me to work everyday. There was never a need that I had that they didn't bend over backwards to fulfill. My advice would go to the board in Australia, and that would be, cutting corners at 10 cents a corner adds up....

  2. Privaleged to work for Bovis in good years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company embraced safety as a culture.

    Cons

    Stifling procedures and processes, sometimes gets in the way of doing the job.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire young and dont hang onto the experienced, you will pay for the learning curve and inexperience many times past the difference in salary base.

  3. Very good people who work hard

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease full-time

    Pros

    People, Flexibility, career progression, benefits

    Cons

    work environment, lack of leadership,

    Advice to Management

    Lead the company according to values.

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  5. project asst

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Depends on PM & SPM but it can be fun and rewarding

    Cons

    Type A personalities all around

    Advice to Management

    Show a little flexibility & allow for some personal input from the PA

  6. Project Engineer

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a great company....actually the Best company I have worked for.

    Cons

    As with any company management can represent a company negatively.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a way to evaluate those that manage others by allowing the ones they manage to provide some form of feedback.

  7. Out of all the Construction Manager Firms in NYC, I would say that is the one that treats its employees the best...

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Out of all the Construction Manager Firms in NYC, I would say it has the reputation to treat its employees the best...i.e. best pay and benefits (Based on comments from colleagues at other firms and personal experience) don't get me wrong the other firms (turner, skanska, plaza, tishman, gotham) are not that way off so is matter of preference.

    Cons

    Lately has been getting some bad rep for some serious safety incidents. However because of this it is taking safety to the extreme and it is only logic that in the near future it will benefit from this as it will be years ahead on safety practices compere to the competition. Paying the price now , but winning later I guess

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. Great Benefits, Management needs work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance compared to industry. Nice to have a big company's resources - great benefits, great opportunity to transfer offices.

    Cons

    Terrible time in the industry. Management in Boston at the office level leaves a lot to be desired. Compensation metrics are a subjective, despite being very paperwork intensive

    Advice to Management

    take time to develop young talent. get pms out in the field more, hire for potential instead of experience. Too much complacent dead weight

  9. Precon Manager II

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    Former Employee - Pre-Construction Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Pre-Construction Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People really do come first.
    Great team working environment.

    Cons

    Senior management is in constant state of change. Doesn't appear to be a lot of stability in corporate senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the local offices to operate as stand alone units. Most office have been very successful this way. Changing to this "virtual" vertical market structure doesn't make sense and will not work.

  10. Opportunities to move around

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to try different roles, if you are up for a challenge. Friendly people all round. Strong focus on safety.
    As it is a multinational, opportunities to relocate to different offices eg Dubai, Sydney
    Strong backlog of work means different types of construction projects are available. If you have a sustainability focus, Bovis Lend Lease has a strong sustainability department.

    Cons

    There is a "we don't do it like this in New York" mentality which affects the ability of changes to filter through in their largest office.
    In New York, the cubicles are still in the old-style "high partitions", making the working environment feeling like a maze and not conducive to collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Focus back on the basics now that 130 Liberty is resolved.

  11. Could be better...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning Opportunities and great coworkers

    Cons

    Disorganized leadership and backwards employee retention where the last employee hired is the first to be let go regardless of their performance. We have had mutiple 5 and 6 figure expenditures (employee recognition, Christmas party) over the last few months that could have been avoided in order to allow more people to retain their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the DEAD weight not the PRODUCTIVE weight. Do not terminate positions base on who is least likely to sue. When the economy does pick back up, it would help if there were some smart young poeple left to help get back to #1.

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