Bovis Lend Lease Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
37 Reviews

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  1.  

    Privaleged to work for Bovis in good years.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer

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

    Pros

    The company embraced safety as a culture.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Lead the company according to values.

  3.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Type A personalities all around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits, Management needs work

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Opportunities to move around

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Could be better...

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Bovis a solid safe employer

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    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

    Pros

    The compensation from what I can tell is superior to most companies in this industry. The company is also aggressive about obtaining a continual supply of work. That provides a level of security to the employee. While there are isolated instances when an employee is let go generally good performance is rewarded with continued service. The company is keen on retention of good people and will make all reasonable attempts to assign an employee to a psoition even if it does not match that employee's usual job description. Once a job materializes a re assignment is made. There are many corporate systems in place to help the employee with its work and to help the employee develop with training. These do help to some degree with moving up in the company.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of pressure to perform. It is this industry that creates the pressure and as a result much time needs to be dedicated to work. This business sometimes feels like you have a tiger by the tail. There is quite a bit of work to do and not always enough time to get it done. Unfortunately, we are not always given the necessary resources to accomplish the tasks we need to. Bovis has been unable to fully staff all of its projects with totally qualified people in the recent uptick in work in this east coast market place. Because of that it has placed greater burdens on those competent individuals to ensure that their projects are run properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on ways to reduce employee stress.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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