GVA Grimley Reviews

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  • Very friendly company which has evolved

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GVA Grimley as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are very approachable at all levels including senior management. Opportunities to get involved in lots of projects and make a name for yourself.

    Cons

    Company uses email to excess to communicate, when picking up the phone would work better and resolve issues more quickly. Company has evolved over the years and lacks good management. Workloads can be excessive. The team I was in had a management style of command and control which is very outdated, other business units worked more collaboratively.

    Advice to Management

    Office culture varies between offices. I was in the Birmingham office. Management is reactive not proactive. Try to promote working collaboratively, you get better results.


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    Graduate Surveyor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GVA Grimley (London, England (UK)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I originally applied online for their graduate scheme and was called back the same day and offered an interview. The interview was held with an HR Manager and the Director of the department in which I was to be placed. The interview consisted of background questions; - Why a career in property - Related work experience Job related questions - Brush up on development appraisals, how would you break back to a land value figure to make an offer given a development final figure. - Market knowledge, how is the market? What is stopping transactions at the moment? - How do you keep up with what is happening in the market? - Deals done by the company, what do you know about them? - What do you know about the company? - What % would a developer take as profit on a typical project?

    Interview Questions

    • What % would a developer take in a typical project?   1 Answer
    • What is the main thing stopping the market from picking up in your opinion?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I think in a market that we are in at the moment, and especially given that this is a graduate role, you NEED to stress that the money is not the motivator, the excellent training available within a large corporate company with dedicated advisers needs to be top of your list.

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Website www.gvagrimley.co.uk
Headquarters Birmingham, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Real Estate
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Savills, Knight Frank

GVA Grimley is the go-to guy for UK property advice. The firm provides property consultancy services to owners, tenants, developers, investors, lenders, and landowners through a network of more than a dozen offices located throughout the UK. Acquisitions, sales and development, building consultancy, corporate occupier services, and investment advice are just a few offerings among its array of services aimed at both public- and private-sector clients. Its client roster has included the likes of BHP Billiton, Ernst & Young, and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. GVA ... More

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