Bilfinger Berger

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Bilfinger Berger Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
13 Reviews
3.4
13 Reviews
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    CapEx Management Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bilfinger Berger as an intern

    Pros

    + High level of responsibility
    + Very good and friendly team
    + Good growth opportunities within the company
    + International opportunities (Europe, Asia, Africa, US)

    Cons

    - nothing really comes to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If you are middle class, male and German then this company is for you!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bilfinger Berger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In the PPP division access to senior management was good, they were approachable and friendly and had a less traditional attitude.

    The company seems to have a lot of money compared to others.

    Cons

    PPP division: employees and senior managers who performed poorly were not managed or dealt with, leading to poor leadership and low morale.
    Head office: it is a very middle-class, male, Caucasian, hierarchical culture. Employee engagement is not effective, especially during a time when it matters most - in a major organisational re-structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In everything you do, think about your employees and customers, not yourselves!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    People and processes can´t catch up with business development.

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    Current Employee - Leading Circle III Job  in  Mannheim (Germany)
    Current Employee - Leading Circle III Job in Mannheim (Germany)

    I have been working at Bilfinger Berger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    widely spread job opportunities, it is possible to switch between legal entities and even between areas of job type. If wanted, international mobility is possible. Local and legal entities are highly independent and strong.

    Cons

    Company comes from typical civil engineering structures of business and mid market. Maturity of business processes is worse than poor. C-Level and leading circles sit in ivory tower and is not able to come down to earth and talk to the crackerjacks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not fly on 30,000 feet all the time, but come down, hitch up your knickers, ask your employees how to do business and get out of dependence of all that "consultants" with the famous 3 or 4 characters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very poor company

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    Current Employee - Site Manager  in  Lincoln, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Lincoln, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bilfinger Berger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Unfortunately not many positives to disclose.

    Cons

    Not many as the senior staff do not communicate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of the ivory towers and communicate with the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managing Director / CFO of Business Unit

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    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at Bilfinger Berger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial Culture, Compensation is ok

    Cons

    Career Opportunities, Work Life Balance, limited understanding in Senior Board of strategic business requirements, awful communication and Change culuture (no engagement)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop HR Strategy, improve communication and Engagement of Senior board to employees,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some old men, very traditional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bilfinger Berger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - if you work in one of the headquarters, a lot of benefits
    - new computers / laptops,
    - free soft-drinks
    - food-allowance
    - regular events

    Cons

    - traditional mind set, you will not find many women, especially not women in leading positions. many "jokes"
    - hierarchy, hierarchy, hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come on guys, you want to be cool from the outside (new fancy label), so get fancy on the inside! motivate people, empower them, no whatter how they look / what gender they have / what nationality!

    less hierarchy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Loads of potential.....they just need to realise it!

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Grangemouth, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grangemouth, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Bilfinger Berger as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, good line management, interesting work, competitive pay given market conditions

    Cons

    Poor planning, commercially selling themselves short, lack of procedures and control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to solve the problems by employing more managers and just deal with the fundimental issues!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employer, who was always good to me

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Mannheim (Germany)
    Former Employee - Manager in Mannheim (Germany)

    I worked at Bilfinger Berger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good pay, international opportunities, impressive portfolio

    Cons

    somtimes political, but generally no negative experiences

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look after your folks

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very setisfied to work for Bilfinger Berger

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Mokren (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mokren (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at Bilfinger Berger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are correct, give good chances for realisation and respectful for their employees

    Cons

    there is none of them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    "Good place for beginners"

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Bilfinger Berger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot of skills can be gained while working with this company

    Cons

    Gains & Loss depends upon the person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should think a little more to the emplyees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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