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Bovis Lend Lease Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Depends on the team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company reputation and high profile projects
    Valuable experience
    Culture and company traditions

    Cons

    Experience is not consistent through out the business, you may love it or hate it depending on the team you are on
    No work life balance
    No structured training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring consistency to the global business
    Invest in people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not the same company it used to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager II in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager II in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

    Pros

    - exposure to great projects...
    - great people

    Cons

    - Too much overhead - the PM's in the field have to support a huge level of executive overhead, making market competitiveness difficult.
    - Too many talented people have left and went to other companies, all that are left are salesmen and business developers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look back to what made you great in the past. Look to what they are doing in the UK and AUS.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Brutal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    N/A

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

    Pros

    Working on High rises can seem exciting.

    Cons

    Management doesn't properly recognize strength & weakness in employees and at times the wrong people become managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Project Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Ok place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    What has happened?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great Benefits, Management needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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
  11.  

    Precon Manager II

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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