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Updated Feb 15, 2014

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3.5 8 reviews

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Costain CEO and Director Andrew Wyllie

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    one of best

    Civil Engineer (Current Employee) Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsThe company that takes excellent care of its employees

    ConsNo downside of working for Costain

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Supportive of my ambitions and flexible when i needed it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAllowed me to follow my interest areas when developing my career & allowed me to be flexible with working hours when i needed this to help with child care

    ConsSmall scale business for the type of work i was involved with

    Advice to Senior ManagementDifferent parts of the business should be allowed to have their own identity and be allowed to play to their strengths to provide best performance to the group.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Essential experience for a developing career in Engineering

    Temporary Works Designer (Current Employee) Maidenhead, England (UK)

    ProsPeople are very friendly and helpful.
    Pay is good.
    Overall experience is fruitful.

    ConsCan sometimes be extremely boring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on interns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience was good and fruitful

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Lagos (Nigeria)

    ProsEqual opportunity for every one and motivation to grow

    ConsSalaries and benefits were not good enough

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    Overall it is OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Maidenhead, England (UK)

    ProsGreat place to work. Good colleagues make it fun.

    ConsBad team management. Senior management do not listen to staff. Difficult to get time off when I need it (i.e. with my family)

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more respect for the teams doing the work and listen to the feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of unhappy people in this place

    Field Expeditor (Former Employee) Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsLocation is OK
    Salary and benefits package are OK

    ConsCompany is stuck in the 80-s, way behind current industry technological and procedural standards
    No Senior management vision or direction
    Company values are waffle with no substance to it
    No system in place for anything, project work can be described with one word- Chaos.
    Employees are not valued and can be let go for any reason in a very abrubt manner.
    there is a general negative atmosphere, a lot of frustrations, swearing in the office etc. A lot of ignorant and often rude people full of their own self-importance particularly in middle management
    No Air Conditioning
    Overall very bad experience and would not recommend this company neither to prospective vendors, nor Clients, nor job seekers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Engineer

    Graduate Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking Oustide
    Always with a good team
    Great at training you up
    Responsability given early
    Flexibility around day to day activities

    ConsUnnecessary pressure as management provides little guidance
    Every job requires at least four nights a week on site
    Job changes every 3-4 years

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Implementing Best Practice

    Document Control Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsVariety of Projects and training

    ConsLittle HR support. Different salaries for staff in same position

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo be more forward looking & not implement good practice when problems arise.

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