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1 person found this helpful  

technically brilliant, top draw projects, global consultancy, career opps, hidden gem

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

global projects and facilities, culturally diverse, amazing well known programmes, top end technical consulting and delivery, great people - technicallyt the best, a family plc, lots of freedom, career progression for those who push - very competitive and surrounded by good people so need to get noticed. Locations.

Cons

work life balance - expect to travel, remember the home base. If Single - see the world safely! Expect to work hard. To move up you will have to get noticed and promote your success. Company doesnt do it for you.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great work, great colleagues, but senior management too focussed on short term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer

    Pros

    The work is really varied, interesting & challenging. A great place to work if your pro-active & willing to work hard. If you're good then you'll be given responsibility. The quality of colleagues is high (technically & also geenrally good people).

    Immediate few layers of management is typically good.

    Cons

    Very senior management too focussed on short-term & management by metrics.

    Very senior management sometimes ram through poor decisions without consulting their own internal expertise.

    If engineers give an estimate for a quote & you think it's too high, then discuss it with them - don't just cut it in half & then hold them to account when they overspend.

    Repeated below inflation pay-rises, even if your performance is consistently rated high in your annual appraisal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shareholder value will be better met by thinking & acting longer term - stop taking short-term decisions that hurt projects or the company just to hit half-year results. Please think a bit longer term & invest internally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very satisfying, a great place to work but lacklustre salary and higher management too focussed on money and not quality

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Shoreham-by-Sea, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoreham-by-Sea, England (UK)

    Pros

    Very competent on the ground. Extremely nice/competent/professional people to work with and genuinely very interesting. If you want to do something, and are proactive about it, those around you and management will generally be very helpful. A really great place to work. The knowledge you gain will also be invaluable.

    Cons

    The salary is poor and higher management have got it all wrong. Their focus seems to be on time and money, rather than quality and it's gradually taking its toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Their attitude to nurturing the talent, both in good times and bad is appalling and they have lost a lot of good people. I want them to do well, but unless some attitudes change near the top, their reputation and business will suffer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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