Fletcher Building Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fletcher Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees passionate people. Starting to understand the power of divisions working together, collaborating with each The pay well.

    Cons

    The current culture is very poor. Middle management working long hours, the CE's don't seem to be too concerned. If you have lemons, allow management to move them on. The CEO hasn't quite understood the value of teamwork, 99% of his speeches is about what you (the employee) can do for him. Went through a downsizing last year and has gone too lean - being run by accountants.

    Advice to Management

    Really listen to what's been said in the employee surveys and make the needed HR investments., invest in quality employees.


  2. Great. FB helps with your personal brand.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Fletcher Building full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have the trust or belief of your senior management, then you can do what you want. I have been very fortunate through careful planning of my career and my bosses, to get myself a very senior role where I can restructure a company and build my personal brand. Training is great. I have used that to my benefit. After several GM roles in NZ, I have now outgrown that country and am busy restructuring an Australian distribution business. This is great for my career.

    Cons

    The CEO is inconsistent. We don't seem to be very clear as to whet we are trying to achieve. i may be having a bad month, but it feels like we are in a state of constant change.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent. Stop employing friends to key positions and listen to the GM's.

    Fletcher Building Response

    Feb 1, 2015 – GM HR Systems & Recruitment

    The company believes this review has been posted by an individual impersonating a senior manager in our company. Please consider this view when reading this post. S.Spence, GM HR Systems ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    Just because Fletcher's is the biggest, does not make us the best.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer

    I have been working at Fletcher Building

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Largest construction company in New Zealand provides access to some of the most interesting projects around. The Fletcher empire has everything you might need here in construction. Because of its size, its a great place to exist as an Engineer if you are average in abilities and ambition. Promotion will come with time served. There are also some great people to work with and good managers. It can just be hit and miss.

    Cons

    Being the largest construction company in New Zealand and encumbant firm. The company's rhetoric and literature is of ingenuity, adaptability and continual progress. The reality is often quite different - and is entrenched all the way up to senior management. Being the largest firm with access to resources no other firm in New Zealand has, Fletcher Building relies on its size. In any other larger and more developed country it would not survive as it currently does or be the firm of choice.

    Advice to Management

    With the huge range of skills and abilities that Fletcher has in it's people, particularly Engineers and skilled tradesmen - ingenuity and performance should be better valued. New Zealand and Fletcher's wonder why so many are crossing the ditch. A lot of the answer lies at home.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Still Green

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)

    I have been working at Fletcher Building

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities in terms of education and support, not only for staff but their dependents as well.

    Cons

    Divisions are quite separate - not much room for work between them, quite inefficient


  6. It is ok

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Fletcher Building

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are big and famous. Have so much resource

    Cons

    Not much opportunity in IT area


  7. Transitioning

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technical Project Lead in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Contractor - Technical Project Lead in Auckland (New Zealand)

    I have been working at Fletcher Building as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity with the amount of transitional change happening

    Cons

    Frustrating environment to achieve results in due to number of changes needing decisions from leaders

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and share the strategic decisions more openly


  8. FB review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fletcher Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    international reach, diverse businesses, people

    Cons

    not as fast business as it could be


  9. On the right path

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)

    I have been working at Fletcher Building full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a big global business which does create opportunity to develop your career in a number of ways. I love the values of the company and the fact they really do want to make a positive contribution to the communities we are in. It's a very down to earth culture where you can be yourself.

    Cons

    It's still a business in transition which creates loads of opportunity but you've got to be happy in environment of change and be pretty resilient. With so many different businesses it's hard to build a single culture and to communicate effectively across all.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership group are generally excellent - they just need to maintain the pace and keep people on board.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Large successful NZ company that is going through important change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Auckland (New Zealand)

    I have been working at Fletcher Building as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities Capable and strong leadership

    Cons

    Going through a difficult change from being decentralised to more centralised for some functions. Capability in some management positions is not great, but is starting to change

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, don't lose the faith



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