GVA Grimley
3.5 of 5 4 reviews
www.gvagrimley.co.uk London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 3, 2014

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Rob Bould

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    Professional company with high standards, diverse client base and increased cross business unit selling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBusy, rewarding working environment. New challenges and opportunities daily supported by some forward thinking senior directors.

    ConsStressful due to unrealistic workloads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with all stakeholders prior to client pitches to ensure alignment and to enable high standard delivery.

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

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    Lean years, ill managed

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood solid brand, corporate reputation helps with clients. Quality staff across the organisation in varied fields and parts of the UK.

    ConsCertain teams are notoriously unpleasant to work in, especially within PDR (planning, dev & regen). There is no guarantee of senior support for or loyalty to junior staff. The sense is that some people will cope with that, others will self-eject.

    Collaboration is almost unheard of. Expect to see fiefdoms, turf wars, different teams competing for the same work, personal conflict, people who've never spoken to colleagues etc. Asking colleagues to tell you about what their projects involve can result in vagueness and suspicion.

    I was there over the recession and there were almost weekly redundancies, without explanation or any sense of strategy. Managers seem to have no natural instinct for anything other than project management and sales, and evidently they get no training in leading actual human beings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet a strategic plan for the company, publicise it and pursue it.
    Get rid of toxic master/apprentice model in PDR.
    Communicate personnel plans, rather than leaving the Mark of Death to hang in the air above weaker team members.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A fantastic career platform

    Senior Surveyor (Current Employee)

    ProsA family culture with major support from all areas

    ConsHardly any as far as I am concerned

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing

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

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    Lacks appreciation for employees and any attempt at flexible working

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsGood job security, plenty of career progression for those in the right jobs, and decent pension payments and 5 weeks annual leave. It's a professional company and those who work there are good at what they do.

    ConsAnyone outside the normal remit (ie admin, central services, accounts etc), are all stuck in a big black hole with nowhere to go, and no-one to care that we might have career aspirations. Training is minimal (again, unless you're a surveyor), and you're expected to be happy with low salary increase, no increase in responsibility and absolutely nowhere to go in terms of a career. Flexibility is nil, unless you're a parent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease acknowledge that people at all levels of the organisation have personal lives, dreams and aspirations for their career, and a need for variety and interest in their jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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