Laing O'Rourke Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Good pay but they bully and treat very bad their staff.Worked for them at Heathrow and I could not believe the lack of

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    Current Employee - Groundwork in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Groundwork in Heathrow, England (UK)

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke

    Pros

    Good pay the only good thing

    Cons

    Lack of health and safety (big times),people forced to work long hours with 1 break.They don't care about nobody.Some people had to travel 3 hours to work each way and then expected to do 11 hr shift. plenty of accidents on site and no measure taken. They have good connection as nobody pick on them.Any other company and site will be close long time ago.If they can do this on big sites where public attention is on them can't imagine what is happening on smaller ones.They care only about money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To think at people before money,and stop being bullies just because they can.Business can be done in many ways without forgetting about being human

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. A large UK presense, innovative in technology and an encouraging culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (South Africa)

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Awesome xmas parties.

    Cons

    Expectations of very long hours. When projects end, unless there is another project you may not have another position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fatigue management is a big factor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Perth, Information Technology " Desktop Support "

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay for the position

    Cons

    Managers want suggestions but never take anything on board.
    Management do not listen
    Higher up management is all very incestuous
    Work colleagues are no help
    No acknowledgement for good staff
    Company values are a bunch of lies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For starters you do not need

    1. Service desk team leader
    2. Customer services manager

    Remove one of these potions

    Make up your mind on what you want the position to be, before you advertise for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Excellent company

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    Current Employee - Factory Manager
    Current Employee - Factory Manager

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities
    fantastic ethical values
    great future

    Cons

    None, very professional company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good all round experience, training, autonomy and benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance difficult due to pressures of the job but that's the same for any construction company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good place to start a career

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    Current Employee - National Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - National Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great personalities
    - Supportive environment
    - Superior safety culture

    Cons

    - High staff turnover
    - Lack of structure in some departments
    - Disconnect between processes and staff actions onsite
    - Not the most competitive salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time in developing and retaining your people - They are your biggest key assets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Dynamic company with talented people but work/life balance is a major issue

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse global projects
    Dynamic and quick to seize opportunities
    Talented & experienced people
    Great team atmosphere on projects
    Very good safety culture

    Cons

    Generally poor on professional development (aside from internal systems)
    Poor on work life balance
    A culture that favours big personalities/egos and tends to forget/ignore the quiet achievers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a better work/life balance is not found then staff retention and turnover will continue to be an issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. work hard, play hard

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Leader in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    inspirational CEO, talented people, exceptional drive and vision, industry leading innovations,
    strong client focus, commercially savvy, bold and pioneering, decisive and determined

    Cons

    process crazy, invests in training without retaining key people, HR fumbles, IT struggles,

    overstretched everywhere, imposes on loyal staff, talks and acts tough,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value people to build loyalty amongst mid termers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great environment!

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dartford, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dartford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Teams are very friendly and encouraging
    2. Better salary than other companies
    3. opportunities to work in different teams and fields

    Cons

    HR and IT are slow in process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Extremely Methodical, rich experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke

    Pros

    Good for gaining experience by involving in world class projects

    Cons

    Pay increment is not upto mark

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