Laing O'Rourke

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Laing O'Rourke Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
14 Reviews
3.3
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent company

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

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    Perth, Information Technology " Desktop Support "

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  3.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Good place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Dynamic company with talented people but work/life balance is a major issue

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    work hard, play hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dartford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dartford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke as an intern (less than an 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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Procurement Officer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Officer
    Former Employee - Procurement Officer

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, good working experience

    Cons

    line managers need apple polishing, salary ok, no bonus, labour accomodation ok, food for staff/labourers are pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better managers, not masons and carpenters from UK as managers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, give up social life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dartford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dartford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some interesting challenges on some interesting projects. Some very knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Very long hours, lots of travel, being asked to relocate 100's of miles away - frequently with less than a weeks notice. No recognition or reward for hard work. Career progression depends on who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your line managers in people management. Give line managers ability to influence pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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