Leighton Contractors

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Leighton Contractors Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
33 Reviews
2.5
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    2015 is make or break!

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

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Direct staff in teams work well together. Strong relationships.
    Good opportunities to capitalise on synergies between Leighton Contractors and Thiess.

    Cons

    Speed of change and lack of communication is keeping morale low.
    Market is extremely competitive for 2015.
    Current "Us versus them" mentality between Leighton staff and Thiess staff in certain pockets of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest about challenges and opportunities. Staff need to see the goals if they are to buy into them.

    Management need to focus with priority on team building and encouraging relationship building between Leighton and Thiess staff. If they can achieve this, Leighton Holdings in its new structure will dominate the market.

    Performance based pay incentives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Driver in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Local Driver in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy driving come home every day.

    Cons

    Low pay easy work. But 810-840 after taxes a week just isn't enough for me!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There never around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics, cronyism and nepotism has plagued this Darwin project into a toxic environment

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

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors

    Pros

    Still has some good people left

    Cons

    HR and one or two people conspired to make their own "boys' club"
    And the management let them.
    Management use the scarce job situation as leverage, use passive aggressive bullying to let staff know that you have to do as I say or else.
    Work life balance is work much heavier than life, the work life balance slogan is just lip service.
    HR and one or two people have more say in who's hired and who's fired, and the management let them.
    Management seem to embrace pseudo intellectuals and idiot savants, accept poor performance as normative.
    Employees suffer fools in leadership, if there is one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of keeping people from leadership, try creating leadership ubiquity.
    Build your organization on a framework that builds into all team members regardless of where they sit on the org chart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Experience for carrier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Udhampur (India)
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Udhampur (India)

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leading a department with 150 team personals.

    Cons

    company values, geological condition at work place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cost control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A mixed experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leighton Contractors

    Pros

    It's a company in transition. At its best - committed colleagues, good rewards, good prospects.

    Cons

    Right now it is under new ownership and new management and times are uncertain. Perhaps the future will be rosier than the present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance may help create the right behaviours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They believe in team work and respect for others, Hence I think its good.

    Cons

    good food can be a challenge some times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No Management Skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good current projects, employee bonding over disgust for management and it's complete lack of foresight, or ability to do anything that creates value.

    Cons

    Lack of any future prospects, project management treat employees like numbers, no discretionary budget for staff morale, finance functions led by quantity surveyors with no idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after employees like they are actually people, and take a closer look at your own skill set. The wrong people head up functions, and cannot comprehend what is actually being done, let alone actually manage people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Going Down the Gurgler

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hardworking teams on the frontline

    Cons

    Inept managemt, Corrupt execs, poor decision making, poor resource redeployment/management, lack of professional development, poor communication, large staff turn over, high numbers of redundancies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with projects and staff, focus on retaining what few remaining good people you have left, adhere to your own core values of "people are the foundation of our success"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Absolute rubbish

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay are at market value

    Cons

    No Strategic Direction, Lack of skilled labor, Lack of ownership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some clarity on the end goal and work in unity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A strong sense of team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had the fortune of working on a number of fantastic projects with great teams. Each brought its own challenges but the "can do" attitude ensured project success.

    Cons

    Not as successful as hoped with winning more work. As a result, the approach taken through redeployment could have been better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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