Leighton Group Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Full HR duties and responsibilities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Leighton Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent professional staff of engineers geologist and support staff

    Cons

    Very poor compensation for support staff, no recognition for good work or effort by top president

    Advice to Management

    Remove the top president. He is only a CFO type, poor people skills

  2. Helpful (1)

    Principal

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

    I worked at Leighton Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Not a lot of micro-managing. Good at Project Management activities for client only.

    Cons

    No mentorship. Left on your own to execute a vision. Old boys club-with most of the staff working there for over 10 years-set in their ways and not open to a new way of doing work. Not very technically strong. Hire and Fire mentality to keep old staff around. Huge turn around for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Get ride of the oldies if you want to see change and growth.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great experience, but potential for advancement is very limited and seemingly restricted.

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

    I have been working at Leighton Group full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning and mentoring from senior staff. A great stepping stone for engineering and geology professionals. Corporate leadership has great vision and adapts well to technology. Has great reputation in the industry with many long term client relationships.

    Cons

    While corporate leadership has great vision, it is often short sighted, If you are not a professional (engineer/geologist) there is little to no room for advancement regardless of education and experience. Personal growth is not encouraged and employee achievements are seldom recognized. Local office leadership is very limited and constrained by corporate.

    Compensation is stagnant and is below industry averages. Company culture is top heavy and not employee-centric.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees rather than dictate to them. Do not hold grudges against those who challenge you, rather question and challenge yourself to understand the frustrations and challenging situations you have imposed on them.

    Recognize and reward your employees. Encourage personal and professional growth via education and promotions that do not force financial sacrifices.

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  5. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Leighton Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are valued by the company. Great opportunities to advance your career. Very flexible with work and home life
    Overall thouroughly enjoyed my time with Leighton

    Cons

    Very poor ratio of female management. All senior managers that I have come into contact with are male and I do not anticipate this changing any time soon.

  6. Overall a good company, with great people to learn from.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Geologist
    Former Employee - Staff Geologist

    I worked at Leighton Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cyclical business and when the business is good you can be rewarded for hard work. Projects are fun and interesting.

    Cons

    If you have experience it helps to be an independent worker, because not much time or effort is invested in employee training. Planning and preparedness are sometimes not a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in inexperienced employees training and encourage continued training. Offer more employee incentives. Drop billing rates to become more competitive and provide room to train.

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