Lend Lease

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Lend Lease Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
71 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedules, great benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Lend Lease had a positive and supporting culture and some of the talented people from that era survive (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Claims of "work-life balance" until they need you to work overtime - which is always (in 3 reviews)

  • Very heavy work load and very long hours with very high demand for results (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    A good company to intern with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lend Lease as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern I found myself surrounded by intelligent people that were generous with their time to help a non-experienced worker. Pay was excellent for an intern.

    Cons

    The company is so expansive and established that it is difficult, at least for an intern, to feel that they are actually having an impact.

  2.  

    Great Company and great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lend Lease

    Pros

    Company really cares about their employees. Opportunities are always available if you work hard. Great learning opportunities and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Management procedures are very complex and not efficient for the type of work we do. Need to be much less conservative if we are to be successful in the construction market.

  3.  

    Internship- Los Angeles

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lend Lease

    Pros

    People are really great to work with and really easy to get along with! They want you to get a good experience so if you want to do something let them know and you can do it!

    Cons

    Your work load can be very minimal especially when people get really busy.

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  5.  

    It is a very driven company in the construction industry.

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

    I have been working at Lend Lease

    Pros

    There are very hard working and intelligent project managers and superintendents that work for Lend Lease. Everyone for the most part is willing to help and teach as long as you are willing to put in effort.

    Cons

    Pay is not up to standard for the amount of work needed to be done. Being such a large company, there are too many requirements to complete simple everyday tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate some of the processes (i.e. - contract process, safety requirements etc.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Stable and interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multiple challenging projects. Flexible schedules, great benefits.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow decision making by management, don't always choose most qualified for a specific assignmentt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency and honesty with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Wonderful!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Lend Lease as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very professional atmosphere with an option to learn more. No high turnover because they treat employees with great respect.

    Cons

    They don't have high turnover hard to get in on regular salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great Projects to Work On

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

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to work on prominent projects in the chicagoland area, then this is the company to work for. This company owns a huge market of the vertical construction in chicago.

    Cons

    long hours, very demanding. Most of my team was fairly new to the company so it was difficult to work together and understand the companies systems and process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mentorship programs would be extremly helpful to new hires.

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Lend Lease in the US.

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

    I worked at Lend Lease full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They do have a lot of training available both on line and in groups, Management does not micro manage on site projects, Has a good attitude to assist with additional man power if requested and needed, Empowers their team and holds accountable, Honest review and very helpful for building a better leader, completive salary and benefits, promotes within their own people per office.

    Cons

    Too paperwork heavy, Superintendents are so bogged down they cant manage the field QC and overall construction of a project as needed and held accountable when either fall behind which is unfair and requires extreme OT to even make ends meet. PM's not held accountable enough for timely execution of their duties, GMR's are making Lend Lease not completive with other top Companies and causing undue cost to Subcontractors and adding time to the project which are not followed on most sites anyway "until Upper Management of Safety comes on site" then even at that not followed. Upper management comes to visit and picks project apart and very little good comments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really, US doesn't have any say in policy or procedure, all dictated from another country and no one is about to rock the boat. Seams that Lend Lease is not interested in maintaining their construction in the US and not only pricing themselves out of being competitive but with the rules and paperwork policies Owners are also beginning to see that Lend Lease is not what it once was.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Project Accountant- Construction Management Firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Pay is consistent with industry average.

    Cons

    Policies take too long to be passed down to the construction project level. By the time changes reach the project level they're outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align individual growth, career advancement and performance with compensation increases. Cut some of the red tape and institute proper changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reputation for doing big jobs but leadership and trustworthiness is lacking

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

    I have been working at Lend Lease

    Pros

    Good pay

    Usually takes in 2-3 year projects which creates stability at your position

    Chance to work with some very smart people who can build just about any size project

    Cons

    If you don't rub elbows with the right people you can consider yourself an outsider and thus expendable

    Work very long hours and they expect weekends as well, even if a project is on schedule

    The management and leadership vibe can be very secretive and create a feeling of separation from those who are "in" and those who are "out".

    Expectations are high, depending on who you are working with, even if the leaders of a project don't hold themselves to the same levels of expectations.

    Safety is a huge factor with this company, almost to the point where it feels it is a safety company trying to do construction, not the other way around. Safety is important but common sense has to be used when planning and performing work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to better communicate with employees so there is not such a feeling of uncertainty and separation.

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