Lend Lease

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Lend Lease Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
56 Reviews
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    Lend Lease in the US.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Superintendent I
    Former Employee - Superintendent I

    I worked at Lend Lease full-time for 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
  2.  

    Project Accountant- Construction Management Firm

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    Current Employee - Project Accountant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reputation for doing big jobs but leadership and trustworthiness is lacking

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    • 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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  5.  

    Used to be better with 'Bovis'

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Active, engaging work usually involving high profile projects. High-end marketing but uncomfortable internal politics.

    Cons

    Restructuring and combining all 'Lend Lease' companies (such as Bovis and Actus) created one "Lend Lease" with significant internal clashes and turf battles. They have been shrinking for years and have lost a lot of really good talented people. It was a much better company when it was Bovis Lend Lease.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management seems to surround themselves only with yes-men.
    This makes them insulated, out of touch and generally clueless about important issues.
    They used to go on sincere 'listening tours' and send out employee satisfaction surveys and address low scoring items the next year (as Bovis). They haven't done that in a long, long time and it seems like they (Lend Lease) doesn't really care anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Best place ever to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lend Lease

    Pros

    Commitment to military families, live the values, great leadership, community involvement, great benefits from not just typical medical, dental and vision but also health and wellness bonuses.

    Cons

    It's downtown do you must deal with the commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing!

  7.  

    Unorganized, with poor communication and lack of ability to drive consistent forward progress of goals.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lend Lease

    Pros

    You are building newer and better housing for our men and women serving to protect and defend us all

    Cons

    Inexperienced senior management. No training. No support. All departments operate within their own swim lanes and do not cross support each other to mutually achieve company objectives and goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When harassment cases are reported to HR do not dismiss them. At least follow up so good people are not lost.

  8.  

    Good and Bad

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Various
    Former Employee - Various

    I worked at Lend Lease full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice projects. Some really excellent, intelligent people. Very safety conscious. High gloss marketing. They have an attractive, prepared 'talk' that they don't always 'walk'.

    Cons

    Tendency to be clannish and secretive. Restructuring has created negative dynamics (fearful and insecure). Some major-league ego maniacs and power trippers resulting in back-biting and in-fighting. Horrible for women at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to get honest feedback from all aspects of the business instead of relying on sycophants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Safety is a priority but keeping staff is not.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lend Lease

    Pros

    There are very talented people at Lend Lease. Their repuation for safety is incredible, and ingrained to all employees.

    Cons

    The company has lost 30 plus employees in the New York office, some of which have been with the company for 20 years. It seemed that every week 1 to 3 people have left the company. The company made little to no attempt to keep employees on the brink of leaving.

  10.  

    Excellent and Great Place to Work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lend Lease for less than a year

    Pros

    Everybody is very friendly and willing to help. Despite the big firm, the office is very close and personal.

    Cons

    There weren't really any cons. The people were great and the work was challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    All good things come to an end; run away from working in the ICT area of this company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time

    Pros

    You have to try very hard to get fired.
    There still some good long-timers around to pick up the slack of less talented new-comers.
    If you can converse well, and write legibly, you will find it easy to get a job. Technical skills aren't as important despite the roles being offered.

    Cons

    Too many managers fighting for recognition, leading to confusion around priorities.
    Spineless management when it comes to dealing with problems.
    Micro-management hell, by too many people who don't know what they are talking about.
    Two faced policies - what is "said is expected" is different to "what is expected". Claims of "work-life balance" until they need you to work overtime - which is always.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This used to be a great company to work for, but so much goodwill has been eroded that I think it will be difficult to get back with the current players. Time to turn over all management or all technicians (or both) and start fresh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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