Vinci Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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    VINCI PLC - working in the dark ages

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Solihull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Solihull, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vinci

    Pros

    As part of VINCI PLC, one has the comfort of having a large parent company looking after them.

    Cons

    The leadership at VINCI PLC his highly autocratic, with a strong 'David Joyce' says jump and you say 'how high?' mentality. If you are not a manager then you don't get to park close to the office, nor are you welcome in the manager's corridor. Only come here when invited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy it while you can

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good experience

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

    I have been working at Vinci full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent Salary and Exposure, Good opportunities for exposure to large scale projects worldwide.

    Cons

    Limited advancement for non French citizens

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Laid back environment, not very corporate, has old public sector feel to it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vinci for less than a year

    Pros

    Would suit a nine to fiver, non-aggressive environment, laid back approach.

    Cons

    Too slow in progress. Most employees are middle aged and do not have typical London corporate drive. Boring , grey, drab office environment. Curfew imposed on internet use. No voicemail facility on phones so everyone picks up eachother calls! No mobiles/blackberry/s given unless you are senior managment. Not much recognition for modern methods of working - home/remote working. Hours are 8.45am - 5pm with 45min lunch. Generally boring place for young go getter types! But would suit a close to retirement nine to fiver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good overall experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vinci as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - A lot of people are willing to help you learn
    - As an intern, work-life balance is easily manageable
    - Competitive salary/benefits as an intern
    - Eager and motivated candidates are easily scouted

    Cons

    - Lack of proper specific mentoring
    - Just another cog in the system
    - Politics at upper management level inevitably trickles down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Young recruits are more often than not willing to put in the extra effort - management should channel that by nurturing new talent and showing they do care (follow up, mid internship assessment, career orientation interviews...)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vinci full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely professional, lots of investment in people.

    Cons

    Take a while to get thins sorted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quicker turn around on implementing ideas and listen to front line feedbck, it's invaluable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    If you are a challenging person, we would be glab you to join the team.

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    Current Employee - External Works Engineer  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - External Works Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Vinci

    Pros

    Team work is the law for all involved in.
    High company references level gives it high opportunities to carry out exciting construction projects.
    Community of VCGP employees is gravitating arround the world from a project to another, reinforcing company strength by its 'embedded network'.

    Cons

    Free time consuming.
    Better challenge positions at competitor's.
    Difficult balance between private and professional life
    Too much independance may lead to engage ourself (and others) on wrong path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of what is being learned by junior management, as current juniors are tomorrow's seniors.
    This is the best, most efficient and affordable way to elevate company skills to undertake challenging projects.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Caissier de péage comme un job étudiant Cashier on tollbooth as a student job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vinci

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bon salaire pour les étudiants, pas stressant

    Good salary for student, not stressful

    Cons

    Les heures de travail peuvent être distribuées de façon aléatoire

    Working hours can be randomly provided

  9.  

    Merveilleuse expérience Wonderful experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vinci

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Les projets sont vraiment intéressants et la connaissance des employés est unique. Ils travaillent de façon professionnelle et vous devez creuser de plus en plus profondément dans les fondations. Vous ne pouvez pas sortir de là sans savoir presque tout su

    The projects are really interesting and the employees' knowledge is unique. They work in a Professional way and you get to delve deeper and deeper into construction. You can't get out of it without knowing almost everything on construction practices.

    Cons

    Beaucoup de labeur et de dévouement. Cela ne vous conviendra pas à moins que vous n'appréciez réellement l'ingénierie civile et la construction.

    A lot of hardwork and dedication. You wouldn't fit there unless you really enjoy civil engineering and construction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    En tant que stagiaire : pas trop de pression, ambiance de travail agréable, collègues amicaux. As an internee - Not too much pressure, nice working environment, friendly colleagues

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    Former Employee - Assistant  in  Rueil-Malmaison (France)
    Former Employee - Assistant in Rueil-Malmaison (France)

    I worked at Vinci as an intern for less than a year

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Collèges amicaux (J'ai eu la chance de travailler dans un petit département.)

    Friendly colleagues (I had the chance to work in a small department)

    Cons

    En tant que stagiaire la paye n'est pas énorme.

    Je n'ai pas eu la chance de continuer sur un CDI.

    as an internee the pay isn't great
    didn't get the chance to pursue a permanent work contract

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunités à saisir chez un des leaders mondiaux du facility

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    Current Employee - Veille Stratégique  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Veille Stratégique in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Vinci part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    VINCI est un groupe mondial présent sur les marchés de la construction (bâtiments, des infrastructures publics) et de la gestion des aménagements.

    Cons

    Grande entité et marge d'évolution pour l'intégration de sa culture d'entreprise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuer de répandre au maximum les best pratices dans les différentes filiales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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