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Balfour Beatty Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1909
Company - Public (BBY)
Construction
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Carillion, Skanska, Amey
Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. We finance, develop, build and maintain the vital infrastructure that we all depend on.
With more than 100 years of experience in delivering highly complex infrastructure projects, we know how to operate ... Read more

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Leo Quinn
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  • "Cash is not always king"

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    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Diversified construction portfolio, in business for a very long time with good references and impressive body of work

    Cons

    UK based parent company impacts US based projects, reporting, and financials. When in trouble a few years ago, they reorganized upper management and cut workforce, stating cash is king philosophy via new CEO.

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Balfour Beatty Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Balfour Beatty in May 2017.

    Interview

    Simple phone interview. Asked about previous experience and why I would be good for the job. Hired by the end of the same week. Too easy for unqualified applicants. No real requirements.

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Company Updates

  • Our experts joined the charity Bridges to Prosperity to build a 48 metre suspension bridge in Rwanda. Working in challenging conditions, we replaced the existing, unsafe structure with a sturdy, permanent bridge to connect the community. #expertengineers http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQaCs

    Building Bridges to Prosperity

    Our experts joined the charity Bridges to Prosperity to build a 48 metre suspension bridge in Rwanda. Working in challenging conditions, we replaced the existing, unsafe structure with a sturdy, permanent bridge to connect the community. With subtitles. #expertengineers

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Balfour Beatty Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012

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