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Balfour Beatty Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent work life balance for a construction management company (in 12 reviews)

  • Great work balance, great people, great life, great company car (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Just a number, work life balance not prioritised (in 12 reviews)

  • sometimes upper management don't response in a timely fashion (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Senior PM"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on large projects

    Cons

    Management see no value in company loyalty.


  2. "Excellent growth potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Acquisition plans are aggressive.
    Room for career growth
    Build to last creates positive environment to recognize contributions

    Cons

    Slow approval process
    Excessive reporting

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work load of ground crew

  3. "Leasing specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    It is a fast growing company with a lot to offer every employee. It was an experience I won't forget and I was sad to leave.

    Cons

    I honestly don't think there was any.


  4. "My experience at Balfour Beatty"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility for working and studying.

    Cons

    Neptism in various parts of the business

    Advice to Management

    Good work place


  5. "Quality company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company feel for a large company. Higher ups are very personable and approachable. Many programs for career advancement. Execs take an active interest in your goals and help you achieve them. They recognize talent.

    Cons

    Nationwide leadership or worldwide leadership can come up with policy's or initiatives that can be cumbersome. Typical of large company's.


  6. "Leasing Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits; room for latteral moves inside and outside the workplace; company car to use at work; helpful team members

    Cons

    No commission; okay management; no employee discount on homes

    Advice to Management

    Don't ignore employee complaints about management


  7. "very poor with management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Eustis, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Eustis, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    they will work with your schedule. they also will give you extra hours upon request or if there is an event management will offer extra hours.

    Cons

    poor communication. if there is a problem they will take one side of the story and run with it without proof or questioning. assistant management shows favoritism and lets a certain employee does whatever she wants.

    Advice to Management

    advice to corporate !!!! you should randomly drug test each and every employee and also check your cameras because there is an employee that has been reported before and there was anything done about it that assist management knows about and there is one that takes things without permission since she first started working there as community attendant

  8. "Lack of Respect for Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some really great employees and Project Directors in the field

    Cons

    Management does not respect the employees that are in the field.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Balfour Beatty has been an experience that I am happy to have taken. It has introduced me to a new style of work and many good people.

    Cons

    Balfour Beatty definitely has some inner bureaucracy issues, as most large corporations would. Employee training could be improved to provide more consistencies among employees and various offices.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on internal training and culture. There are many good employees, but they need to be trained and maintained to create a better work culture.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Accountant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Accountant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, nice culture and people

    Cons

    Some jobsites are more remote, Project Accountants are onsite


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