Balfour Beatty Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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3.6
71%
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85%
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218 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent knowledge and experience with good people with good team values(in 34 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, fast paced(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, what do you expect though(in 32 reviews)

  • "Upper management is not honest about business performance(in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work all over US and UK

    Cons

    A lot of turnover at leadership level

  2. "Great place but very demanding"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Construction Superintendent in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    No shortage of work, all the training you can stand, mostly good people

    Cons

    Work life balance can be better


  3. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits. Almost all of the people I've worked with have been excellent co-workers and team members.

    Cons

    None that immediately come to mind.

  4. "All employees are disposable"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed the San Diego office and the responsibilities that came along with it. Great people on the job sites

    Cons

    Employees are not thanked or appreciated in my opinion. Every person is disposable when England says to cut heads. No matter how valuable you are they cut heads and you have to leave that day. Shocker to all that it happens to at the end of the year especially around the holidays. Very shocking and sad the cruel

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Most employees are not actually part of a major team. Top management runs its own clique."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Salary and Compensation is relatively comparable to other leading General Contractors.

    Cons

    -Training system both online and in-person is outdated, the whole system needs a makeover -Upper management is not honest about business performance. Lay-offs happen even when management boasts job security from awarded projects in Quarterly Breakfasts. - "Fellow employee" is barely a word when most people don't know you due to lack of camaraderie, it is much weaker than all the competitors. - The most confident and proficient employees came from competitive General Contractors where they received valuable training and experience. BBC does not know how to grow and develop employees internally.

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  6. "Loved making a difference with the residents"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Work Order Administrative in Fort Carson, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The other work order admins and the residents were what the job worth while. Though there were a fair share of challenging days, overall it was a great experience. Fast paced but an opportunity to learn a great set of skills!

    Cons

    Understaffed and under appreciated. It seemed that no matter how much effort I put in, management was difficult to please. If there were more people the work load would not have been so overwhelming, Too many residents and families per admin that it was almost impossible to take care of everyone's needs on a normal day.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not everyone is treated fairly"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Benefits, 401 K, free parking

    Cons

    Lots of turnovers, no work life balance, not a lot of room for advancement, very little interaction with manager

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  8. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encourages growth with complex jobs

    Cons

    Larger team makes it difficult to stand out

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  9. "It's all about the people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people who work at BB are wonderful! The company cares about training it's employees and promoting from within.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hard sometimes due to the lack of people to cover your position for vacations.

  10. "Very competitive"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Very focused on getting the job done

    Cons

    Felt like I couldn't move up

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