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Balfour Beatty Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent work life balance for a construction management company (in 13 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)

  • It's a mega company so local leadership is beholden to the ideas of upper management that are hundreds of miles away (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Functional employee"

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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

    It's the people that make the great culture

    Cons

    There really isn't anything I can say

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work of asking questions and being interested in your direct reports.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large complex projects offer a rewarding challenge

    Cons

    Corporate Management does not value its people or their loyalty

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people

  3. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work outside, good pay, chance for advancement

    Cons

    Away from home. Live in motels

    Advice to Management

    stop treating employees like animals


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Undesclosed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Peers, team players at field level.

    Cons

    Upper management in turmoil, lots of people jumping ship


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant maintenance supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Diverse work environment with good pay

    Cons

    Too little time to properly complete some of the repairs

    Advice to Management

    Remember that quality is just as important as quantity


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work / life balance
    Company focused on employee engagement which made it an enjoyable work place
    Plenty of room for career advancement
    Fair compensation and really great 401K match and benefits package

    Cons

    Top leadership in London
    The "bonus plan" that is tied to unrealistic profit margins

    Advice to Management

    If you agree to a bonus plan, stick to the terms of the bonus plan. That is money that individuals factor into their personal budgets, so when you take that money away it can severely alter your employee's standard of living.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team to work with, willing to help you grow fast.

    Cons

    Not a sponsor for working VISA anymore, so cannot go back and be a full time.

  8. "Satisfied Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Balfour has a strong inclusive company culture. Cares about it's employees and safety

    Cons

    I'll have to think on this one


  9. "You're a number only"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Field people are awesome but mgmt could care less about them. It's only about numbers

    Cons

    Last quarter they(London head office) always tell all how profitable the Co is Then they ALWAYS PROCEED to lay off great people to make numbers. Done in a very rude,crude way leaving employees in shock and existing employees scared so many search for another Co and jump ship

    Advice to Management

    Employees,are people NOT NUMBERS


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Resident Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    It is a job. You get paid.

    Cons

    Corporate does not care about their employees, and care even less about their residents.


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