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Balfour Beatty Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent work life balance for a construction management company (in 12 reviews)

  • Good work environment and cares about core values (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. "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


  2. "Assistant maintenance supervisor"

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    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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    The people that work in my division are great to deal with and most are very hard working. Unusual for a mega company, the leadership actually seems to care about their employees.

    Cons

    It's a mega company so local leadership is beholden to the ideas of upper management that are hundreds of miles away.

    What's needed to win a project in terms of staffing and GC cost is rarely even in the same ballpark as what is needed to perform the project. Projects get delayed up front and rarely is there a resulting extension of time. As a result project staffing suffers and the minimal staff that is placed on the project has to pull the work load to make up for these issues.


  7. "Experience May Vary"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -If your team is competent and capable, which mine is, it's bearable. If not, you're going to have a bad time.
    -Ample vacation and sick days to use.
    -Mostly laid-back environment.

    Cons

    -Management is atrocious. Everything is very hush-hush. The company is absolutely hemorrhaging employees.
    -It isn't easy to move up in position.

    Advice to Management

    Open up and listen to employee complaints. Put competent people on job sites.

  8. "Senior PM"

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    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.


  9. "Excellent growth potential"

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    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


  10. "Leasing specialist"

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    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.


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