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Balfour Beatty Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Safety, wellness, and work/life balance are pretty solid (in 11 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance out with main offices is not considered (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Jr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Carpenter
    Former Employee - Lead Carpenter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No room for advancement and lacking in getting a raise

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your field guys alittle more and not just your superintendent


  2. "Great local team of dedicated employees that are under paid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is strong. Front line maintenance employees are dedicated and work hard to meet the needs of military families.

    Cons

    Low pay. Front line techs and admins are paid $2-5 less than they should be in any market. Low pay leads to high turnover. Techs don't have basic materials to complete jobs. Inventory management is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Show you value front line employees by increasing wages. Stock warehouses to complete needed maintenance at military bases.


  3. "project cooridnator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    they are not gender bias.give equal opportunity ay every level.

    Cons

    created new positions that have replaced lower level positions.. If you leave and are mid management harder to return .. position is obsolete.


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  5. "Senior Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. Cares about employees. Very good training. Fun place to work. New Office.

    Cons

    Lower pay vs average. Lots of turnover recently. Office location. Lack of exposure to corporate office. Small to none bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Be more available. Outline career paths. Do what you say. Stay consistent with promotion timelines. Reward for loyalty to the company.


  6. "Draw your own conclusion!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    They'll be in business for the next 50 years.

    Cons

    There is no commission, just hourly pay.

    Advice to Management

    Open up more position when needed at a property.


  7. "Project engineer review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New challenges every day
    Room to grow
    Great leaders in the company to help mentor entry level employees

    Cons

    Recent high turnover rates in leadership
    Corporate company

    Advice to Management

    Provide more encouragement and be more transparent with the changes that are happening to be company and bonus structure.


  8. "Facility Services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Services Coordinator in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Facility Services Coordinator in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety, wellness, and work/life balance are pretty solid.
    There is room for advancement, but it depends...

    Cons

    It's a good company, but certain management types make it difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    It's just a small portion of the company , not all, but micromanaging is prevalent.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "All around great company. They really go out of their way to make employees happy."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety, Health, and Environmental Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Safety, Health, and Environmental Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent work life balance for a construction management company. Good pay, good advancement opportunities and good overall benefits. Company is committed to growing their employees.

    Cons

    The small/close family atmosphere can sometimes promote the negatives behaviors found in a common toxic family. The great close knit team camaraderie also allows negative viewpoints and gossip to pass thru the ranks uninterrupted.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid taking a single person's opinion as the final decision.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They offer a wide variety of career opportunities, and have a great company culture. They also hold high standards for on site safety, and genuinely care about the life safety / work compliance to prevent injuries and accidents to workers on site.

    Cons

    There is a large amount of pressure to work after hours and weekend days. This stresses life balance at times, and can place your family life and priorities at a compromise. Also, there is not a structured training program for experienced people crossing over from other industries, or other companies. It is easy to feel like you've been left on an "island" to learn how to succeed, learn, and grow due to the fact that there is not a set manager at times, or mentor.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a training department designed to carry new hires for the first 60 days of employment to help train new hires on best practices, day-to-day management, and to shorten learning curves. Also, have a set mentor for each employee on day one (needs to be someone proven to have the skill sets and desires to help others learn).


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Company with great potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Specialist in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Resident Specialist in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable work environment with several advancement opportunities within the company. They offer generous vacation time and floating holidays throughout the year. Balfour Beatty encourages volunteering in the community. Opportunity to earn bonuses.

    Cons

    Some of the work is redundant. You can't take maternity leave until you've been employed for an entire year. Pay is alright, but could be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Develop software that could link multiple systems together in order to eliminate redundant work.



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