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"Good Company if you can get past management"

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Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Most of the project team members are good people who will support you in your job. Employees here are knowledgeable and work professionally. There is a good focus on ensuring the safety of employees and subcontractors but sometimes it seems if the goal is to meet performance objectives rather than to actually work safely. If you can work with a good team it is a great place to be but there are many not so good teams.

Cons

Managers are not interested in employee development and will not focus on teaching new skills. On many projects there is an attitude of elitism where head managers will not share information or opportunities with employees. There seems to be a loose code of ethics with many managers trying to get benefits from subcontractors. Senior management is mostly invisible and will not be available to address questions or concerns about the company.

Advice to Management

Focus on developing new employees and involving all team members in projects. There could be quite a bit of work done towards improving company and jobsite communications. Quite a bit of effort is being put into saying that this is a great company but there is very little real action being put in place to make it a great company.

Other Employee Reviews for Balfour Beatty

  1. Helpful (2)

    "stressful, unorganized"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice office, able to complete work when VP is out, good coffee, ample amount of space to work, parking really close to office

    Cons

    It is all up to the mood of the boss that dictates the day. Mistakes are not allowed when it happens you are talked to like a 3 year old!!

    Advice to Management

    anger management would help, treat others with respect as you want to be treated. learn the basic steps of communication listen with your ears first and dont twist the sentence around to demean the person talking.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A pompous org with no room for growth or change"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many events held all year long. The CEO is very friendly and attends all company events. It is a small office/company, which some people might like the benefits of working in.

    Cons

    Growth opportunties arent's just limited, they are non-existent. Jobs are often not even posted internally and the politics in applying for a new position make it not even worth it. Management has no concept of the cost of human capital and work life balance. They set schedules for new projects and even monthly deliverables with no regard for the employee or the hours it will take to reach a deadline. This company does not valuable its people. Additionally, the management needs training on how to perform performance reviews and just on how to lead. The culture here needs a major overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    The only way to save this company and culture is to fire all the managers and start over. Providing beer and wine to employees does not make up for lack of growth and work life balance.

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