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Faithful + Gould Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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Faithful + Gould CEO - Worldwide Operations Donald Lawson
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Pros
  • Good benefits other than the salary (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people to get on with and there are opportunities of international travel within the groups (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I work contract on project for ExxonMobil, haven't worked for F&G long enough to have any cons (in 9 reviews)

  • You are simply a number and a way to make money for the greedy members of upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Entrepreneurial spirit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent, skilled staff. Entrepreneurial mindset. Interesting projects. Good benefits and comp package. Great work opportunities and support to travel. Management often promotes from within.

    Cons

    Lots of changes to manage. Subject to larger corporate overhead and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working towards shared processes. Increase communication with non-management staff.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "FCA Assessor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilit Asessor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Facilit Asessor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Difficult to write something here.

    Cons

    Management lie most of the time to employees and clients. Difficult to trust them.

    Advice to Management

    Change out management if you want results.


  3. "Construction Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, friendly and helpful coworkers. Opportunity to travel or relocate to other locations. Pay in line with industry standards, full package benifits

    Cons

    Lack of work, not all coworkers are engaged. At times lack of communication with traveling workers in the field. You have no choice in field assigned work locations

    Advice to Management

    Become more engaged with your workers, all of your workers not just the ones you want to see succeed. there is a lot of people that need more input from you.


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  5. "Minneapolis has a great group of people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Faithful + Gould (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people that work in the Minneapolis office are great. Good teamwork!

    Cons

    Communication could be more timely


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fake management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has great people who all want to do a good job but are hamstrung by management who demoralize them at every opportunity.

    Cons

    Management really sucks. I am not sure how these people get in the position that they do, but they truly need to develop better people skills

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to motivate your people. Follow through on what you say you are going to do. Don't start an initiative only to let it die the first week.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you can find another job, do it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Minion in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Minion in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. But they are the worker bees. Just about everyone is friendly, helpful, team players, and want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Management eats up employees for breakfast and spits them out by dinner time. They say they value their employees, but they truly do not. Raises are non-existent and working conditions are deplorable. I started four years ago and by the time I left, there was about a 95% turn around. Nobody wanted to stay and moral is low.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the business. You fail at what you do.


  8. "Good work place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Consultant (Quantity Surveyor) in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cost Consultant (Quantity Surveyor) in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time

    Pros

    Great teams and fun people to work with. Good work life balance too

    Cons

    Sometimes employees are required to work overtime and compensated regular pay only.

    Advice to Management

    Try and deal with employee turnovers and try to retain your experienced staff


  9. "A good place to start or finish your career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many talented and honest people with various levels of expertise. Generally good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized with career advancement that seems to be based more on vacant positions due to employees leaving and not business growth.

    Advice to Management

    Need more focus on staff professional growth, skills training and career advancement opportunities. Current financial compensation scheme reflects retention of "B" players only not geared to attract and retain top candidates.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "HORRIBLE COMPANY - WORSE MANAGEMENT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Cost Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, and pay for those without an education. Other than that, there aren't any other pros. But if you like free booze, and food, there are regular gatherings at the local pubs when someone quits. Please note: "REGULAR"

    Cons

    Horrible management, 2% pay increase, and poor ethics. Fosters a poor work environment.
    If you have a brain, look elsewhere for employment.

    Advice to Management

    Flush and start over!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Assessor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Facility Assessor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To add to previous review, i really enjoy the work we are doing and the benefits it provides to our clients. We have good staff who get on really well as a team sharing collective knowledge led by a good manger who has integrity and cares about people. I am compensated well and we are winning new contracts each month now which provides me with confidence in the management and security for the future.

    Cons

    We don't have any cons at the moment. We went through a bad patch with a number of past employees trying to create drama and throwing each other under the bus who really suffer from personality disorders. Hope they have found peace and happiness in their lives now because we sure have

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for holding on through a rough period. Greater things a head



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