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Updated January 18, 2018
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Ferrovial CEO Íñigo Meirás Amusco
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  1. "Ferrovial"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Too big of a company


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager - Construction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and opportunities to move around if you’re interested.

    Cons

    Americans are at an extreme disadvantage. Americans are paid SIGNIFICANTLY less than Spaniards doing the same job. Americans pay more for the benefits they have, and have significantly less benefits than Spanish employees.

     Mid to upper level management is almost 100% Spanish, so as an American you have ceiling that you hit very quickly.

    As far as construction management is concerned, the young Spanish employees that are brought in have only one objective: profit. They are willing to burn subcontractors, the relationship with the DOT, and anyone that gets in their way from making a name for themselves. In the end, they don’t care, they’ll be back in Spain in a few years.

    Their systems are archaic, and rely almost exclusively on Excel. The culture is highly combative, arrogant, and condescending.

    Also, they are not geographically stable. They build a staff for a project, and if at the end they don’t have another one they cut everybody loose.

    Advice to Management

    If you wish to be a reputable contractor in the USA, hire more Americans, and change your culture. Stop discriminating against American employees, it’s only a matter of time before someone files a complaint.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Bullys"

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

    I worked at Ferrovial full-time

    Pros

    Large projects, massive company, a lot of resources

    Cons

    All management is from Spain. They refuse to listen to any advise from those of us who have been working in Texas our whole career. Management uses bullying tactics to drive production. Not just in the field, but office support and professionals as well.

    Advice to Management

    Try to adapt to the customs and ways of doing things in the US rather than expecting the US to adapt to Ferrovial/Spain.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great for insiders"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a Spaniard, and related to one of the top executives, there is no place better for you.
    6-figure salaries easily as high as $200K, great benefits, free car, free training, free airline tickets, and many of your expenses abroad will be covered.

    Cons

    If you are an outsider, you won't make that kind of salary, they won't care for you, no training, performance doesn't mean anything, and there is a glass ceiling for your growth and promotion.


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    "Very Hard Working Conditions"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Juan, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company Car, Company Car, Company Car

    Cons

    payment to the new ones, over paid for the old ones

    Advice to Management

    Avarage Payment like USA not Spain


  6. "Awesome place to work and great incentives."

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferrovial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people to work with. The administration always look for ways to make you feel like family and are always there to help you.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was too much work to just one person but if you are organized this shouldnt be a con

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Global Talent Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferrovial full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Lunch credit card

    Cons

    Traditional company in change management style

  8. "Civil Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ferrovial full-time

    Pros

    Biggest and most challenging projects in the US
    Supportive colleagues with very high technical skills

    Cons

    Long hours and low salary


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to work on multi-billion dollar projects

    Cons

    Not a well-defined career development program


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a company that offers great learning experience

    Cons

    Nothing really. It is a very good company


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