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Fletcher Building Reviews

Updated November 3, 2017
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  1. "Fletcher Building"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Infrastructure Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Infrastructure Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fletcher Building full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large international organisation with huge diversity.
    Lots of good people and lots of good business units within Fletcher Building.

    Cons

    The previous CEO bought short term gains at the expense of long term pain.
    Many restructures, job losses, costs cut etc. This is all coming home to haunt Fletcher Building now through:
         Loss of knowledge and experience.
         Collapse of workflows.
         Lack of structure

    Advice to Management

    No more restructures, no more cost cutting.
    Consolidate and rebuild.


  2. "Assistant Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Accountant in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Assistant Accountant in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fletcher Building (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable and quite working enviroment

    Cons

    More people has been working in the same role for 10 years or more, hard to make changes

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A mixed experience...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fletcher Building (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great businesses, well-led; strong commercial focus and a big ambition; some excellent development programmes for leaders; a focus on some great community efforts - particularly youth employment

    Cons

    Some dysfunction in the senior leadership team; some mismatch between espoused values and the reality of behaviours;


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Challenging projects but frustrating structure and processes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GT Projects in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - GT Projects in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fletcher Building full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Vast programme of transformation work across corporate and shared services

    Cons

    50 different businesses all with their own processes, coming together for the first time, presents its challenges
    Not enough proper process reengineering. No clean standard established to aim for, which compounds the problem of trying to get anything global to work

    Advice to Management

    Leadership lacking consistency of vision and drive to keep moving in the right direction. Need to break down pre-existing empires


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Still Green"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities in terms of education and support, not only for staff but their dependents as well.

    Cons

    Divisions are quite separate - not much room for work between them, quite inefficient


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Just because Fletcher's is the biggest, does not make us the best."

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Largest construction company in New Zealand provides access to some of the most interesting projects around. The Fletcher empire has everything you might need here in construction. Because of its size, its a great place to exist as an Engineer if you are average in abilities and ambition. Promotion will come with time served.

    There are also some great people to work with and good managers. It can just be hit and miss.

    Cons

    Being the largest construction company in New Zealand and encumbant firm. The company's rhetoric and literature is of ingenuity, adaptability and continual progress. The reality is often quite different - and is entrenched all the way up to senior management. Being the largest firm with access to resources no other firm in New Zealand has, Fletcher Building relies on its size. In any other larger and more developed country it would not survive as it currently does or be the firm of choice.

    Advice to Management

    With the huge range of skills and abilities that Fletcher has in it's people, particularly Engineers and skilled tradesmen - ingenuity and performance should be better valued. New Zealand and Fletcher's wonder why so many are crossing the ditch. A lot of the answer lies at home.


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