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Fletcher Building Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "Group shared services - a better place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New leadership team with real commitment, our new GM has brought a clear vision and its a good lad, open inclusive environment, employee and customer focus and positive change is happening.

    Cons

    At Fletcher building we have a culture of business units vs corporate, clear silos. People are good in both sides of the fence, though the fence needs to be removed to get more things done

    Advice to Management

    Corporate and execs need to increase support to shared services, remove silos to create best practices. Keep promoting the values we have through examples everyday, we have good people


  2. "Good but still a lot of room for improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of work to do if you like a busy and challenging environment
    - good people
    - the diversity and scale of the portfolio is massive
    - lots of opportunities to improve

    Cons

    - not as agile as a small business, very complex
    - the old mentality needs to go, embrace and drive change
    - will be good to see more recognition of staff that are working hard
    - politics

    Advice to Management

    A lot of good people in this business but management has not been consistent in recognising these people. You need to wake up and start recognising them. I've seen some terrible decisions over the last 12 months in promoting the wrong people.


  3. "Assistant Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  4. "The corporate guys are stupid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DECRA brand
    Local Decra managers and ceo
    Manufacturing excellence team
    Sales people

    Cons

    The roof corporate group especially the human resource department.
    They just moved to one of the most expensive areas in one of the most expensive buildings.

    Advice to Management

    The US leaders of DECRA are the ones who instruct us, train us and inspire us. We hate these Irvine guys and our leaders don't need them. I hear rumors of our head of sales and our president getting ready to leave. The president helped me find a job as soon as he heard I needed to move for my wife's job. He's a good guy. He's paid for people's college from his own bank account and treats us all with the same respect. So does sales Vice President and most of the OPEx group.
    Patricia in hr is nice and helpful.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Publicly listed ugliness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OPERATIONAL in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - OPERATIONAL in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High profile NZ business
    Some pockets of great people
    Good benefits and study options

    Cons

    You need to learn about 7 different systems just to do your job.
    Information comes at you from too many forums and angles.
    Have cellphone? You have to be MARRIED to that thing.
    Constant pressure to cut headcount in business units that are already suffering from staff that are over-stretched. "Do more with less" is the catch-cry.
    HR are the worst at following the standards and processes they demand of the rest of the business
    The ethics of stitching up the market in a way that competitors can't compete is a large part of the reason the cost of building in NZ is ridiculously high. Well known in the industry as the 'mafia'.

    Advice to Management

    Shareholder value has to come from somewhere else. Stop asking for less people until everyone breaks.
    Look at the information overload....it's like swimming against a river dam on release. there's only so many hours in the day to do the job you're hired to do...let alone read/contribute to the inhouse social media 'yammer', read the website, and log in/utitlise all the various systems you need to do your job. It wreaks havoc on your concentration/focus.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "A mixed experience...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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;


  7. "Contract Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fletcher Building full-time

    Pros

    It has a very easy going and relaxed office environment. You are allowed to do your job with minimal supervision. Staff are very friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes the upper management is to hands off in areas they shouldn't be, poor communication from upper management to staff, this is slowly changing however.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to staff more regularly about where the business is going and how it is doing in the market. Remind staff about courses available through the company.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Micro managing environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, free parking, near shopping centre

    Cons

    micro managing, boss expect you to working 24/7, politics, very poor engagement, disaster decision for me to move here.

    Advice to Management

    Please, please, please do something to make your company less bullying and most of all encourage work life balance! we're not machine!!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "If you don't mind purple circles and known bullying then this is company to work for"

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

    I worked at Fletcher Building full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A few beautiful long standing staff that made going to work that much easier. Customers are loyal

    Cons

    Managememt almost encourage bullying exclusion and targeting behaviours in order to be liked in the office. Absolutely a disgrace and the worst two managers I have even come close to working with in all my career.
    Poor system IT structure with no concept of streamlining and efficiency's I don't believe they will ever get their either.
    And don't dare take time off for personal reasons because this will just ensure u are on the outer and targeted and eventually they will find some reason even made up to let u go

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the sand senior management and do something about your in particular WA managers and the two sales support ladies who are the cause of you losing really good people because if you don't you will losw more staff that I guarantee and most likely end up with a law suit or two


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Challenging projects but frustrating structure and processes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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