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Galliford Try Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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Galliford Try CEO Peter Truscott  (no image)
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12 Ratings
  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Galliford Try full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, bonus, benefits, plus more

    Cons

    All good, parking could be better

    Galliford Try2019-09-13
  2. "Great company with good pay rates"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Apprentice in Jarrow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Galliford Try full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities available for people at the start of their careers

    Cons

    There are no downsides N/A

    Galliford Try2019-08-21
  3. "Progression"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quantity Surveyor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Galliford Try full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Progression available, good work life balance

    Cons

    Very process driven, somewhat over the top

    Galliford Try2019-07-13
  4. "Quantity Surveyor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Qs in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Galliford Try full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good range of projects and company benefits

    Cons

    Constantly overworked leading to many people burning out

    Advice to Management

    Focus on either cash or margin

    Galliford Try2019-07-02
  5. "Low levels of delegated authority"

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    Former Employee - Commercial 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Galliford Try full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, plenty of work country wide.

    Cons

    Archaic procedures with no delegated powers to authorise anything at site level which is extremely time consuming, frustrating and makes life very difficult to get anything done. Lots of very inexperienced staff.

    Advice to Management

    Sites need to have more autonomy to make decisions.

    Galliford Try2019-07-02
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Quantity Surveyor 

    I have been working at Galliford Try full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and good benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think off

    Galliford Try2019-06-16
  7. "Currently Difficult Company"

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    Current Employee - Sub Agent in Warrington, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Galliford Try full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Had chances of progression personally Good base pay and overtime rates

    Cons

    Too many contingent labour Currently undergoing large restructuring process Other colleagues passed up for progression in favour of contingent labour, poor excuses as to why progression wasn't possible.

    Advice to Management

    Too many contingent workers and detached management, lack of long standing members of the company creates a lack of company heart and core. Multiple jobs with contingent labour in Contract management/ Operations Management positions, hiring more contingent labour. Even instances of moving on permanent staff in favour of poorer contingent labour workers. Lack of graduate engineers with knowledge of the company.

    Galliford Try2019-06-04
  8. "Excellent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Building Manager in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Galliford Try full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is so refreshing & inspiring to work for a Company that genuinely believes in delivering it's core values - 'To be Leaders in the construction of a sustainable future' Many companies have a corporate statement, but actions speak louds than words and Gallifordtry invest heavily in their greatest resource - people. Continuous professional development, flexible working, complimentary health care & the... best holiday package in the Industry help make GT a great Employer. Working for GT I feel inspired, driven and valued as an employee - an employer win!

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    Cons

    As Industry leaders driving innovation, the company will need to continue to challenge perceptions & stay true to their values. There will always be resistance to change from the market, but GT can guide the Industry to a more sustainable future

    Advice to Management

    Honesty & integrity should remain at the fore of Gallifordtry's sustainable delivery plan, with strong leadership from the top, demonstrating excellence & passion through collaboration across the Business

    Galliford Try2019-04-23
  9. "Good experience overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Galliford Try full-time

    Pros

    Good portfolio, good senior management

    Cons

    H&S, IT, not much against them overall

    Galliford Try2019-03-26
  10. "Assistant QS"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Qs in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Galliford Try full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great projects, good people, plenty of responsibility.

    Cons

    High work load for Graduates / Assistants

    Advice to Management

    Cash over margin is priority for Galliford Try, so stop pushing relentlessly for both.

    Galliford Try2019-03-11
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