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Galliford Try Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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Galliford Try CEO and Director Greg Fitzgerald
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  1. "low paid, overworked"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brighton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Galliford Try (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    car & holiday allowance, fuel card

    Cons

    salary not competitive, workload & managment

    Advice to Management

    restructure procedures and look at more cost effective ways of running construciton projects.


  2. "Good company so far in my opinion."

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    Current Employee - Estimator
    Current Employee - Estimator

    I have been working at Galliford Try full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and holiday gift entitlement

    Cons

    Nothing to report at the moment.


  3. "Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good teamwork, professional approach, organised bonus structure for some roles

    Cons

    Training structure and succession planning could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Middle management tier eg contract managers weakened over recent years


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  5. "Director"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Galliford Try as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very stable secure business with good vision

    Cons

    Growing fast and anchored on housing


  6. "Good opportunities for those in particular roles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have a operational construction or housebuilding job then career development is good. The IT infrastructure has had significant investment and is starting to make a difference.
    The company goes from strength to strength and is a great company to have on your CV.

    Cons

    If your job is more niche, there isn't much opportunity for development. There are online tutorials available for everyone to access but this will not help you reach your longterm goals.
    The nature of the business has become more cutthroat and this may not suit everyone.

    Advice to Management

    The group has consistently performed well in a challenging market and PLC have received bonuses to match - just refer to the annual report. However, excuses are always made when bonuses are awarded to the wider group.


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    "A good palce to work - generally"

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    Former Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Once you are part of the team or in the know of the senior management/directors you are looked after in all matters save salary. You are able to take time off work as required for family reasons without affecting your overall holiday entitlement, which BTW is one of the most generous in any industry save teaching. IT is very good and you are provided with the equipment required to carry out your job. Flexible working hours are tolerated provided work does not suffer.

    Cons

    The longer you stay the further behind your salary will fall compared to the general market. The new T&C's are very generic in terms of what you get elsewhere, and only holiday exceeds other Contractors. Work Place Socialising used to be very good, however as GT has become a larger PLC this has become less practised. Company cars/allowances are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Do not promote someone just to give them more pay - increase the pay and more people will stay.


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