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Groupe Bouygues Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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Groupe Bouygues Président-Directeur Général Martin Bouygues
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Pros
  • s forte au sein de l'entreprise, sentiment d'appartenance important, bonne ambiance familiale et conviviale (in 8 reviews)

  • titif - bonus de relocalisation, bonus de fin de stage, essence rembours (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Horaires de travail soutenus, notamment sur les chantiers, au d (in 9 reviews)

  • Horaires de travail parfois tres eleves (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, competitive salary, and quiet disorganized (the french way)"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a 35h/week full-time job. I was placed by a hiring agency. My salary was high, and I was lucky to have a very nice boss who was also extremely competent and professional, I just was impressed by her knowledge.

    Cons

    Typical macho environment where men does not want to accept that female bosses can do better then its male counterparts. Constant jokes and remarques about the clothing or anything that does not fit to "male construction fashion standards". The IT department does an absurd practice of disconnecting the company's server in the middle of the day for maintenance. Similar size corporations do the same during night hours, but in France the unions fight against night shifts and weekend shifts, so the IT department can not fix server problems only working hours and so blocking the work of hundreds of engineering and managing departments. Welcome to France. The departments does not communicate, majority of staff are too young, inexperienced freshly graduated from school is hired to supervise constructions. They are very loud and are behaving extremely childish, this is very unprofessional for me who is a foreigner and have worked around the world and saw similar sized companies doing similar businesses but much more efficient because of the employees has a way of professionalism, grown-up self-conduct, and sense of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, management are afraid to be firm, fearing scandals from the unions and also fearing for their personal security so they close their eyes and let loud but incompetent people run the show. That sentence has an advisory purpose hidden in it.


  2. "[Australia] Good to Learn Technical Stuff, Bad for Money & Top Management"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technically, you will learn a lot.
    Engineers are good and well trained.
    Real opportunities to work hard and to project everywhere in the world.

    Cons

    [For Engineers Only] The money. You won't earn much.
    Long hours (70-80+) for no additional compensation.
    If you're "young", the top management will not listen to your opinion.
    Also, don't expect fast promotion.
    Advancement is NOT based on merit.
    Advancement is based on age only (plus you have to be French & graduated from 'Polytechnique' or 'HEC' to expect a good career).

    Advice to Management

    - Consider employees & pay them correctly.
    - Stop being arrogant. French Top Management think they know better. But they are not capable of solving real local issues when they occur.
    - Support technical people. All the good ones have no support and leave the company as competitors offers them salary up to $40k+ higher.
    - Stop selling a 'bright future' and focus on a decent present.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Document Controller in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Document Controller in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Groupe Bouygues full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment to work in, better if you speak French. A lot of young people holding high positions in the company. There is the opportunity to take on new challenges if you want, just ask. Very ethnically diverse, and they pay your transport if you are site based.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great. Also being a French company in the UK, there is no consistency in approach.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, don't wait until one tenders resignation before offering to negotiate.


  4. "autocad operator"

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    Current Employee - AutoCAD Operator
    Current Employee - AutoCAD Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    first the salary is good then the rest no teamwork discrimination in nationality

    Cons

    unstable for long term job

    Advice to Management

    work as a team


  5. "Nice place, very generous company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Groupe Bouygues as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They treat you well and give you a lot of benefits if you are on the ride side

    Cons

    If the bosses don't like you, chances are that you will not get hired.
    My direct manager gave me some feedback about my performance and some stuff I needed to work on. He went abroad for work reasons and when came back and the final review he just rewrote what he said before, like I did nothing to improve, but how could he know if he wasn't really working with me anymore? Couldn't get a job offer for this unfair reason.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "GOOD if you are in your 20s or 40s+. BAD for intermediate levels"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Groupe Bouygues full-time

    Pros

    Can gain managerial responsibilities early in your career, which is quite good for employability.
    The group is huge and helps you explore different industries through mobility
    Talented and supportive people
    Great projects everywhere in the world

    Cons

    Salary progression is low
    System not really meritocratic even if you do great. What's important is who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Align rewards with your employees performance


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Multinational company, interesting organisation structure, good for CV

    Cons

    Dominant individualist culture, managers with limited responsibility, issues about information sharing

  8. "Pas mal"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupe Bouygues as an intern

    Pros

    Peu de contrainte. Belle prime de stage. Assez Planqué

    Cons

    Très hierarchique, peu d'innovation. Peu de responsabilité

    Advice to Management

    Pas d'avis la dessus


  9. "Beau groupe avec d'importants moyens et avantages mais peu d'autonomie"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Groupe Bouygues full-time

    Pros

    importants moyens mis à disposition des collaborateurs (fonctions support, documentation et procédures, innovations technologiques)
    avantages périphériques de rémunération (Plan d'epargne groupe, interessement/ participation / CE)

    Cons

    Peu de place laissée à l'autonomie et la prise d'initiative.
    Impression d'être "noyé dans la masse"


  10. "charge de travaux"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupe Bouygues full-time

    Pros

    bonne ambiance avec les collègues mais il y a pas de table de ping pong pour faire des breaks!

    Cons

    beaucoup d'heures
    culture d'entreprise très forte


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