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High­ways Eng­land CEO Jim O’ Sullivan
Jim O’ Sullivan
33 Ratings
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  • "Senior management don't always listen, departments not consulted on policies that effect them before changes implemented(in 8 reviews)

  • "There is still a civil service mentality, but it’s being challenged(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "It is good for a short term position."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at High­ways Eng­land full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexibility depending on your line manager

    Cons

    Stressful and very demanding environment, low salaries, bureaucratic business can't make any change or challenge the status quo to improve it or make it more efficient. People don't feel valued working in this place.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers believe themselves to be infallible and owners of the absolute truth

    High­ways Eng­land2019-05-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - RCC Operator in Newton-le-Willows, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at High­ways Eng­land full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The company looks after you. You get a lot of perks and the salary is good for the amount of responsibility that you have.

    Cons

    This is not a career grade role, so people with 10 years experience are paid the same as someone with less than 1 years experience. If you want more money you have to be promoted, which is extremely rare.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop changing the goal posts so often!

    High­ways Eng­land2019-05-16
  3. "Good Company"

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

    I worked at High­ways Eng­land full-time

    Pros

    Good company Good people Good Salary (not Including South East) Not having to do time sheets

    Cons

    Some roles/ management will prevent progression. Salary in the South East

    High­ways Eng­land2019-05-06
  4. "Reasonable opportunities for those that want it"

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    Current Employee - Traffic Officer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at High­ways Eng­land full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Ample opportunity to shine but that's employee specific not an employer related point. With a good manager (of which there are plenty), there are plenty of opportunities to better yourself and plan a long term career goal. Plenty of recognition, learning pathways and encouragement to better yourself, Highways England want you to be the best individual you can.

    Cons

    Some long standing staff have no forward vision. Shift work. Weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture the ones that are willing and capable. Listen to ideas and criticisms - there is often good value to be gleaned from it.

    High­ways Eng­land2019-05-02

    High­ways Eng­land Response

    May 16, 2019The Resourcing Team

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you have taken to provide feedback on your experience as an employee with Highways England. We are really pleased you recognise the work we are doing to support our employees in their future development as well as celebrating success.

  5. "Getting to be a better place to work"

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

    I have been working at High­ways Eng­land full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexibility, opportunities to develop, line manager support, opportunities to get involved in a variety of projects

    Cons

    Senior management don't always listen, departments not consulted on policies that effect them before changes implemented

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who do the jobs on a daily basis take action on what they say rather then what you think. Look at the salaries and policy around promotions so its fair for all staff.

    High­ways Eng­land2019-05-01

    High­ways Eng­land Response

    May 16, 2019The Resourcing Team

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you have taken to provide feedback on your experience as an employee with Highways England.

  6. "Poor Management but Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at High­ways Eng­land full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pension (5% contribution from you = 10% contribution from HE) / Flexible- Working / Holidays (26-30 days a year) / £15 a day towards holiday schemes for children

    Cons

    Truly terrible management - extremely incompetent & corrupt (always giving jobs to friends & family) / contractors running the show & wasting taxpayers money / many IT illiterate individuals / many overpaid staff members who add no value but hang on as they would never achieve the same pay/benefits/title elsewhere / loads of teams doing the same thing as each other

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow individuals to hire their friends (more rigorous hiring process required) / ensure people are paid fairly (some are grossly overpaid & some are grossly underpaid) / do 360 degree reviews so that management can see where they are going wrong

    High­ways Eng­land2019-05-05
  7. "Dont be fooled by promises"

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    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at High­ways Eng­land full-time

    Pros

    Good pension and holiday benefits

    Cons

    Face has to fit in this company, they do not practice their values. Tick boxes but don't follow up with actions

    Advice to Management

    Have a good clean out of old staff

    High­ways Eng­land2019-04-28

    High­ways Eng­land Response

    May 16, 2019The Resourcing Team

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you have taken to provide feedback on your experience as an employee with Highways England.

  8. "Good Operational Role"

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    Former Employee - Traffic Officer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at High­ways Eng­land full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great Pay and extras for the job

    Cons

    Nights can be a bind, but work through them.

    High­ways Eng­land2019-04-12

    High­ways Eng­land Response

    May 1, 2019The Resourcing Team

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you have taken to provide feedback on your experience as an employee with Highways England.

  9. "Assitant Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at High­ways Eng­land full-time

    Pros

    Good worklife balance, job security

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for technical career

    High­ways Eng­land2019-04-11

    High­ways Eng­land Response

    May 1, 2019The Resourcing Team

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you have taken to provide feedback on your experience as an employee with Highways England. Please look at the career pathways as this may help you identify where future opportunities lie for you.

  10. "traffic officer"

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    Former Employee - Traffic Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at High­ways Eng­land full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    holidays, 3 days off after 6 on, sick pay

    Cons

    shift work, low salary, long hours sometimes

    High­ways Eng­land2019-04-10

    High­ways Eng­land Response

    May 1, 2019The Resourcing Team

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you have taken to provide feedback on your experience as an employee with Highways England.

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