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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Complete Scam"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. Don't do it. It's a scam. Save yourself.

    Cons

    I knew it was too good to be true when they sent me a check for $4550 just to open up an office where I lived and already gave me my first weeks check when they didn't even know my age. I could have been 12! But I tried it, I tried to believe that it wasn't fake. I went to deposit the check to see if it was real, and now my bank account is being shut down! Don't trust these people.

    Advice to Management

    How about don't scam people? I mean, I have no management experience but I don't think ripping people off is a good quality.


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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at John Sisk & Son (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Encompasses strong family company values

    Cons

    Progression within the work place


  3. "Miserable!"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Sisk & Son as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro was that I was a contractor & wasn't there long & there was a cafe on the site.

    Cons

    From day one it took the majority of the site office staff 3 weeks to even look at me or say hello, everyone seemed to hate being there & moaned openly that they hated that particular project, I had no support at all from anyone, i was treated like a dumb female in a "man's world". Awful tense atmosphere every day & a clerk of works who sexually harassed me every day to the point that he found where I parked & waited in his car to jump out to talk to me! Scary! But knew I couldn't say anything in the office as I was just a contractor who they couldn't be bothered with!


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  5. "Great Place to work - Good and competitive salaries"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Down to earth, friendly and humble Managers and a directors.. One of the best quality driven companies I have ever worked for. Very supportive of the younger generation. Also as a contractor, I am made to feel like part of the family and not an outsider.

    Cons

    Poor IT Facilities and systems. Offices are somewhat old fashioned..

    Advice to Management

    Keep on encouraging younger generation like you are. More training and CPD


  6. "Good work ethic and overall exposure to the construction industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working on large scale projects with excellent exposure to all kinds of construction, trades, companies, teams and management styles. You work hard and learn fast. Excellent for those that want to learn and gain experience.

    Cons

    Excessive hour and not great pay.

    Advice to Management

    Careful on how you pick site management, some of the team just aren't 'believers' in safety culture which can make or break a project.


  7. "It Doesn't Get Much Worse....."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable salary and benefits, some very good people have worked there.

    Cons

    Benefits boy do you have to earn them. If you divide your package by the number of hours you have to work, you're better off accepting a job on £5k - £10k less.

    If you want any work life balance or family time then forget it. Work, work, work, work mentality, still stuck in the who works the longest hours, not who produces the most mentality.

    Lots of redundancies (kept under the radar by small batches) in the UK as a result of poor tendering and leadership. New MD for South left after 3 months in the job, say a lot

    HSEQS very poor leadership coming from Ireland management. Dogmatic approach to staff management. Senior staff from HSEQS have left in droves in the past 18 months.

    HR advised that staff turnover was nearing 40% in the UK. That's more than three times the average in the construction industry?

    Advice to Management

    Come out of the dark ages and stop treating your staff like they expendable...


  8. "Student in Sisk"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Site Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Trainee Site Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a civil engineering student the opportunities given to me by sisk have been outstanding. I have been welcomed into a working environment where I have been allowed to experience civil engineering and shown the opportunities available to me as well as learning new skills and procedures used by site engineers.

    Cons

    I do find the work tiring and the hours are often unsociable but it is apparent that these factors are a part of the construction industry

    Advice to Management

    I feel the management team do an admirable job in their roles but do sometimes feel they are perhaps somewhat distanced from the realities of site work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Site enginner for a 12 week period"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Site Engineer in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Contractor - Site Engineer in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Sisk & Son as a contractor

    Pros

    Beneficial experience in the organisation and running of a busy site under challenging deadlines. This required a combination of office work and site work.

    Cons

    There was an insufficient number of staff for the operation of the site. The nature of the site required site supervision and office work and meetings with management which required conciderable lenght of tima.

    Advice to Management

    More staff required to maintain a progressive working environment which can meet the many challenges faced in the contruction process.


  10. "Enjoyable few years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at John Sisk & Son full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and good people to deal with

    Cons

    Sometime Monotonous and was hard to drive yourself


  11. "Undergrad Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Undergrad Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Undergrad Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at John Sisk & Son as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good hours, some great people

    Cons

    - Some of the best people are not appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Focus on contributions at work rather than who works the longest