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John Sisk & Son Reviews

Updated October 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Complete Scam"

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    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.


  2. "Quick review"

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    Current Employee - Site Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Site Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looks after their employees fairly well

    Cons

    Pay is quite low compared to the market average

  3. "Great Projects - Poor Work-Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEER in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEER in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are generally great. Interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Salary. Unpaid overtime as standard. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Improved salary, benefits and working hours need to be addressed.


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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


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

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    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.


  6. "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...


  7. "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.

  8. "Enjoyable few years"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Site Foreman in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Site Foreman in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you can play the system you'll be grand.

    Cons

    Too Many players not playing for the team

    Advice to Management

    Look at who you are employing.


  10. "Sisk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Place to Work and get Constuction Experience

    Cons

    Current construction activity in lreland


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