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Laing O'Rourke Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Too much timing managing up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time

    Pros

    Invests heavily in training and technology

    Cons

    Lost focus, spends too much time managing up, too many youn / inexperienced staff promoted too quickly


  2. "Workplace Health ans Safety Officer"

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    Former Employee - Health and Safety Officer in Dartford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Officer in Dartford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very well organised management systems, policies, procedures and programs aimed at best practice safety management. Good organisation of site duties and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Communication and forward planning could improve, improved involvement with all areas of the site including subcontractors and their employees.
    subcontractor safety management process could streamline more to provide more efficient on-boarding process

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Health and Safety Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Health and Safety Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great safety culture
    Challenging roles
    Opportunities to progress
    Good people

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Flexible working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow people internally


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is good

    Cons

    there is no more projects in UAE


  5. "Company in flux"

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    Current Employee - Section Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Section Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to advance if you are intelligent and capable, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Too many senior staff have advanced on personality or connections rather than capability. Massive imvalance between the various affiliated business, the company slogan should be "All Hail Expanded"

    Advice to Management

    Deploy the senior talent back into projects, you employ experienced leaders in fields and yet they don't directly assists on projects. More can also be done to develop IT process, which would save the key players in the project delivery teams time.


  6. "Supports it's staff but not much progress."

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Supports it's staff regarding training and developing each member of Staff.
    -Get to go on a yearly Christmas Party down London.
    -33 Days Holiday is usually the norm.

    Cons

    -No pay rise's in 4 years.
    -Favoritism amongst staff on who gets promoted or given a better job role.
    -Some roles they don't have plans for and no career progression.

    Advice to Management

    -Help people with unique roles to progress.
    -Don't cap pay rise's at 10% this will lose good staff which have shown their worth.


  7. "Good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for development courses. Exciting projects. Relatively flat structure. Some excellent mentors and managers and some element of quick progression.

    Cons

    Very much a who you know business which can mean that individuals are overlooked/lost. A lot of change in management has resulted in a lot of uncertainty at all levels which is felt by all. Whilts used to be work hard and rewarded well, this has reduced in recent times

    Advice to Management

    Remember roots of business. Move back to "if youre old enough youre good enough". Become more transparent/honest in promotional decisions. Empower the project leadership more rather than HQ.

  8. "5 star and 2 star"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    5 star rating - on its engineering and construction capabilities and the opportunities it can provide to those in engineering / construction professions.

    Cons

    2 star rating - in terms of modern working practices (e.g. flexible working), work/ life balance, diversity.


  9. "Highly Innovative Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time

    Pros

    High Leverage on Prefabrication, BIM Modelling, Innovative Engineering & advanced methods of Construction.

    Cons

    More trust on employees needed

    Advice to Management

    Reduce False-Confident, False-Believe & Ego....


  10. "A Good Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits in the upper quad rile.

    Cons

    Top management are anal, process and procedure heavy, over complication of site procedures which is counterproductive.
    Yearly self assessment is quite ridiculous, a waste of time for all through the process, line management assessment is better.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the losses through non-conforming products, Graduate Engineers need close monitoring on site, to reduce NCR's and expensive re-work.


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