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Laing O'Rourke Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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3.7
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Laing O'Rourke CEO Ray ORourke
Ray ORourke
53 Ratings
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  • "Good salary compensation and company car(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good pay, hours of work are restricted and safe environment(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Buildings/construction project engineering experts"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The project portfolio is fantastic with opportunities to work kn mega projects. Great training schemes and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    LOR expect their pound of flesh. They preach a health work life balance but expect something very different. A huge culture of presenteeism.

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    Laing O'Rourke2019-11-20
  2. "Learning culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work. Steep learning curve.

    Cons

    High pressure environment. Work life balance can suffer.

    Laing O'Rourke2019-10-27
  3. "Cares about staff, benefits old fashioned"

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    Current Employee - Reward Assistant in Dartford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Personal feel, CEO genuinely cares about wellbeing of staff. Flexibility and work life balance better in some places than others

    Cons

    Holiday entitlement is low, benefits old fashioned and high admin

    Laing O'Rourke2019-10-15
  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovative and forward looking

    Cons

    Continually pursues high-risk projects Poor work-life balance

    Laing O'Rourke2019-10-07
  5. "Decent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good rates of pay and benefits. Exposure to large complicated projects.

    Cons

    Progression can be slow. Work / life balance still not great on projects.

    Laing O'Rourke2019-05-20
  6. "Senior Land Surveyor"

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    Current Employee - Senior LAND SURVEYOR in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company car, travelcard if site-based, pension, trainings provided straightforward. Good work atmosphere and flexible work-life balance.

    Cons

    The only con is not about the company but construction sector itself. One project finishes in one location and have to move to a different one...

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    Laing O'Rourke2018-09-11
  7. "Overall a very good company. The only thing stopping them from being a great company are themselves."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good & well trained people Direct delivery model provides responsibility in the more interesting areas of project life Career progression prospects very good

    Cons

    Long hours perceived however if you ask the question to improve your work life balance they will respond positively You have to have completed one of the accelerated programmes to be offered the top jobs Expenses policy and the management of is a long standing bad joke within the company

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    Laing O'Rourke2018-04-24
  8. "Not bad, but not great"

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    Site Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Really good graduate program - They push you to perform - They've got some interesting jobs on at the moment

    Cons

    - Very cliquey - No emphasis on work/life balance - They pay less than all the other tier 1s - Not enough Aussies working for them (predominantly English and Irish)

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    Laing O'Rourke2018-02-19
  9. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great safety culture Challenging roles Opportunities to progress Good people

    Cons

    Work life balance Flexible working conditions

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    Laing O'Rourke2017-06-13
  10. "Project Manager"

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    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

    Laing O'Rourke2017-06-04
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