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Leighton Contractors Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  • No work life balance (usually 6 days per week, 6:30am to 5:30pm standard) (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Mining Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time

    Pros

    The Mining Division - Coal was great, prior to the merger with Thiess. Manage was very engaged, aware of conditions and genuinely concerned for its employees.

    Cons

    The communication between sites and HQ was lacking. And there were not a lot if company standards, within technical services, being followed. Each site preferred to do its own thing.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce site consistency for better communication and sharing of ideas. Encourage sites to utilize the resources HQ could provide to them.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Low pay"

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    Current Employee - Local Driver in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Local Driver in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy driving come home every day.

    Cons

    Low pay easy work. But 810-840 after taxes a week just isn't enough for me!

    Advice to Management

    There never around.

  3. "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great project, good project team.

    Cons

    At the end of a tough project, it felt like the people who had saved the day were shown the door along with those who had been in charge when the problems were created.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from the lessons of the past with regards to pricing contracts to make a sustainable profit rather than just to win the work. Teach your Client facing staff how to deal effectively with demanding Clients particularly on lump sum jobs. Beware of going into industry sectors where you do not understand the culture i.e., oil and gas.


  4. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - HSE Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - HSE Manager in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A very safety conscience comany

    Cons

    Fly in fly out 15/6 roster


  5. "Great"

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    Former Employee - General Manager Property in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - General Manager Property in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with a number of opportunities if one is prepared to move to where work is as international company this allows global exposure. The diverse nature of company aĺlows one tobatay within same company whilst changing careers

    Cons

    Small cog in big wheel - not always across reasons company makes decisions. Being a listed entity often decisions màde with share price in mind this includes cost cutting by reducing staff numbers which is not always the best way.

    Advice to Management

    Difficult one morevto board take an intrest in staff and thyey may take interest in company and not aee as juat a job


  6. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good projects and experiences - chance to travel when wanted

    Cons

    Salary growth is slow, could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Better support


  7. "A job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatswood (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatswood (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience as the project was massive.
    Very good money
    Networking - you meet people from all around the world. Some are really good at what they do.

    Cons

    Very bad staff management
    Unnecessary stress to achieve goals
    Not rewarding work but had to do with the quality of the labour available as well.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management was not really approachable with unrealistic demands that came from bad planning and poor labor management. Human Resources were not helpful at all. There was minimum communication.

  8. "Undergraduate"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Engineer
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in. There is job satisfaction in completion of works and recognition from managers. Good step toward a graduate role.

    Cons

    Contract states standard working hours as well as (additional hours as needed to complete tasks), where in reality you are working at least 50 - 60 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Workers need some recognition of extra hours worked, and possibly a system in order to keep the morale of employees higher.


  9. "Some challenges with leadership"

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    Former Employee - Site Administrative/Scheduler in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Site Administrative/Scheduler in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people, reasonable pay

    Cons

    Too many managers and not enough people actually working. At one stage I reported to 7 different people all at the same level of management and all with conflicting priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the management structure and reporting lines. Get rid of managers who can't manage people!


  10. "this used to be a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very good safety procedures and culture on site
    large amount of projects in Australia and overseas
    some projects have a very good management team

    Cons

    no chances of getting promoted unless you are being looked after
    salaries are not competitive with no bonuses paid for extra work input.
    no training provided for a long time and hard to get approval to do so
    minimal work life balance
    too much paperwork and not enough employees to do it

    Advice to Management

    promote your junior staff and train them to take senior positions instead of employing people from the outside.
    pay your staff a competitive salary and reward them for all their hard work via bonuses or similar


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