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Lend Lease London Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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London, England (UK)

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Pros
  • Promoters of a good work life balance and employees are given support to achieve any goals (in 20 reviews)

  • Large company, good benefits, good salary (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance isn't always there, but I understand they are actively working on fixing it (in 17 reviews)

  • Some long hours are required but this is true with any construction management company (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "It's ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good access to management and friendly

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic, complicated systems and limited opportunity or progression for certain roles


  2. "One of the worst I’ve worked for !"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lend Lease full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good package and salary.

    Cons

    In the UK it’s led by a culture of fear of loosing your job (stated to make you perform better). Senior management don’t enagage and no regocnition if your not in the Bovis old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to get to grips with what motivates your employees. It’s not the occasional free drinks in head office.

  3. "Solid employer"

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

    I worked at Lend Lease full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    interesting projects, development opportunity, fair pay, teamwork

    Cons

    line management need improvement, external HR


  4. "Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work, training

    Cons

    Poor line management no collaboration

    Advice to Management

    Talk more


  5. "Great Company that really cares about its people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BIM Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - BIM Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and company ethos
    Good benefits
    Employee wellbeing focused

    Cons

    Some politics but its easily avoidable

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the genuine employee focus


  6. "Intelligent and serious company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Electrician in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything organised very well, from parking space to good quality clear drawings

    Cons

    Have not found anything wrong

    Advice to Management

    Keep going like this


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bid Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bid Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bid Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Lendlease are a very corporate entity compared to most main contractors in the UK. However the focus on people encompassing training, remuneration and workplace culture is second to none

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be frustrating when they are too kind to certain members of staff that aren't adding value. They tend to find underperforming people roles in different areas or keep them on the team when it would be better for all concerned to move on to new solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the dead wood. Be more ruthless and subsequently perform better against the competition. Which unfortunately has not been the case in recent years within construction bidding.

  8. "Great learning experience for a self starter, not great professional development... strong family feel at junior levels"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sustainability in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director of Sustainability in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lend Lease full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great diversity of projects, definite feel of company history and identity, some great expertise and knowledge across the company, opportunity to travel in key roles...

    Cons

    Poor professional development, unless you're a rising star performance related pay is poor... Leadership is constantly revolving... More process than you can shake a stick at...

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent and encourage talent- people leave due to lack of a voice or opportunity...


  9. "Nice place when the going is good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lend Lease (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have a great time at Lend Lease, but I found the regional offices where rather insular. Having said this if you where prepared to make the effort, you would be rewarded.

    Cons

    Ones career path was somewhat limited by your relationship with the senior management, and by your line managers relationship with the senior management.

    Advice to Management

    I think the company suffered in the down turn due to its inability to respond quickly to market changes, certainly in terms of available margins.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time

    Pros

    The benefits package is fantastic. Very competitive, and you can pick and choose to suit your lifestyle.

    The head office in London is a extremely nice environment to work in. Employees are spoilt.

    Cons

    1. The construction arm of the business is run like as an old boys club. If you are part of the gang you are in. If not, I would advise you move on. This is clearly recognised throughout the business, and senior leadership appear to not want to/ or can’t do anything about it through fear of upsetting the long-standing construction MD.

    2. Core Values - some of them are not worth the paper they are written on.

    3. Don’t be disillusioned by the beautiful office. Scratch the surface deeper and you will see the cracks.

    Advice to Management

    1. Rebuild your construction leadership team.

    2. Build the talent in the UK rather than seconding the talent from Australia.

    3. Core Values - Practise what you preach

    There is nothing worse than sitting in a town hall listening to management talk about values, when out in the field you know the opposite is happening.


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