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Lend Lease Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Promoters of a good work life balance and employees are given support to achieve any goals (in 19 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)

  • Career advancement into senior management involves relocation (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Project Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company, good benefits, good salary

    Cons

    Leadership changes every 18-24 months, seem to have lost hightened focus on safety


  2. "Global company, best practices"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time

    Pros

    Global presence, lots of opportunity, best practices that you take for granted elsewhere

    Cons

    Very process oriented, very corporate

    Advice to Management

    Career path planning needs some more effort

  3. "Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great resume, amazing projects worldwide.

    Cons

    They do not have a good onboarding process.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Culture of Politics and Blame"

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    Former Employee - EHS Consultant IV in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - EHS Consultant IV in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary that is not the best in the industry but not the worst.
    Good Benefits and PTO plan.
    Great opportunity to learn on large scale jobs with some amazing and talented people if you on the right team. Great culture on the surface

    Cons

    Very aloof management style with definite favorites that have little to do with skills or talent and more to do with hours spent on site or being seen.
    New management team and portfolio in this market has led to a very cutthroat style of business in the field. I was told to look the other way too many times to be comfortable with due to the "global pressure".
    Unless you are one of the chosen few, your options are limited.
    There are other options out there if you want to preserve your integrity

    Advice to Management

    Spend time with your entire workforce, and get to know all of your people not just your favorites. Practice what the entire company culture preaches.Understand that some people value their time away from the job site as well. Try to make the culture that is a promoted throughout the company a reality on the job.


  5. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lend Lease as an intern

    Pros

    Large company, lots of different project experience of large scale possible.

    Cons

    Large company, hard to move up depending upon office


  6. "OK Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    International. Interesting world views for younger employees

    Cons

    Large, public, conservative, reporting heavy.


  7. "Good Place to Build Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Excellent emphasis on employee safety and well-being. Excellent place to learn a variety of skills.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult. Change can be slow with a larger company like this. Some sections of the business are better suited as short-term career stops rather than long-term career building.

  8. "Some good people to work with, but you're just a number to the higher ups."

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really like the people I work with. Decent work/life balance. It's great to see the project from beginning to end. Some decent benefits.

    Cons

    Really hard to be recognized due to it being a large company, so this is pretty obvious. Bonus' aren't much of anything. Salary is below average.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lendlease"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lend Lease full-time

    Pros

    Provides stable employment for employees with over five years with them. Good benefits.

    Cons

    They are very, very, very slow to react. It takes three accountants and two lawyers to approve buying a 50$ widget. The company is so top heavy they can't compete against Balfour Beatty, PCL, Cleveland Construction, Cummings, Hansel Phelps, etc. Having said this, LL is the second Australian company I have worked for and both operated the same slow top heavy way. LL 10 years, company A 14 years.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate 25% of the senior management staff. Lastly, take Dr. Deming's advice-decisions should be made at the lowest level in any organization.


  10. "Good Company to Start Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunities for job growth and promotion are there. You just need to make sure you are noticed. Plenty of senior employees with years of experience and wisdom that teach and prep the younger employees for their future careers.

    Cons

    Can become a very unprofessional environment if placed on site and away from the office setting. The more hours you put in, the higher the possibility that you will be seen in high regard. Keyword "possibility". Certain projects expect you to put more hours without any extra incentive or compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Respect that employees have a life outside of work.


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