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Rider Levett Bucknall Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2020

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3.9
88%
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Rider Levett Bucknall Chairman, Global Board Kenneth Kwan
Kenneth Kwan
4 Ratings
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  • "Work/life balance occasionally disrupted but only occasionally(in 4 reviews)

  • "None that apply to RLB specifically(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "I worked here as a Systems Admin. Great people to work for and the principals at each location are great."

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rider Levett Bucknall full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable company and great employees to work with. Benefits are very good and they have 401k. I still have friends at this job till this day.

    Cons

    As a Systems Admin it can require some after hours but that’s true at most jobs. There’s really not anything else I had issues with here.

    Rider Levett Bucknall2017-10-21
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Micromanagement from certain supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rider Levett Bucknall full-time

    Pros

    Great annual bonus, opportunity to learn full spectrum of the industry if you are under a supportive manager.

    Cons

    Micromanagement from certain supervisors that may or may not have experience in your field. HR is slow to respond to issues and tends to side with management. Not willing to make changes to improve a situation despite multiple complaints over several years. Expected to perform duties outside scope of work with little to no training. Fast turnover in certain offices due to issues that HR /management avoids or just refuses to address.

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    Rider Levett Bucknall2019-04-02
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Great People, Not Innovative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Rider Levett Bucknall full-time

    Pros

    Everyone I work with is genuinely nice and an expert in his or her field. RLB is internationally respected as a consultant that helps bring the biggest, most complex construction projects to completion by providing accurate cost estimating, cost management, and, in some offices, project management. It's a great place to work for cost estimators, pretty good for project managers and okay for marketers. If you have a family, you are in good company at RLB. Benefits are great and paid time off is reasonable.

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    Cons

    RLB is not friendly to millennial work habits such as flexible hours and collaborative cloud-based tools. Founded 231 years ago, it is not clear how RLB will adapt to the digital revolution and how BIM and other technologies will affect the profession of cost estimating. Although it is a global firm, the offices are very siloed, and collaboration can be difficult. Salaries and promotions are given once a year only.

    Advice to Management

    Be more innovative and inclusive of women. Adapt to millenial work habits. Incentivize collaboration among offices so they are rewarded for working together not penalized for giving work away to their colleagues or damaging their p&l by sharing opportunities. Create a coherent vision for RLB's role in the 21st century economy.

    Rider Levett Bucknall2016-12-13
  4. "Great Company"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rider Levett Bucknall

    Pros

    Great progressive company very forward thinking Leaders

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time

    Rider Levett Bucknall2016-10-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Expanding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rider Levett Bucknall full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to move and grow

    Cons

    Training program is needed to grow

    Rider Levett Bucknall2016-07-04
  6. "project manager"

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     in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rider Levett Bucknall

    Pros

    health care paid 100% great

    Cons

    upper management not taking care of there jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention

    Rider Levett Bucknall2016-08-10
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Quantity Surveyor"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rider Levett Bucknall

    Pros

    Good staff that is supportive under pressure, helpful HR and decent client portfolio. Proprietary estimating software is a poor estimating tool but a decent reporting tool.

    Cons

    Terrible senior management a specific office but nothing is done to rectify the problem. Do your research before you commit to anything.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting him talk to people, it reflects poorly on the company. His reputation is actually spreading outside of RLB.

    Rider Levett Bucknall2015-07-26
  8. "Excellent - Company is growing growing and growing"

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    Senior Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rider Levett Bucknall

    Pros

    People great - Growing company - company buys other companies seems like once a quarter

    Cons

    Most of the in the US seems to be in Hawaii

    Advice to Management

    keep it going

    Rider Levett Bucknall2015-03-02
  9. "Great company, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rider Levett Bucknall part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, workers are friendly.

    Cons

    Unorganized and last minute work.

    Advice to Management

    Have a schedule and don't rely on the workers to remind you on what needs to be done.

    Rider Levett Bucknall2014-04-08
  10. "surveyor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Rider Levett Bucknall full-time

    Pros

    -good working environment -nice people around

    Cons

    -long working hours at some time

    Rider Levett Bucknall2020-01-18
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