Balfour Beatty
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A business with an aspirational future

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Great values and behaviours to make the company attractive for the future not just for employees but for clients to collaborate with. Leaders need to be visible to grassroots workers
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Continously improving

A company I have worked in for many years. Striving to improve employee perks and retain staff.Opportunity there for those who seek.Great projects to be part of.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
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Clicky depot at bottesford. Wouldn't recommend to someone who was going to work in that department. Go to the derby office instead if it is possible to.
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Not bad the working hours are better than some contractors. I would like to see better support for younger staff, the older ones just sit and do nothing whilst others do work.
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Feels like school

The work itself was fine but was little to no training and people acted as if they were still in school. Bullied by higher up and pushed out so did not feel comfortable going into work. Some great people there that are still in contact but overall not great
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Good company

The pay is good for a graduate. Everyone I've worked with were very welcoming and helpful. Everyone had time for me. Good training for graduates and varied projects for experience.
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Not bad company

Salary below average but their package is not really badThe management is not goodNice colleaguesWork overtimesHave hybrid working - 2days wfh not bad
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Not great

What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing they drop your pay rate What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Working 68 hrs a week and 60 hour nights with one day off a week, What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Stressful , tiring unhappy workplace What is a typical day like for you at the company?Writing Permits , ppm and reactive maintenance
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Not great pay

Good-People in your team are good to work with and supportiveChallenging problems to solveNever receive pay risesSenior leadership team lack empathy and don't care about employees
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great place to work, employees are friendly & there are opportunities if you ask for them. pay could be better, but this gets reviewed every 6 months/yearly.
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Good firm

Was based on the overhead project in Bristol The planning was always poor Overtime was forced upon you Pay rates was great and on-time Great staff-(gangs) but poor planners unrealistic schedules pouring concrete 1800 most days zero thanks or anything. Was a secure job but working 0630-1900 almost 4 days of the week then Saturday 0630-1500 then Sunday 0630-1700 you have zero social life but pay was 1900 per week but not worth it if want to give up weekend work you then get a disciplinary even though is meant be optional I’ll happily work again for these but not this project as it’s not we’ll ran Had great progress within 5 months loads of tickets I stayed here for 2 years till went to a small family firm




King days and hours
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Productive however no plan for development within certain sectors or pay increases

Pros - Good learning experience, very health and safety drivenCons - Poor Salary, difficult to get raisesCulture of workplace varies from job to job, isn't the best but not the worst.
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Great place to work, great culture, very diverse and inclusive

Great place to work, great culture, very diverse and inclusive. You have autonomy to carry out your duties, no one breathing on your neck. You are supported if you need the support - Excellent employer!


Fair, very flexible employer, there is always that encouragement to develop your career


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Dangerous Health and Safety Culture

As a safety professional, I felt very uncomfortable working for this company. The lack of safety on the job site was worrying and was often overlooked by the senior project team. This was due to the use of cheap, under skilled subcontractors that came in under budget.


Some nice people


Their approch to safety on the work site
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All mouth no action

What is the best part of working at the company? No one at board level has clue what the staff doWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Getting them to pay you correctly What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Corporate lies in abundance to make them look like a caring companyWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?I was lucky working field based hidden from the corporate nonsense
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Boring job

Constantly getting looked at over your shoulder by managers who don't know the job, stop watches to see how long you take doing the job, manager more interested if you've got your glasses, gloves and overalls on than just letting you get on with the work


Modern factory, early finish on Friday


No heating in the winter, poor management
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Lovely Team and Good Environment

Really good team and nice place to work. Everyone was friendly and I enjoyed the role while I was there. Salary was also good. Flexitime was available too.
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Poor Management

Terrible place to work. Management can’t make consistent decisions. Kept moving the goalposts and took credit for my hard work. No working system in place and stock inventory was non existent. No responsibility taken for any mistakes, always looking to place the blame elsewhere. Avoid




Long hours, poor pay, no guidance, very disorganised
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Shocking. Terrible work/life balance

Hours have been put up to 11hr per day, 10 days in a row. =55hours p/w with no extra pay. Instructed after hours by email to start rota following day!HR department not interested about staff mental health or work life balance.
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Not good

Not good had to go to the bathroom and was my macup of my face as it was burning it hurt the ckstomer they were not happy and neither was I but in the end
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Great Place

I was based at Wolverhampton Depot. Easy access, great staff. Monday meetings then on site rest of the week at various places. Paperwork is a lot but it's easily manageable and the staff are great to work with.


Good benefits, pension, holidays, etc


Long hours
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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