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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Good place to work

Balfour Beatty is a good company to work for. They are safety conscious, adequate on the job training provider for their employee and will provide an environment where their employee can develop along their career path.

Pros

Adequate training

Cons

Excessive adherence to health and safety.
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CSK, a bulling culture

New into the business, no help or guidance no support.Old school club members only, a very bullied culture with ignorance towards mental health. Will allow you to drive for hours to work

Pros

You have a job

Cons

Expected to work Long hours
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Productive and enjoyable

Kept busy on school build, always on the move clearing and installation of modules, helping others, material separation for waste,good supervisor who was willing to help.

Pros

Kept extremely busy, good hours, good pay, close to amenities.

Cons

Travel can be a problem, own transportation would be ideal due to location, heavy lifting.
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Productive and challenging work environment.

Great place to work,pay is above average and management are very helpful when there's a situation with personal matters.So no complain, love working here.Lads are respectful and they are good grafters.Company has got all the good gears and are involved in major infrastructure projects. I'm hoping to stay with Balfour Beatty as long as I possibly can.

Pros

Guys work as a team .

Cons

Working away from home and using my own transport.
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Stressful

Too many management with nothing better to do than spy on your every move and no trust whatsoever. Try and cut hours at every chance they get. No variation in jobs given out always the easy option

Pros

Good work colleagues

Cons

Management expect you to do the work with inferior tools for the job requested
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I really liked it

I really enjoyed my time working at Balfour Beatty, and I really got with the mangers at the time. I was tupeed over to Network Plus, with most of same mangment, some diffrences though.
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Good place for progression

Good place for progression with a lot of time and care being taken with apprentices and graduates. Opportunities are rife and there’s a lot of support. Work life balance is good and you’re able to gain good experience
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Good

One of the leading construction companies I have worked for and maintained a professional attitude towards everything and focused on being part of a successful organisation.

Pros

Professional company

Cons

Good pay
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1 star

What is the best part of working at the company?It used to be a good company to work for. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?To many people that don’t know what they’re doing. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very negative What is a typical day like for you at the company?Over thank goodness
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Great projects and professionals

4 years with BB. Was a huge learning experience and worked on sizable projects. You can advance if you apply yourself and opportunities do come up, however, this generally is because of the turn over of staff. Never seen another company like it. Some days I would have gone in and there would be 20 new staff then a week later half had left. Most are put under huge amounts of pressure. If your face doesn't fit you will be pushed out. Additional overtime is expected as a norm. 12 hour days are normal practice, don't expect to be paid.
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Poor turnover

Poor turnover repeatedly. Regular redundancies. Holiday system complicated. Was in middle of work projects when redundancies kicked in as they didn’t seem to care / know about workload.
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Good place to work

Great place to work, great lads to work with. Let down by how the managers run the site and treat the staff. High turnover of managers because they can't do the job properly and instead of bringing through existing employees to fill the roll they always recruit from outside sources with a background totally different to what is needed.
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Fast paced

Not a bad place to work as long as management stay out your way. work life balance is very very very poor forced to work weekends no choice like they are mandatory. Do not get paid anymore than 10hrs a day even if you work 14hrs. Hourly rates are shocking and they pay some bonus just to get out of paying you extra time on weekends and above your 39hrs.

Pros

Plenty of work on

Cons

Work life balance, bad pay, rushed to do everything which results in injuries
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Seems to be going down hill

Balfour is a good place to gain experience and build your CV. However you will be massively over worked, under paid and under appreciated. They promise you the world but will leave you hanging.

Pros

Wfh / Individual teams at site level

Cons

Poor pay, over worked, under recognised, false hope and poor communication.
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I would of stayed longer if I didn't move away

I enjoyed my time at Balfour Beatty,some days could be parked up waiting to put out a closure,other days you could be litter picking,sign washing or vegetation removal

Pros

4 on 4 off

Cons

Night shift
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Avoid

Avoid at all cost! Poor management who clearly lack experience. No support, No Equality or diversity within the workplace. Very badly paid salary not competitive. Staff turnover is very high in HRSS.
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Was ok

Underpaid told have to work call out and winter work 3months without day off line manger tries to help but higher up moan tell u to get on with it not a care for safety but preach it all time
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A heavy turnover of staff says it all

Working in a small team of which had a lot of staff leave and a high turnover of staff due to poor man management 9 leaving in less than 2 years said it all ,including myself , Poor management along with long hours, away from home constantly and no promotion prospects made this job tedious and stressful
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Lessons to be learned

Not the best if companies but not the worst either. Higher management could do with actually listening to their employees and visiting the sites more often as well as meeting with the clients to see just how much their employees do to enhance BB’s image. They need to back their employees more and show clients that they are committed to the project rather than feathering their nests at head office. Had bad experiences with HR and pay.

Pros

Travel expenses paid.

Cons

Long hours, little recognition and stressful working conditions
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Poorly managed and poor safety culture

Poorly managed and poor safety culture. Blame culture rife, no management backup or support, skilled and knowledgeable people ignored, HR support poor
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Based on 1,285 reviews

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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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