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Plowman Craven is a well run medium sized enterprise. The executive leadership team may benefit from broader experience outside the world of surveying, however.
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Great company & thoroughly rewarding place to work

If your looking for the best in the business surveying consultancy with a prestigious history and great future working on landmark projects this is the place to be.The continual investment in people, processes and technology is brilliant.You'll be rewarded for performance and mentored for development right from surveyor level through to management level
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  • Supportive environment
  • Sense of belonging
  • Clear sense of purpose
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Ability to learn new things

Interesting project, good company (and salary), but management must be improved

As stated between the pros and cons, generally the projects are interesting, but the management is terrible. I was relieved when I resigned from the job (see below for further details)

Pros

The possibility to work with interesting projects, The business is smaller compared to other big companies, therefore you will have more flexibility.

Cons

Management must be improved
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Avoid

London office is run by commercial managers with no site experience, this is evident in the poor quality of support and logistics. Focus is entirely on profit with unfair deadlines and prevention of training to stop people leaving with more skills.

Pros

Excellent survey team

Cons

Poor management and low salaries
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poor management commitment

poor leadership and support, money is the key driver to human collateral, no real support for employees , poor quality of product highly recommend to avoid this business if possible low professionalism and conduct ethically

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Work well in a team and enjoy a challenge

In the survey/engineering side of the business, sometimes the best and only way to learn a new trade is to actually having to get out their and do it! Sometimes, I agree that the best way to learn, is to learn from your mistakes, and the next time you do a similar job, you will be better. What I have learnt from doing lots of different survey jobs over the last 11 years, is that one of the most important things that the client is looking for with the data that you give them, is the QUALITY of the results. The time it takes you/your team to collate, process the data is also important, but if you rush the job too much becaue you might have a set dealine, I have learnt that this is where you/your team are more likely to make mistakes. To come back to the office after a day out collecting data etc and then spending time, hours etc, processing the data and then having it checked by management before it get sent off to the client is very rewarding and makes the job both enjoyable and rewarding.

Pros

Senior management/directors treated you as a person and not just a number

Cons

More Training would have been nice.
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Based on 12 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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