Overall reviews at Balfour Beatty
Division Manager | Derby
| 25 Jul 2015
A great company to work for. Core values are work & life balance. Opportunities for development available. I love working for Balfour Beatty, they have provided me with such a great working environment as well as personal development and opportunities to excel in further in my career.
Efficient and friendly workplace
All the workers were very friendly and they were all willing to assist you with anything you need help with. The food served was great quality and everyone works together well to get things done quickly!
ProsWell priced meals
Working with Balfour has indeed been productive and generally engaging. It’s also provided me a privileged insight into business relationship managerial functions which I have wanted to engage in especially in dealing with stakeholders on complex infrastructures
ProsFriendly work place
Service Engineer | Worsley
| 14 Jun 2016
Demanding but rewarding
I spent 6 yr in the gas industry which I am proud off as I put a lot into giving my all and achieving my goal set by managers. I found it to be very demanding an some managers required management skill in handling staff an stressful situations but all round a good company to work for and I life lesson for me in the working world
ConsPRESSURE FROM MANAGEMENT
litterpicking, filling potholes, dropping cones and signs
Adjusting to other peoples behavior's and attitudes. Making sure that we get the job right. Easiest part was adjusting to the job. Working alongside team members outside the organisation
Great company but times of change with Leo at the Helm. Fluid time over coming years as the vision becomes reality in Build to Last
Switchboard Operator | Victoria
| 26 Jan 2014
• Meeting and Greeting Visitors
• Answer incoming calls, greeting callers, providing information, transferring calls and/or taking messages as necessary
• Deal with telephone calls in a diplomatic and sensitive way with due regard to confidentiality.
• Answer, forwarding and sending emails
• General administrative duties as assigned
• Maintaining, updating project lists and contact information
Prosfree blood test, free flu bab
Plan Manager | London
| 30 May 2018
Was brought into the role to align with the client rail business. Got a good knowledge of the contracting process and the difficulties they have with clients.
ProsLet alone to do my job
ConsTimelines for delivery very tight
Sales Engineer | Kintore
| 17 May 2018
Has been a good company to work with
Enjoyed my time with Balfour Beatty until the last year as ruthless changes are being made and we have watched a vibrant money making part of the business being pulled apart.
Management team was not supportive
In my last year with Balfour Beatty Communities (total 12 years), I was promoted to management. The stress level became unbearable and I resigned 1 year after accepting the management position.
Talented people, positive goal based culture
Global giant of a company and quite progressive in their values of employees, safety on the construction sites, company culture/attitude in its approach to protecting the environment in how it does business. Loads of talented co-workers. If you work hard you will be respected, not held back. and will likely find personal and professional satisfaction with this team-oriented company.
Great place to work.
Company cares about their employees and their customers. My managers above me took care of me and the employees under my responsibility. Great experience working with Balfour Beatty Communities.
ProsGreat working environment.
Struggles within "Commercial Div. Control & Multifamily Div."
Raleigh Commercial Division is a click. Either your in or your out.
If your new and experienced, watch out. Better off keeping your mouth shut and not saying anything or letting anyone know that you are capable. Its definitely a CYA environment. If your not a beer drinker, where you go out for beers with the hierarchy,your out. Your typical day starts at 6:30 am and runs to no earlier then 5:00 pm. Most days your there even later. Your also required to work at least every other Saturday ( 10 hrs.). I averaged no less then 65 Hrs. a week. We also had street closures that would require someone to be onsite. I had worked a couple of times 20+ hours straight. Do I think that all the areas within Balfour are like that. No. I met some really nice people that worked for Balfour when I was going to some of the training that they offered. I just think that the Raleigh Division has issues. The Raleigh Division also has a "us against them mentality" in regards to the subcontractors. Leads to a very poor work environment along with poor morale.
ProsDecent health insurance program & 401K
Great fast paced work environment. Military Privatized Housing, offers great homes to service members and their families. Company focus on safety, professional training and team work.
Proswell established company with a strong commitment to families and property management
Consmust fine tune policies and procedures
If you are an engineer then this may be a good place to work. However the Corporate office does not offer much room for growth. .
ProsGood Work Life balance
ConsLimited room for growth
Excellent Multi-national Company
Balfour Beatty Communities is a terrific company and offers excellent benefits, training and opportunity for advancement.