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7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Prolific, experienced, innovative."
Pros: 
  • Benefits include a company car, expenses, and a good pension scheme.
  • Training is well organised and the work covers a wide range of different experiences.
  • Starting salary is to the higher end for graduate engineers.
  • Opportunities to work on some of the biggest and most challenging projects in the UK.
Cons: 
  • Hours can be very long during busy periods.
  • Overtime is expected but unpaid.
  • Heavy workloads mean that managers and supervisors can be hard to get hold of.
  • Many opportunities for progression, but it can sometimes be hard to identify them.
Culture
7.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
 
Hours
6.0 / 10
 
Salary
7.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.6 / 10
 
 
Training
7.9 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Be honest, do not put anything that is false in your CV, do not exaggerate your skills...."

"Not very social due to the demographics of the industry. Strong hierarchy, but open..."

"I am based on site but there are temporary offices, which are good and well located...."

"8.00 am – 5.00 pm. Fairly flexible."

"Happy for where I am in my career. However, I have heard that it is difficult to..."

"Company car and discounts at shops and the cinema. Plus a reward points system."

"I was asked: give an example of having to deal with health and safety matters. When..."

"There is waste management on site."

"I don't have a great deal of contact with the senior management team, and rarely..."

"I don't think anyone cares what colour, sexuality or gender you are as long as you..."

"I believe it's easy to move up if you are driven and work hard."

"Overseeing construction of key elements of Crossrail within a large joint venture,..."

"Size of the company, challenges to work on, lots of responsibility early on."

"Major opportunities, but no clear route on how to get to those opportunities. Lack..."

"Balfour Beatty spends over £1 billion with SMEs every year, and we make a lot of..."

"Influential, innovative, improving."

"They provided me with a full scholarship to undertake my MSc. Felt like I owed them..."

"Graduate scheme, specifically project management course."

"Earlier engagement following acceptance of the job offer in order to provide information..."

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