Get the inside buzz from graduates at Balfour Beatty

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...

"I recommend doing plenty of research. Going for a job without knowing the company..."

"Balfour Beatty is in a time of intensive change, which can put pressure on employees...."

"Site offices are temporary cabins. They're clean and have all the facilities you..."

"I'm on a 42 hour week. Not particularly flexible but generally work 8.00 am – 5.30..."

"Very competitive salary for a graduate. However, I don't receive overtime when working..."

"Company car and fuel allowance. Accommodation, travel, and food expenses when attending..."

"Why did you apply to Balfour Beatty? What was the most challenging task in your previous..."

"We recycle construction waste and there is an attempt to reduce energy consumption..."

"My personal experience of this has been good."

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

"I find it difficult to get clear information regarding the career progression."

"Day-to-day management of construction site."

"Supportive team working around me, strong reputation as a leader in the industry,..."

"There can be a lack of support in day-to-day tasks."

"They've been going for more than 100 years."

"Flexible, fun, diverse."

"Great reputation and an excellent opportunity to start my career in the industry..."

"Setting out: technical skills for my role and responsibilities. Short-term planning..."

"More interaction between graduates."

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