Get the inside buzz from graduates at Balfour Beatty

7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Great company getting back on track."
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
 

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