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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Balfour Beatty

7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"A leading international infrastructure company."
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...

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"Good, but doesn't compare with finance which is a strong career option for grads..."

"Expenses, company car, pension flexible benefits scheme, training courses."

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

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"Well organised graduate scheme and training, competitive salary and benefits."

"Inflexible working hours."

"They are a globally recognised company."

"Market leader and highly respected civil engineering company, operating on a global..."

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

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