Get the inside buzz from graduates at Balfour Beatty

7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Flexible, fun, diverse."
7.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
6.0 / 10
7.4 / 10
7.6 / 10
7.9 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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.

What insiders say about...

"Know basic engineering concepts, show your best self. Don't be too competitive in..."

"Great teamwork. Dynamic and diverse team. Good social aspects and out of work ac..."

"Nice offices, all tech is arranged. Locations are usually good with connections to..."

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

"I am happy with the salary I receive, though it would be nice to be compensated for..."

"Pension, car allowance, share programme."

"I was asked questions such as: Why do you want to work for Balfour Beatty? Do you..."

"As a construction company this is very high up on the list of priorities. There are..."

"Managers do not seem too concerned with my development, I'm very often left on my..."

"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."

"Great role. I work with suppliers to integrate sustainability objectives and support..."

"Range of projects, variety of day-to-day activities, well recognised."

"Hours can be long on site."

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

"Great company getting back on track."

"International company with a wide range of professions and expertise and a vast portfolio..."

"Well organised graduate scheme (training). However, if you are not on the graduate..."

"More involvement from the company once employment contract signed, not just after..."

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