Get the inside buzz from graduates at Balfour Beatty

7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Flexible, fun, diverse."
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...

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

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

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

"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..."

"Pension, car allowance, share programme."

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

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

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

"A diverse office with different nationalities."

"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,..."

"Large company with a wealth of advice on hand."

"Working on a separate project means being divided from the company."

"They are a globally recognised company."

"Prolific, experienced, innovative."

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

"Good range of courses for graduates and also role specific training eg first aid..."

"Have someone mentor you through the job a little more. Many times I have been left..."

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