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7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Professional, process-driven, rewarding."
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..."

"Hard to say. I'm on a large joint venture and sometimes it does not feel like working..."

"Depends on if you are based in a site office or head office. Business casual dress..."

"I work on a construction joint venture so my hours are different to my contracted..."

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

"Company car and discounts at shops and the cinema. Plus a reward points system."

"Demonstrate a time when you showed leadership, safety, problem solving etc."

"There is waste management on site."

"I don't have a great deal of contact with the senior management team, and rarely..."

"Great focus on diversity and LGBT (recently awarded with diversity award from Highways..."

"You may need to be with the company for a long time before you will be recognised..."

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

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

"Inflexible working hours."

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

"Influential, innovative, improving."

"They are prolific, the graduate scheme looked good, and I liked the career opportunities...."

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

"Earlier engagement following acceptance of the job offer in order to provide information..."

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