Diversity

6.5 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2017)

2017

"Diversity is currently poor but there is a clear desire to address this."
Graduate, Northampton
"It's become a much bigger focus recently. This isn't to say that we didn't care about it before but efforts have definitely been increased. Inclusion is key and always has been but, by having a higher proportion of those from STEM subjects, we currently have a lower percentage of women than most graduate jobs. This is particularly noticeable at the leadership level."
Graduate, UK Wide
"It's a great place to work as a woman. I feel completely respected and empowered to be the best that I can be. I think that this is about the best place I could be right now in terms of being stretched and supported as a female. However, the company has historically been made up of white, male engineers from Oxbridge. This does mean that you are in the minority and there are not women at the highest levels of the business. I would love to see a female associate director and the company is actively working on diversity to make it happen."
Graduate, I have worked in several cities including: Edinburgh, Hamilton (Canada), Birmingham, Bolton and London
"While the company is getting more diverse, it's still currently mostly men from mostly STEM subjects. It is, however, very flexible on issues such as working patterns and maternity leave. Getting in is probably the main area for us to improve on as, once you're here, everyone is keen to be welcoming."
Entry level, Currently London, though it varies.
"I would rank the employer's commitment to diversity higher than how diverse the business currently is. It is in a state of change and it's going the right way."
Entry level, All over the UK
"There's a low level of diversity at the moment (this is due more to a lack of diversity in the industry than the company) but we are trying to improve this."
Graduate, Barrow in Furness

2015

"The company actively seeks anyone who has the skills, however in my opinion, we probably don't have enough diversity within the company yet."
Senior Consultant, Various UK locations
"We are not very diverse but are representative of the pool from which we interview and recruit. We are working on this."
Operations Consultant, London
"The company is very keen on encouraging diversity, but is not always sure how to handle people who don't fit the mould. Everyone is treated equally, but that means that the pressure can be on you to fit in."
Senior Consultant, London
"We're not a very diverse company, but that's as a result of recruiting from not particularly diverse subjects (like engineering). We're getting more diverse over time. There are no issues with this through recruitment or promotion. Concerted efforts are made to retain all employees and consistently improve work/life balance."
Senior Consultant, Birmingham
"Diversity is improving, but the nature of the current employment approach means the business is not ideally balanced, though it is better than most engineering companies. It is not as good as other major City firms, however."
Senior Consultant, London
"An extremely open company. Since we do recruit for the consulting role from university engineering students, we can limit ourselves due to the limits of this recruitment pool. We do recruit from other areas, subjects and backgrounds, but the skill sets required are in a higher density in engineering grads."
Senior Consultant, Oxford
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