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A very positive one

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Former Employee - Site Secretary  in  Derby, England (UK)
Former Employee - Site Secretary in Derby, England (UK)

I worked at Balfour Construction full-time for more than a year

Pros

A great company with lots of possibilities and lots of nice people too.

Cons

At the moment a few people are loosing their jobs whilst they restructure the company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Upper Mgmt Out of Touch - Political - No room for personal growth

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    Former Employee - Preconstruction Employee  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Preconstruction Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Balfour Construction full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dallas office culture used to be great; Ex-ex President was very friendly; CEO is excellent; Great jobsite safety & quality; Very good benefits & pay;

    Cons

    - Dallas company culture has really declined. Balfour's recent acquisition of several other companies has destroyed the "small company" culture of all of them;
    - Promotions are nearly non-existent, unless you are politically tied to someone higher-up --- they are NOT performance based. In the past year, many talented employees have fled the company.
    - Upper management has had a lot of turnover the past 2 yrs --- very political & management is out of touch w/ employees. Most recent Presidents in the past 1-1/2 yrs have been awful;
    - Certain managers really abuse their employees, denying them any work/life balance and "clock watching" --- requiring employees to be at work even when work is slow;
    - Tenured employees are walked on & terminated when convenient; Preconstruction management is rigid & has a "my way or the highway" attitude toward employees;
    - Very "toxic" / "political" / "unsafe" atmosphere; Employees must "watch their back" at all times;
    - As the company has grown, it has taken on a "big company" atmosphere: Unnecessary rules & regulations have made them less competitive as a company and have also contributed to the decline of the culture;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get back to what made your company great: Attract talent & give promotions based on talent & good performance instead of politics & backstabbing; Allow employees as well as regional offices to excel at the things they are good at instead of forcing them into a mold and punishing them for not all being the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cheap shakes poor quaility bend the rules

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Balfour Construction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    steady work if you like scream and yell management

    Cons

    broke lots of life safety rules cheap cheap cover stuff they know is wrong ect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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