Fletcher Building Reviews
Pros – Lot of opportunities
Capable and strong leadership
Cons – Going through a difficult change from being decentralised to more centralised for some functions.
Capability in some management positions is not great, but is starting to change
Advice to Senior Management – Keep going, don't lose the faith
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Great opportunities in terms of education and support, not only for staff but their dependents as well.
Cons – Divisions are quite separate - not much room for work between them, quite inefficient
Pros – They are big and famous. Have so much resource
Cons – Not much opportunity in IT area
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Largest construction company in New Zealand provides access to some of the most interesting projects around. The Fletcher empire has everything you might need here in construction. Because of its size, its a great place to exist as an Engineer if you are average in abilities and ambition. Promotion will come with time served.
There are also some great people to work with and good managers. It can just be hit and miss.
Cons – Being the largest construction company in New Zealand and encumbant firm. The company's rhetoric and literature is of ingenuity, adaptability and continual progress. The reality is often quite different - and is entrenched all the way up to senior management. Being the largest firm with access to resources no other firm in New Zealand has, Fletcher Building relies on its size. In any other larger and more developed country it would not survive as it currently does or be the firm of choice.
Advice to Senior Management – With the huge range of skills and abilities that Fletcher has in it's people, particularly Engineers and skilled tradesmen - ingenuity and performance should be better valued. New Zealand and Fletcher's wonder why so many are crossing the ditch. A lot of the answer lies at home.