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Laing O'Rourke Interview Questions

Updated 23 Feb 2018
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  1.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke (Sydney) in June 2017.

    Interview

    One manager and one tech staff were the interviewer. Firstly they asked few general questions, including the opinions in the field, new technologies; Then ask me to code some algorithm on a whiteboard

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  2.  

    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke (London, England (UK)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    friendly environment. There was a group exercise a 1:1 interview and a presentation to do. For both the presentation and the group exercise there were briefs from which you had to gather all the information you needed. we were 6 people in the group exercise.

    Interview Questions

    • describe a situation when you applied common sense.   1 Answer
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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dartford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke (Dartford, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and asked for a phone interview. Five days later i notified to attend an assessment center. We had to discuss in teams of 4 for a given topic. After that we had to prepare a presentation within an hour and then we had an interview with one of the hiring managers.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe one time that you had to convince your team to adapt your way of thinking.   1 Answer

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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dartford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke (Dartford, England (UK)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Standard procedure of application, online tests, telephone interview then assessment centre. telephone interview was general competency questions and was quite easy. assessment centre involved a group discussion, presentation (which also included producing a report), and a one-to-one interview. the presentation/report section was defintely the most difficult as they gave us very little time to prepare (40 mins for report, 15 mins for presentation) then the presentation itself was 10 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe one time that you had to convince your team to adapt your way of thinking.   Answer Question

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke in May 2011.

    Interview

    The hiring process looked optimistic at the beginning. The interview was at a different location at lunch time. The interviewers were very professional during the interview. The technical part was very good, however the HR manager did not seem to be interested. After the interview, I was encouraged that it went very well. But then the result was not the same, The reason given was that they were looking for a different degree level. Therefore, they did not read through my CV properly before calling me to the interview. When enquired about it, they said its not just that, there are other reasons as well, such as your ambitions are higher than that we are looking for. So - are they looking for low ambitions people??

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    Document Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke in May 2013.

    Interview

    First applied to Laing for Document Control role last year. Interview set up by HR officer, interviewed by two Laing employees from the project who would be the direct line manager and Project Manager. Interview went well and I didn't hear any feedback at all until I emailed HR two weeks later who said he had broken his leg and couldn't get back to me and the document control role was no longer being offered due to an internal restructure. A month later I saw the same role being advertised again...
    Three weeks ago I submitted an application to a recruitment agency for a 3 month temp role which turned out to be for Laing (in the novo rail alliance). Novo rail interviewed me on the phone and I was offered a position via the recruiter, submitted my paperwork within 24 hours and references were grilled for 20 mins on the phone. The week I was due to start I kept being told Laing still needed to collect signatures so the start date was again put off to the following week. The day before I was due to start I was told by the recruiter Laing had had a reshuffle and the role might not be on the table for another 2 months so I should forget about it. The following week I see Laing advertising a doc control role in the same area for a rail job.

    Absolute waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a situation in which there was a breach of safety and what you did in response   1 Answer

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke (London, England (UK)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    There was a panel of three looking for honesty, dedication, capability, straight forward, nobody wanting to trip you up, many question about my background and how would I handle certain situations, such as construction problems, difficult client, etc

    Interview Questions

    • Why do I want to be a Project Manager   1 Answer
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    Communications Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke in May 2013.

    Interview

    Around 3 weeks from the application to a call back. Interview conducted by a newly promoted marketing manager that was either being sly, or genuinely aloof, when he said 'I am not good at interviews so lets just keep this really informal'. The Interviewer did not have much to say when asked about a new candidates potential progression for the company, proclaiming he had just been there at the right place and the right time. I got the impression that they seemed keen on me as a potential shoe-in, as I had had similar experience, but I got a general rejection email a week later. When I asked the interviewer, I was simply told I just 'didn't have the experience' - so why did I get invited to interview?

    Interview Questions

    • 'I don't know what to ask you, so please tell me about yourself'
      'Why do you want to work here'
      'This is an open plan office with Directors being able to see your every move, how does that make you feel?'   Answer Question

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    Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dayrah (United Arab Emirates)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke (Dayrah (United Arab Emirates)) in March 2009.

    Interview

    methodical, long, meticulous, good questions asked, experience acknowledged,

    Interview Questions

    • unexperienced HR personal, unnecessay question asked, asking for previous salary slip from previous employer   1 Answer

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    Summer Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Laing O'Rourke.

    Interview

    First, I was referred to the hiring manager by a company civil engineer who supervised my team and I in the university Constructionarium module. I was then shortlisted based on my CV and invited for a telephone interview. The telephone interview was based on competency type of questions and lasted half an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one thing about you that your friends would want to change?   Answer Question

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