1. Helpful (5)

    "Ever get that sinking feeling..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leighton full-time

    Pros

    Nice staff who care and really want to make a difference Flexible working Interesting work that gives you good experience

    Cons

    Leighton has had its ups and downs over the years. When a new CEO came in over a year ago I hoped that we would be turning a corner. Unfortunately the last 15 months have seen a steady decline from an already precarious position. The new leadership team that has been brought in have become distant since their overly keen introduction. They spend more time working from home or working with their heads down than talking to clients and staff and actually trying to fix things. The commercial team has brought in a negligible amount of new work, meaning that we still rely on one big client (who get angrier with us by the week). More time is spent on company updates, quizzes and fancy dress than actually trying to improve the service we offer. Staff are treated appallingly and “managed out” if work isn’t found for them. At the moment I fear for Leighton, it just doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere. The Leighton motto “improve, improve, improve” is more of a punchline than a motivational slogan.

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    Leighton Response

    February 1, 2019Head of People

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Firstly, we appreciate you sharing your concerns regarding how you believe people are treated at Leighton. We can assure you that people are not merely “managed out” of the business. As a business, decisions have to be made that sadly may ultimately lead to people leaving the company; however, these decisions are only made after a full and thorough process in which the best options for both parties are considered and discussed. Thank you again for your feedback and we wish you well for the future.

Other Employee Reviews

  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Great people in a difficult situation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Team Leader in Durham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leighton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great work life balance - Great people - Good level of agency - You are generally trusted to do your work - Very strong cultural values - Honest in terms of difficulties and open to discuss - Very supportive shareholders

    Cons

    - Salary is not competitive - Not a lot of cash/income as a buffer so very risk averse - The pandemic has had huge ramifications on the custom software business - Strategy changes rapidly at the whiff of possible revenue

  2. "Family feel"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager in Crewe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leighton full-time

    Pros

    Supportive, passionate trust values, community feel

    Cons

    No Structure, technology behind, location

    Leighton Response

    May 20, 2020Head of People

    Hello and thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I wanted to check that you've placed your review on the correct company as I noticed that you were based in Crewe and your job title doesn't fit the roles that we have as a technology business. We are based in the North East of England. I wanted to ensure that you posted this good review on your own company Glassdoor. Many thanks

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