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Laing O'Rourke Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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3.7
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Laing O'Rourke CEO Ray ORourke
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41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good salary compensation and company car(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay, hours of work are restricted and safe environment(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    career progression and graduate programme

    Cons

    Will go external before promoting within.

    Advice to Management

    Promote graduates faster

    Laing O'Rourke2018-08-13
  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovative and forward looking

    Cons

    Continually pursues high-risk projects Poor work-life balance

    Laing O'Rourke2019-10-07
  3. "good rounded company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior LAND SURVEYOR in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    effort and skills are rewarded

    Cons

    Higher management tends to be week

    Advice to Management

    be upfront and honest

    Laing O'Rourke2019-09-25
  4. "Cluster...."

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    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Sydney
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Grad program / Young Guns / Guns - Great new Sydney HQ

    Cons

    - Can’t win work - Too focussed on innovation / transformation to Deliver 2025 - need to go back to basics and win work then deliver to budget (trying to walk before we crawl) - need to be in business in 2025 in the first place

    Advice to Management

    - Go back to basics - forget innovation THINK sustainability (being around in 2025) - Comms team need realistic comms not to always paint the picture as being very rosy

    Laing O'Rourke2019-06-07
  5. "Superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gold Coast
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great crew to work with

    Cons

    Future out look work wise poor

    Laing O'Rourke2019-04-29
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Laing O’Rourke Australia"

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    Current Employee - Director in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is above average - but not worth it.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership, unfair work practices.

    Laing O'Rourke2019-05-16
  7. "No support senior management to progress in career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Alot opportunities to work for multi disciplinary projects throughout Australia

    Cons

    Senior management are slow. Very systematic people and no clear path of progression for career.

    Laing O'Rourke2019-01-23
  8. "Site Engineer"

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    I worked at Laing O'Rourke

    Pros

    Great HR Team and graduate program.

    Cons

    You don't really get a say in where you want to go for work. You are put anywhere they require people to fast track the project.

    Laing O'Rourke2018-12-11
  9. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Administrator 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to move around Decent Salary Development (If you're an engineer) Good Culture

    Cons

    Development (If you're not an engineer) Don't do direct labour jobs anymore

    Advice to Management

    Increase development opportunities for all functions, not just engineering Joint Ventures ruin the otherwise good culture

    Laing O'Rourke2018-08-31
  10. "Soulless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time

    Pros

    Great sell - set you up to be disappointed!

    Cons

    People eater - will eat you up like bread and spit you out like dirt.

    Advice to Management

    Resign

    Laing O'Rourke2018-07-21
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