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Laing O'Rourke Reviews

Updated 24 September 2018
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Laing O'Rourke CEO Ray ORourke
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Pros
  • "Direct employment, good health and safety, welfare facilities" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Good pay, hours of work are restricted and safe environment" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expectation to work long hours (culture of industry in general)" (in 27 reviews)

  • "No emphasis on work/life balance" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good employer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    career progression and graduate programme

    Cons

    Will go external before promoting within.

    Advice to Management

    Promote graduates faster


  2. "Pretty Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (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

  3. "Soulless"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  4. "Senior Safety Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Safety Advisor in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Safety Advisor in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, hours of work are restricted and safe environment.

    Cons

    Lack of choice as to where to live at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Nedd to get better at planning and people management.


  5. "Not bad, but not great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney
    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Really good graduate program
    - They push you to perform
    - They've got some interesting jobs on at the moment

    Cons

    - Very cliquey
    - No emphasis on work/life balance
    - They pay less than all the other tier 1s
    - Not enough Aussies working for them (predominantly English and Irish)

    Advice to Management

    Stop importing your upper management - Put some local lads in the top spots


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place ever"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time

    Pros

    There is nothing great to say about this company, except for it's name on my CV

    Cons

    Everything, from the staff to HR to management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "*"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global business with lots of opportunities if you are willing to move with the business as they grow and change.

    Lot's of great people across Australia with vast knowledge and experiences.

    Big focus on developing talent and driving performance

    Cons

    High turnover of staff which means things can be great one minute and challenging the next.

    Fast passed and increasing rate of change can cause issues in communication and company direction.

    Family based business, who you know is everything and support from the leaders is critical to your survival.

    Flexible Working and Diversity are still major issues in this organisation. Particularly around women in leadership roles.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health and Safety Manager in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Health and Safety Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great safety culture
    Challenging roles
    Opportunities to progress
    Good people

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Flexible working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow people internally


  9. "Quantity Surveyor at LORAC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantity Surveyor in North Sydney
    Former Employee - Quantity Surveyor in North Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great people at project level
    Excellent attention to safety

    Cons

    EXTREMELY long hours
    Salary certainly isn't market leading.
    poor salary
    poor attention to training
    treated as a commodity rather than a person

    Advice to Management

    Resource jobs correctly


  10. "Safety First"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leading Hand Signal Elecrician in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Leading Hand Signal Elecrician in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time

    Pros

    Looking out for employees with safe work practices and safe environment

    Cons

    none that i know of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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