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Leighton Contractors Reviews

Updated 12 December 2018
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  1. "Leighton Contractors - Barrow Island"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company Values, and SHE culture which is delivered from the management down, and instilled at all levels, management always communicating change to personnel and informing them of issues or lessons learnt, pro-active with toolbox information meetings.
    Supervisors and HSS team are visible in the field are always mentoring and ensure job is conducted safely

    Cons

    There are no cons working for Leighton Contractors there pay well with industry standard and deliver, so i can';t say there are any cons

    Advice to Management

    I found working in a multi disciplined work front that processes need to be Consistent across the department and not doubled up, this just adds to the confusion and working things out, keeping things simple gives personnel the best opportunity to 1) understand the requirement of the process . 2) be able to deliver the right outcome according to the process . 3) deliver an an on time outcome for both Company and individual performance and satisfaction


  2. "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great project, good project team.

    Cons

    At the end of a tough project, it felt like the people who had saved the day were shown the door along with those who had been in charge when the problems were created.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from the lessons of the past with regards to pricing contracts to make a sustainable profit rather than just to win the work. Teach your Client facing staff how to deal effectively with demanding Clients particularly on lump sum jobs. Beware of going into industry sectors where you do not understand the culture i.e., oil and gas.

  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - General Manager Property in Brisbane
    Former Employee - General Manager Property in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with a number of opportunities if one is prepared to move to where work is as international company this allows global exposure. The diverse nature of company aĺlows one tobatay within same company whilst changing careers

    Cons

    Small cog in big wheel - not always across reasons company makes decisions. Being a listed entity often decisions màde with share price in mind this includes cost cutting by reducing staff numbers which is not always the best way.

    Advice to Management

    Difficult one morevto board take an intrest in staff and thyey may take interest in company and not aee as juat a job


  4. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good projects and experiences - chance to travel when wanted

    Cons

    Salary growth is slow, could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Better support


  5. "A job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatswood
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatswood
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience as the project was massive.
    Very good money
    Networking - you meet people from all around the world. Some are really good at what they do.

    Cons

    Very bad staff management
    Unnecessary stress to achieve goals
    Not rewarding work but had to do with the quality of the labour available as well.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management was not really approachable with unrealistic demands that came from bad planning and poor labor management. Human Resources were not helpful at all. There was minimum communication.


  6. "Undergraduate"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Engineer
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in. There is job satisfaction in completion of works and recognition from managers. Good step toward a graduate role.

    Cons

    Contract states standard working hours as well as (additional hours as needed to complete tasks), where in reality you are working at least 50 - 60 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Workers need some recognition of extra hours worked, and possibly a system in order to keep the morale of employees higher.


  7. "Some challenges with leadership"

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    Former Employee - Site Administrative/Scheduler in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Site Administrative/Scheduler in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people, reasonable pay

    Cons

    Too many managers and not enough people actually working. At one stage I reported to 7 different people all at the same level of management and all with conflicting priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the management structure and reporting lines. Get rid of managers who can't manage people!

  8. "this used to be a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very good safety procedures and culture on site
    large amount of projects in Australia and overseas
    some projects have a very good management team

    Cons

    no chances of getting promoted unless you are being looked after
    salaries are not competitive with no bonuses paid for extra work input.
    no training provided for a long time and hard to get approval to do so
    minimal work life balance
    too much paperwork and not enough employees to do it

    Advice to Management

    promote your junior staff and train them to take senior positions instead of employing people from the outside.
    pay your staff a competitive salary and reward them for all their hard work via bonuses or similar


  9. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in North Sydney
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in North Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my career at Leighton Contractors. It was a great place to develop and offered a great career.

    Cons

    Change in control left the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on safety, etc, etc, etc, etc


  10. "PM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time

    Pros

    A great range of projects

    Cons

    Difficulty balancing work and life