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Leighton Contractors Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2019

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Leighton Contractors CEO Roman Garrido
Roman Garrido
17 Ratings
Pros
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  • "No work life balance (usually 6 days per week, 6:30am to 5:30pm standard)(in 6 reviews)

  • "Abusive bully boys club, all mates and their wives in management roles(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Hdpe Welder in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good wage structure good project manager

    Cons

    No cons that i can recall

    Advice to Management

    Dont change

    Leighton Contractors2019-07-11
  2. "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

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

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time for 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.

    Leighton Contractors2017-10-11
  3. "Great"

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

    I worked at Leighton Contractors

    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

    Leighton Contractors2017-01-14
  4. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Leighton Contractors

    Pros

    Good projects and experiences - chance to travel when wanted

    Cons

    Salary growth is slow, could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Better support

    Leighton Contractors2016-11-08
  5. "Undergraduate"

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

    I worked at Leighton Contractors part-time for 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.

    Leighton Contractors2016-06-29
  6. "Some challenges with leadership"

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

    I worked at Leighton Contractors full-time for 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!

    Leighton Contractors2016-06-14
  7. "this used to be a great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors

    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

    Leighton Contractors2016-06-13
  8. "Leighton Contractors - Barrow Island"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leighton Contractors

    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...

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    Leighton Contractors2016-05-01
  9. "Great Place"

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

    I worked at Leighton Contractors for 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

    Leighton Contractors2016-04-11
  10. "PM"

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    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

    Leighton Contractors2016-03-06
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