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Leighton Reviews

Updated 9 Jan 2019

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3.5
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69%
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51%
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James Bunting
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Culture and Values"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houghton-le-Spring, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leighton full-time

    Pros

    As part of my job search I was looking for a place that offered a great culture fit with good values and feel like I found it at Leighton. Of course there is hard work but there is also semi-flexible working, extended lunches, and an encouragement to do activities such as the running club and football. A social committee also organise events for people to join in on too. There are also opportunities for people to progress...

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    Cons

    The culture varies slightly across sites as two of the sites are client sites but the values remain the same.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to feedback across various platforms and implement changes

    Leighton2019-01-09

    Leighton Response

    February 1, 2019Head of People

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear you feel that Leighton has good values and is a good culture fit for you. Our values and culture are things we are proud of and we continually monitor, and try to improve, them ...

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  2. "Great company and getting better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leighton full-time

    Pros

    Really supportive management team who care for their staff. They want to make it a great place to work. Some good projects to work and build your skills and experiences. Fun and can have a laugh Flexible and can work from home Free fruit and lots of social activities Feel like I’m listened to I have regular 121s and feedback on my progress and to share ideas The managers are open and honest and keep the staff...

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    Cons

    Would like the opportunity to buy holiday There has been a few leavers recently but I’m not worried.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the staff

    Leighton2018-12-24

    Leighton Response

    February 1, 2019Head of People

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your feedback and it’s great to hear that you’re enjoying your time at Leighton, it is always nice to hear positive feedback as we don’t always hear when things are working well. It makes our jobs more rewarding, knowing ...

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "Ever get that sinking feeling..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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...

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    Advice to Management

    Act on the advice you’re given.

    Leighton2018-12-18

    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 ...

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  4. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Doha

    I worked at Leighton for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging task and above average

    Cons

    No increase on salary

    Advice to Management

    None

    Leighton2018-12-20
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Literally, the worst place I’ve ever worked!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some genuinely nice people working here

    Cons

    There is so much wrong with Leighton it is difficult to know where to begin with this review. Leighton is by far the most toxic environment I’ve ever worked in. What is worse is that they know this and rather than fix the root of the problem they try their level best to pin the blame on anybody other than senior management. Around the end of 2017, we were told that a new CEO was coming in to replace the old CEO....

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    Advice to Management

    Less quizzes Management need to take responsibility Apply cultures and values instead of just making up a list of them

    Leighton2018-12-17

    Leighton Response

    February 1, 2019Head of People

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. To begin with may I say that I am genuinely pleased you have found a role in a company that is clearly a good fit for you, I am disappointed that Leighton was not that company. I appreciate you sharing your concerns about our ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting digital agency"

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    Former Employee - Full Stack Developer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with. Modern office.

    Cons

    Office location is isolated, without services or a good place where to eat.

    Advice to Management

    Project managers should work for the team not the other way around.

    Leighton2018-10-06
  7. Helpful (7)

    "No direction and sinking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leighton

    Pros

    Free fruit and coffee, flexible with work times to a degree

    Cons

    No direction on where they are going and no care for staff unless you fit in with management, who only care about how much money they can drain from big client, not so canny bunch. Very rarely see managers as they always seem to be working from home!

    Advice to Management

    Take notice of long term staff

    Leighton2018-08-02
  8. "Opportunity to Make a Difference"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leighton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The things I like most are:- * My opinion matters and my ideas are valued - I can make a real difference! * Clear strategy, vision and values - we have a plan and know how we will achieve it * Amazing People - some great colleagues, lots of different backgrounds and experiences and people I can really learn from * Exceptional Solutions - it feels like there is a real focus on producing work of real quality that...

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    Cons

    I've not come across any yet!

    Leighton2018-05-17
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Sinking ship, useless management and unhappy clients"

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

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

    Pros

    It tries to make itself look like a friendly place to work but having a games console and bean bags doesn't make you into a trendy company.

    Cons

    Management don't listen and are useless who don't care about employees and just want to get as much money from customers as possible. The offices are not properly maintained, not disabled friendly, too cold in the winter and stupidly hot in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Stop milking the big clients, stop over pricing and go back to what you used to be good at. Take a good look at the company, the employee feedback otherwise you won't last much longer.

    Leighton2018-06-09
  10. "Approachable People, Flexible working & a Fun Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houghton-le-Spring, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leighton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Clear culture, vision and values - Approachable Senior Management Team - Free fruit :) - Flexible working hours - Career Path - Feel challenged in my role

    Cons

    - Could do with a sandwich van - Hard to meet everyone as quite a few sites

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Leighton2018-05-03
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