Leighton Reviews

Updated 16 May 2020

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  1. "Amazing Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Having recently joined Leighton I couldn't be happier. What a great team of talented people with a immense passion for what they do. Leighton offer a range of great staff benefits and perks including flexible working hours which is great!

    Cons

    I haven't had a go on the xbox yet

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not the "Digital Agency" they claim to be, all talk no action"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Pension plan is very good - Work is relatively easy - You can coast through your career - They throw job titles at you, without any salary increments - basically making it easier for you to get a job elsewhere on a higher wage - Has a fairly good reputation in the industry, so can help getting a job after - however, with the amount of unhappy staff moving on that reputation might start to dilute

    Cons

    - Salary is not competitive once you have some experience, yet management claim it is - There's rarely financial reward for promotions, often spouting 'the job title is the reward' - Management structure is very poor, it's not balanced between managers and staff - Projects are managed badly, such as simple costing mistakes - One main client, work is very rinse and repeat - No interest in smaller clients to freshen it up or keep the work interesting - Goal is to get large companies on long-term maintenance contracts - not exciting - Does not create an atmosphere to innovate - Leighton hyped up an R&D team, but it fell apart when there was pressure/expectation to build profitable products instantly - Management are slow to react to employee dissatisfaction, blames that on the employees rather than the management/company - High turnover, again, management spin this as getting rid of 'bad apples', yet most of the development staff that have left have been the experienced staff and have gone on to work for bigger companies leaving a huge gap of knowledge - Hiring policy is to fill 'heads' for the client, rather than hiring talent - expect a lot of junior/inexperienced developers, or simply developers who are not very good - Media strategy is to make the company appear like something they're not - Send more Marketing staff to tech-based conferences than developers

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