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I have been working at Bouygues UK full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Great way to learn and gain experience in the industry as they put you in the deep end and give you some real autonomy to manage your own workload (either manage it or die trying). The work is varied and engaging, boredom will certainly not be a problem. Managers and engineers are exposed to carrying out the quantity surveying elements of the role and are required to have a firm grasp on the financial numbers.Cons
The companies expectations of your output are way in excess of any other British companies, you can expect working very long hours (Typically 8am-8pm as a minimum). I mention British as Bouygues UK are originally a French company who very much maintain the French system of operating although they have adapted their policies and systems to become more UK friendly.
An example is the role of the QS, were as previously they were not utilised or relied on as much due to engineers and managers fulfilling that role. The role of the QS has evolved and even though
Nearly all project teams are under resourced, projects are priced that way and you will be expected to keep to that.
The company management system is bureaucratic and involves a lot of paperwork, you will be expected to adhere to it.Advice to ManagementAdvice
The remuneration packages needs to be consolidated as currently there is too large a discrepancy between the individuals who are of the same grade, perform the same role and have the same responsibilities.
Project Managers within the group vary significantly in their competencies to fulfill their role which can have a significant impact on the project team and their output. The problem seems to be not from the PMs being promoted to the role within the company but more from the external experienced individuals they employ who find great difficulty in adapting to the systems and policies of the company.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO