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BuroHappold Reviews

Updated Oct 22, 2019

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3.5
67%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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BuroHappold CEO Neil Squibbs (no image)
Neil Squibbs
31 Ratings
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  • "Workplace bullying from senior management affects the culture negatively(in 12 reviews)

  • "The desire to exceed expectations can eat into work life balance(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company with challenging projects!"

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good exposure to a variety of projects. Provides a good opportunity to learn and develop, especially at the beginning of your career. It is also a very young company, with quite a few socials being organised after work (pizza nights, board games, etc.).

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower side of what the industry pays.

    BuroHappold2019-09-16
  2. "Great company, projects and staff"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BuroHappold full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility of work, projects, working environment

    Cons

    Salary disparity for same grades and lower than many competitors

    BuroHappold2019-10-22
  3. "A positive work space"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BuroHappold full-time

    Pros

    Inspiring colleagues with a drive to make a difference

    Cons

    The desire to exceed expectations can eat into work life balance

    BuroHappold2019-09-26
  4. "London office: it needs technically skilled leaders"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BuroHappold full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Chilled environment and nice people

    Cons

    Technical skills of higher grades is poor, not great place to learn and develop your career

    BuroHappold2019-10-05
  5. "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BuroHappold part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to further your career on exciting and innovative projects. Not a lot of hierarchy. Friendly staff who are there to do great engineering.

    Cons

    Frustrating to see the same old project management issues causing same old problems on projects. Hard to work part-time with "just get the job done" culture.

    BuroHappold2019-09-06
  6. "Great place to work, values, flexibility and variety of projects"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    > Exciting Projects > Great team > Flexible locations > Great office locations

    Cons

    > Sometimes high pressure scenarios > Culture of working late

    BuroHappold2019-07-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Structural Design Engineer in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BuroHappold full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Team work, exciting projects, creativity.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, but also enjoyable

    BuroHappold2019-06-10
  8. "Could be so much better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects Good benefits e.g. sick pay, holidays Nice office environment and nice people

    Cons

    Lack of flexible working Woeful project management leading to preventable losses and dishonest reporting Unpaid overtime expected at ridiculous levels - one engineer regularly worked up to 20 hours overtime a week and rarely if ever took TOIL. This is expected and those who work only their contracted hours are penalised. Salary terrible for non-engineers

    BuroHappold2019-06-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great social atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BuroHappold full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects, social environment, lots of sporting activities, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Not the best salary, secondments are difficult to arrange

    BuroHappold2019-05-14
  10. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Fund teams to work with and really bright people

    Cons

    Not the greatest career progressions.

    BuroHappold2019-04-29
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