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Faithful + Gould Reviews

Updated May 1, 2019

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Found 128 reviews

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Faithful + Gould CEO Donald Lawson
Donald Lawson
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits other than the salary(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great people, good team spirit, willingness to go the extra mile with clients(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "I work contract on project for ExxonMobil, haven't worked for F&G long enough to have any cons(in 9 reviews)

  • "You are simply a number and a way to make money for the greedy members of upper management(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Apprentice"

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Quantity Surveyor in Epsom, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exciting and great opportunities to progress

    Cons

    There isn't really any cons.

    Faithful + Gould2019-03-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awful experience- avoid at all costs!!"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working Satisfaction in handing in your notice.

    Cons

    Projects are boring and relatively small Staff are brainwashed and cannot see that they are miles behind so called competitors- these competitors are much superior in every discipline and win proper projects in London and surrounding areas. PM staff don’t actually understand how the construction industry operates. Framework orientated consultancy and struggle to bring in new clients/projects. Evident gossiping (about...

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    Advice to Management

    Too far gone- major revamp in management required. Many members of staff have been there too long and are too set in their own ways. Wake up and smell the coffee- the ‘F&G’ way is definitely not the correct way and learn from other construction consultancies as the gap in service is miles apart.

    Faithful + Gould2019-03-25
  3. "Working for F&G"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time

      Pros

      Good team (for the most part), extremely social, market rate salary and some flexibility with ways of working.

      Cons

      Systems and procedures heavy, too much focus on completing time sheets and not enough on the end product. Elements of middle management in a certain team need careful review.

      Advice to Management

      More focus on doing the job for the right price instead of going in cheap and doing a bad job. With so much emphasis on utilisation, there still seems to be an issue with employees without enough to do and this creates stress when it comes to completing time sheets.

      Faithful + Gould2019-02-07
    • "Positive experience overall"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great culture to work in and strong focus on staff

      Cons

      Large organisation so a level of bureaucracy to deal with

      Faithful + Gould2019-01-15
    • "Great culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time

      Pros

      Great culture, staff professional on every level.

      Cons

      None I experienced in my time with the company.

      Faithful + Gould2018-11-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Mixed"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time

        Pros

        Good projects Enjoyable work Flexible work

        Cons

        Poor manager Politics Work/ life

        Faithful + Gould2018-10-08
      • "A decent company to work for!"

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        Current Employee - Project Manager 
        Recommends

        I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        I have been working for Faithful+Gould for the past 8 months. It's been really good. Really nice and friendly people to work with. The managers seem to really care about development of their employees. Really positive experience up to now.

        Cons

        I don't feel there is any to report up to now.

        Faithful + Gould2018-09-19
      • "Quantity Surveyor"

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        Former Employee - Quantity Surveyor 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        great team ethic, excellent resources and tools to carry out job to the highest standard, plenty of opportunities to work on prestigious projects

        Cons

        salary slightly below market rate

        Advice to Management

        align salary with market rate

        Faithful + Gould2018-08-15
      • "Quantity Surveyor"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time

        Pros

        Good training for APC and general continuous development

        Cons

        Might be long waiting for promotion

        Advice to Management

        Take care of the staff

        Faithful + Gould2018-06-05
      • Helpful (1)

        "Promotions"

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        Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Benefits but ultimately none

        Cons

        Promotions and how they are decided are convoluted and embarrassing for the company. I have particularly noticed this in the London Building Surveying team.

        Advice to Management

        Stop promoting people who do not deserve it and who add no value to the company. People who show little to no experience in actually managing people or junior staff do not deserve promotions. Recognise the skills and people you have particularly junior staff who need more support but are penalised when they don't meet expectations despite not receiving the correct support and used as fall men and women for middle management...

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        Faithful + Gould2018-06-28
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