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Faithful + Gould Reviews

Updated 4 Dec 2019

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3.5
77%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
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Faithful + Gould CEO Donald Lawson
Donald Lawson
43 Ratings
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  • "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. "Working at F+G"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Quantity Surveyor in Stockton-on-Tees, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive overall and flexible.

    Cons

    Unclear processes for progression and internal procedures.

    Faithful + Gould2019-07-30
  2. "Positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High levels of responsibility and trust Solid teams of highly skilled staff There’s nothing F+G can’t do - you just have to find the right person is the company. Lots of opportunity to work on diverse range of projects in alsorts of sectors. Best training support anywhere. Fair way of supporting people who help themselves.

    Cons

    Usual downsides of working in a big organization. Some resistance/inflexibility to operating outside of standard company protocol. Company internal procedures and training can be a bit well corporate and not necessarily 100% relevant to the project you’re working on.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more communication between teams to facilitate cross selling of services.

    Faithful + Gould2019-11-08
  3. "Great first few weeks, optimistic for the future."

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    Current Employee - Project Management Graduate in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly team, with great management support. Willing to invest in employees. Opportunities to grow professionally.

    Cons

    Limited parking onsite. No company car for the role with arguably the most business travel requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Consider car allowance/company car.

    Faithful + Gould2019-08-05
  4. "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
  5. Helpful (3)

    "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 other staff) at high level which does not set a good impression on younger members of staff. Career will easily drift with no structure. Junior/graduate staff members are brought into projects just to write minutes yet know nothing about construction- don’t bother going to university, just take up an administrator role.

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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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. 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
  10. "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
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