GHD Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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3.6
68%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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GHD CEO Ashley Wright
Ashley Wright
194 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Culture, Great people, Great Development(in 30 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, flexible working arrangement, great COVID response(in 25 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Employee owned flexible and ambitious team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Quick decision making, strong personal and financial support, person focused and employee owned is a strong ethos.

    Cons

    Still small in the UK - this gives lots of opportunities to shape the business although work needed to build the brand.

  2. COVID-19

    "Nice place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, employee owned. Looked after during pandemic

    Cons

    At busiest times you can work long hours with no compensation.


  3. "Great for development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects to work on Varied work across UK

    Cons

    Salary rarely competitive Management can be difficult

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Terrible company, not organised, inconsistent & management havent a clue"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no pros working at this company

    Cons

    Inaccurate work deadlines, don't care about the staff and bullying is an issue. Communication is non existent and work is done over and over due to preferential engineering wasting time and money. Certain managers in positions of power which has led them to believe they are good at what they do which is quite frankley the opposite.

  5. "customer service"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Melbourn, England

    I worked at GHD part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good income money salary etc

    Cons

    high work pressure environment etc

  6. "Great company to work in"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams, environment, working flexibility

    Cons

    pure carrier progression, no benefits

  7. "Good company with some flaws"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good variety of projects to work so you develop your career.

    Cons

    Hard to work across the offices

  8. "A great corporate culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, clear direction and nurturing culture.

    Cons

    Need to celebrate more our purpose and how we deliver great projects

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  9. "Decent and inquisitive company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    - Flat org structure - Relaxed office culture - Range of projects and commissions to work on - Regional bases mean you work across Uk and the ME - Flexible teams - Firm is undergoing a transformation (for the good)

    Cons

    - Business model is very Aus orientated rather than a global one

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly people, no management direction"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frodsham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly, good benefits, supportive company, flexible working

    Cons

    Poor pay, very hierarchical business structure, higher management unapproachable, unable to retain or recognise good talent, company makes quick rash decisions, no future sight

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