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Kier Group Reviews

Updated 16 Oct 2019

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Kier Group CEO Haydn Mursell (no image)
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Pros
  • "Good people and personalities in the site environment (good atmosphere generally)(in 12 reviews)

  • "Provide study support, good work life balance(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "NO Overtime - Long hours to achieve earning potential advertised(in 12 reviews)

  • "No cons keep my head down and get on with the job(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunities and Variety"

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    Current Employee - Junior Recruiter in Tempsford, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Lots of variety, no two day is the same. Several opportunities for further training and learning on the job. Very positive working environment, lots of flexibility e.g. working from home. Opportunity to visit projects, gaining understanding of something that is not necessarily part of your everyday job. Travelling the country, getting to meet lots of different people and talking about careers etc.

    Cons

    During some peak seasons in the year, daily working hours can become slightly longer than usual.

    Kier Group2019-10-07
  2. "Greate place to work"

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    Former Employee - VAT Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kier Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great manager, brand new offices, generally nice colleagues and some nice benefits.

    Cons

    Rigid structure, migration to Oracle wasn't managed in a great way.

    Kier Group2019-10-09
  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Lead Document Controller in Loughborough, England
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kier Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a really positive vibe. Management are always happy to help you deliver results.

    Cons

    Lack of development opportunities l.

    Advice to Management

    Quicker progression routes would benefit employees.

    Kier Group2019-10-03
  4. "Poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, but that's pretty much it.

    Cons

    - Very bad higher management; no concept of leading by example. - Unorganised. - Bad IT/HR support. Last but not least, a very bad reputation with the clients and the sub-contractors at the same time.

    Kier Group2019-10-16
  5. "Apprentice"

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    Current Employee - Construction Apprentice 

    I have been working at Kier Group full-time

    Pros

    26 holidays per year allowance

    Cons

    Long working hours without overtime

    Kier Group2019-09-22
  6. "Generally a well managed company for its size"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Stanstead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty reasonable & decent company car.

    Cons

    Being a large company you can feel like just a number

    Kier Group2019-09-22
  7. "Fab"

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    Current Employee - Change Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loyalty great to work for

    Cons

    Mobility And support in learning

    Advice to Management

    None

    Kier Group2019-10-03
  8. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Kier is a Flexible company

    Cons

    The graduate programme is still in it’s infancy

    Kier Group2019-09-17
  9. "Pomp and Circumstance"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Rushden, East Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kier Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pension scheme, strong culture

    Cons

    Everything requires a form. Genuine mental health support is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Don't turn a blind eye to bullying, and recognise when poor performance is a stress problem rather than a capability problem.

    Kier Group2019-09-22
  10. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - AP Team Leader in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kier Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff Development and training was a top priority Friendly and lively working environment Support from management team Support to be involved in process improvements and changes

    Cons

    Longer hours during difficult financial periods but that is fairly standard when working within construction

    Kier Group2019-09-05
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