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Laing O'Rourke Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2019

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3.6
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Laing O'Rourke CEO Ray ORourke
Ray ORourke
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good support from Management and fairly good pay(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours during the week with week end work required/ expected but all paid at over time hourly rate so not too bad(in 30 reviews)

  • "Long hours perceived however if you ask the question to improve your work life balance they will respond positively(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture which is driven by fairness

    Cons

    Could be more organised, with room for modernization of working methods.

    Laing O'Rourke2019-04-29
  2. "Good Company"

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      Current Employee - Section Engineer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good training and interesting projects

      Cons

      Salary and benefits inconsistent accross the business

      Laing O'Rourke2019-05-28
    • "Decent company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England

      I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good rates of pay and benefits. Exposure to large complicated projects.

      Cons

      Progression can be slow. Work / life balance still not great on projects.

      Laing O'Rourke2019-05-20
    • "Psychological torture"

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      Former Employee - Engineer 
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good if you are a grraduate and are looking for experience and trainning.

      Cons

      Very difficult if you do not fit in their mold. Be prepared to unhealthy competition if you want to progress. High level of nepotism and passive aggressive behaviour.

      Advice to Management

      Not really

      Laing O'Rourke2019-05-12
    • "Alexcefc"

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        Current Employee - Electrician in Liverpool, England

        I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good company to work for

        Cons

        There isn’t any cons they are a good company

        Laing O'Rourke2019-04-10
      • "OK"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time

        Pros

        Above average salaries, some good projects

        Cons

        Long hours, brutal culture, poor management

        Laing O'Rourke2019-04-21
      • "Quality Engineer"

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        Current Employee - Quality Engineer in London, England

        I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        good work life balence for staff

        Cons

        Lack of variety of graduate roles

        Advice to Management

        More graduate schemes available to graduates

        Laing O'Rourke2019-04-03
      • "Good employer"

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        Current Employee - Senior Quantity Surveyor in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Rewarding, different projects, good people

        Cons

        Long hours, working away from home

        Laing O'Rourke2019-04-01
      • "Grad Site Engineer"

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

        I have been working at Laing O'Rourke full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Great benefits, great support for professional accreditation

        Cons

        Hours - no overtime during week

        Laing O'Rourke2019-03-15
      • "One of the better major CE Companies"

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        Former Employee - Experienced Freelance CE Groundwork Contractor in Sandbach, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Laing O'Rourke full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Market leading digital & 3D design & modelling Active in modern alliances & partnerships Leader in improving employee mental well-being Positive attitude to active SHE in the industry One-stop-shop with many "in-house" disciplines Pro-active employee development

        Cons

        Some "old school" personnel & culture remains

        Advice to Management

        Remember your people are your best potential asset Short term gains often lead to long term losses

        Laing O'Rourke2019-03-10
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