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Multiplex Reviews

Updated 8 August 2017
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  1. "Overall a great place to work - a few tweaks needed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multiplex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture - everyone is approachable
    Global career opportunities
    Brilliant projects

    Cons

    Can get political at a very senior level
    Favouritism

    Advice to Management

    Don't carry dead weight
    Reward exceptional staff
    don't lose the culture and the social side


  2. "Interesting project portfolio"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Multiplex full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has not very many projects, but all the projects are interesting.

    Cons

    A little less pointy elbows and politics would not go amiss.


  3. "Great potential, good people, but poor management and culture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Multiplex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of great talent and good people. Lots of social events. Job sites are very clean and safe. People don't clock watch as much so hours are more flexible

    Cons

    Plenty of incompetent and unethical people too. HR don't have a safe forum to report sexist and inappropriate behaviour so many turn a blind eye to it

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on skill and knowledge rather than mates


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Motto: Built to employ incompetence"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Multiplex (More than a year)

    Pros

    they allow you to transfer to other regions easily if you are someone who wants to travel around the world.

    Cons

    the company employs high volumes of grads. Many full-term employees are friends of friends and friends of management without any qualifications or experience. Some sites have up to 10 grads which becomes an issue when tight deadlines needs to be met. The worst is when those incompetent, recommended people are promoted to higher jobs becoming a major issue to the service provided to internal and external stakeholders. The Board most of the times has no clue of what happens in certain departments like IT for example, they simply buy what is sold to them by high level Management. HR have shown signs of corruption by covering up issues that should have resulted with the firing of certain individuals. Those individuals are "protected" by their line managers or friends who recommended them for the role. Don't bother raising any issues with HR, they'll refer confidential matters straight to the people you have raised complaints about. Double standards, bullying and backstabbing reign in this company. Bonuses are irrelevant too.

    Advice to Management

    Start employing people with skills not friends of friends! Investigate management who don't provide any added value to the company as what they do is only travelling around the globe. Investigate your HR department.


  6. "Awful. Stay away."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Multiplex full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some lovely people.

    Cons

    Backstabbing from management, poor salary, unsupportive, misled with career opportunities, a lot of favouritism.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and support them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Engineering Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is well respected and has grown tremendously over the past few years.
    Operate in many different countries.

    Cons

    Office Politics is obvious
    Hire more specialists.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the office politics (merit based on friendships)


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Awful Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Multiplex full-time

    Pros

    great location of offices

    Cons

    majority of staff think they are above themselves in management, lots of back stabbing and not a pleasant working environment -

    Advice to Management

    start to look after your staff more closely, than looking too much after your own personal interests.


  9. "would recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, great projects, good managers

    Cons

    long hours, fast pace, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    listen to all feedback and staff


  10. "Enjoyed my time there"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Multiplex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Former management created a healthy environment of nurturing. Had enough learning and mentoring opportunities. Very welcoming environment.

    Cons

    Current management, Not enough project, No growth.


  11. "Excellent company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cadet in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Cadet in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

    -Plenty of opportunities
    -Plenty of responsibility
    -Structured rotations

    Cons

    -40 hours plus while at university


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