Senior Engineer (Former Employee) – Yorkshire – 1 March 2019
I ended up working for Galliford Try as a result of them taking over a company I was happily working for. I met a lot of good people especially among the operatives and sub-contractors but none of the staff seemed happy with their prospects there and the way the company was heading. The salary was good but the level of commitment required ruled out leading a normal balanced lifestyle..The work available got further and further from home and I ended up travelling four hours every day on top of a full working day. O.K if you are totally comitted to work and like living out of a suitcase but if you want a home life forget it.
Good pension scheme and salary.
Senior management had poor attitude to subordinates.
Administrator (Current Employee) – North East – 28 March 2019
There was poor progression routes for administrators, they are not taken very seriously when it comes to their career opportunities within the company and almost feel their desires to progress are dismissed.
Promised alot but not conducive environment to work
Document Controller (Former Employee) – Oaklands, UK – 26 December 2018
Busy working environment Work load not structured Learned new systems Management do not recognise and appreciate commitment and hard work Regiment/Robotic environment Limited "Hot desk" Great facilities at head office
Site Premises Manager (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 18 November 2018
Average day consisted of the day to day management of a school. Was ok as a job but due to workers feeling they were hard done by and management not really having any great management skills it wasn't the best place to work.
During the summertime placement with Galliford Try I was constantly surrounded by staff who were there to help with any of my needs and/or questions. I rapidly developed my understanding of engineering during this placement which in turn fuelled my passion for the field and also proved advantageous once returning to university the following academic year.
Friday lunch together and free
Unforseen Long Hours (Inevitable in the construction industry)
Scaffolder (Current Employee) – Fife – 27 September 2018
Apart from my own gaffa, the job its self is run by idiots. The first few years the over time was there when ever you wanted it. But since the bridge has opened the over time has been taken away and it’s just your bare hours.