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Rubbish
Residential Telecommunication Technician (Current Employee) –  Edinburgh Waverley Station, City of Edinburgh22 February 2018
12-14 hour days , 5 days a week , no meal breaks for £240 a week
Unmanageable workloads and dont get paid overtime .
When you mention your pay or get in touch with payroll yourself boss is straight on phone . Just terrible , stay clear .
Made myself ill through workload due to stress .
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, poor pay, poor management list is endless
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Subcontract Ledger Administrator (Current Employee) –  Manchester19 February 2018
Due to being made redundant from Mitie I had the opportunity to come back to Kier. I enjoy working for the company and working along side a great team. The hardest part of the job was learning the new system Oracle which I have now managed to crack!
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Productive
Loader (Current Employee) –  Yeovil, Somerset13 February 2018
Long hours
Hard part about the job don’t get help
They expect to much out of you 2 days work they try make you do it in one day
Never got waterproof clothes
I learnt how to be safe on the roads when loading bins
Pros
Good people to work with
Cons
Long hours
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Great, productive safe place to work.
LOGISTICS, STORES & PLANT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  South East3 February 2018
A great place to work with very excellent work and life balance. Very nice people, management quite helpful and understanding. Very effective systems in place to safeguard employees safety.
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Shocking
Approved Electrician (Former Employee) –  Lincolnshire18 January 2018
Company morale at an all time low due to poor management.
Low pay compared to other firms
Management clueless about industry (obviously sent over from the councils)
On a call out rota where you can travel up to 50 miles one way for £30 !!
Company will go bust in a couple of years at most
Pros
Good holiday entitlement (26 + bank holidays)
Cons
Multiple as above
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Enjoyable
Painter (Former Employee) –  Sheffield, South Yorkshire9 January 2018
I learned what is was like to be in an working environment with friendly people as they wasn't hard on you. Everyone was well organised and knew what they had to do next on their jobs, It was never stressfull.
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do not go there
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Kent3 December 2017
Terrible company, HR support non existent - management support - non existent - experience and knowledge at management level - very poor, work place advancement - very hard for Joe blogs easy if your face fits. Pay - very poor. hours can be long and unappreciated. no one ever sees the job through to the end, too many chiefs.
Pros
none
Cons
see above
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Stay away: employees mean nothing for them
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Basingstoke, Hampshire30 November 2017
great if you like being treated like trash. rude management and no hr to look for support. I witnessed a head of a department throwing his rubbish - the paper in which his sandwich was wrapped - into a girl in his team. he genuinely thought it was fine because if you are a boss you can do anything. still like to give it a try? well, you cannot say you have not been warned!
Pros
none
Cons
lack of respect to employees, lack of basic ethos and culture
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Good job but poorer management
Plasterer (Former Employee) –  Sheffield20 November 2017
I worked for kier as a Plasterer and earned good money but than poorer management got jealous and pass good work to sub contractors and brown noses people that’s why I lift job but I loved working there
Pros
Good money if you trade man
Cons
Tooooo many brown noses and poorer management
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no importance
Cleaning Operative (Former Employee) –  Kent17 November 2017
making sure the clean is done at the standards they should be management wasn't very nice school cleaning not really hard lots of hovering and mopping involved.
Pros
no pros
Cons
good hours
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ok place
Telehandler Operator (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen, Aberdeen City2 November 2017
ok company

abit picky on paperwork you don't really need

quite laid back on the job as long as you are used to working on a site.

overall good company
Pros
good finish times
Cons
getting you to pay for stuff you dont need
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Worst company to work for
Site Manager (Former Employee) –  Crawley, West Sussex10 October 2017
Do not care about staff. No work life balance expected to drop life plans at senior managements will. Stay away from the crawley office at all costs. You have been warned
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Ok company
Cost Clerk (Current Employee) –  Colchester, Essex10 October 2017
As a whole Kier is not a bad company to work for just a shame employees don't get heard. You are forever chasing people for answers to questions asked weeks ago
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enjoyable
surface dressing (Former Employee) –  Lincoln, Lincolnshire27 September 2017
enjoyed the work on there as we were working away on the roads working with all different kinds of people across the country kier were always helpful with every thing we done
Pros
working away
Cons
long time away
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productive
Heating Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sheffield, South Yorkshire31 August 2017
boiler and pipework replacement removal of old boiler and pipework assemble and fit new bracketry to suit.site new boiler in suitable place.fit new pumps where needed.
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Terrible company! IT Operations is run by criminals.
IT Support Technician (Current Employee) –  Sandy, Bedfordshire30 August 2017
Abusive and just generally a horrible place to work. Bullying is normal practice and is encouraged by management. IT operations is 'run' by system lavery who is inexperienced in this field -Completely clueless about running an a successful operation hence his chaotic and unproductive leadership style. Lots of finger pointing and blame . Honesty is discouraged and staff are persistently lied to.
Pros
None
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Working outside
Grave digger/grounds maintenance (Former Employee) –  Eastbourne, East Sussex30 August 2017
Full training given, from grave digging to road sweeping, good rates of pay, good holiday periods, kier have many jobs, constant on job training given
Pros
Outside
Cons
Working in cold and wet weather
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Great place to work
recycling and refuse collector (Former Employee) –  Bridgend, Bridgend22 August 2017
Great people to work for very fair and they made it worth while going in to work, High standard of health and safety which is very important. you always knew where you was with them
Pros
Good people to work with
Cons
No cons
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great place
recycling operative (Former Employee) –  Crewe, Cheshire17 August 2017
Kier Group is a leading property, residential, construction and services group, which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate across a range of sectors including defence, education, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities.

The Group employs over 21,000 people in its operations in the UK, the Middle East, Australia and Hong Kong.
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Great
Contracts Administrator (Former Employee) –  Cardiff5 August 2017
Kier was a great place to work at in administration, I learnt a lot from working there. Some nice co-workers and great benefits from the company. Great sociable hours
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