IT Technician (Former Employee) – Padiham, Lancashire – 16 October 2017
IT Technician at Padiham, Lancashire
Sole job very lonely role. Little communication either over phone or email. Very mundane communication.
Although I gained a lot of experience. Working at the school gave me early indications. The outsource company (lendlease) might be being reviewed by the school to go in house with its IT support. So I took initiative early to seek other work.
Very good place to work on hindsight
Health and Safety
London travel for a 2 day induction that made no sense, Very little in way of persomal development, Engsgement with others, Online time sheets, Plus excessive phone calls to HR (Australia) which is a pain at best.
Helpdesk Supervisor (Former Employee) – Touchwood Shopping Centre Solihull – 26 January 2018
No day was the same, facilities management so extremely busy, along with organising meeting rooms, booking in contractors, managing reception, ensuring contractors had relevant documentation to work on site, providing site inductions for visitors, issuing working permits and car park passes.
This job was busy extremely varied and the day went so quickly.
There was lots of opportunities to progress within the business.
Pensions Co-ordinator (Former Employee) – Regent's Park, Greater London – 24 June 2017
Assisting the Pensions team during benefit changes Supporting staff with queries regarding their pension Supporting the team as the first line of contact for staff queries Updating and managing staff pension data and benefit schemes
site supervisor/assistant Logistics manager (Former Employee) – Stafford, Staffordshire – 5 June 2017
The time I spent working for Lend Lease was probably the best I have spent in the 45yrs of being in the building trade.I started there as the on site carpenter and within a few months became the supervisor to the other on site carpenters and the assistant to the senior Logistics manager hence the reason I stayed working on the military base in Stafford for almost 3 yrs. While in that role I learned more on the side of management especially after I took the Site Managers certificate to which I passed and things became a lot clearer on how sites were managed properly.
Working for Lendlease on a everday basis was nice and relaxed as worked with a team of 4. I have learnt various daily school reports when using the Microsoft Excel package and the use of e-mails on using Outlook Express.
The co-workers was very nice and helpful if required any assistance. The most enjoyable part of the job was the flexibility and getting on well as part of a team.
Good company in respect of training, packages and healthcare. Departments can be a issue due to Management - too many managers not enough workers, need to be more work life balance and more meetings with seniors.
while i was working at lend lease i learned skills such as time management, team work and communication.the most enjoyable part of the job is designing your own models and sketches of buildings and rooms.
Receptionist/Project Administrator/ (Current Employee) – Oxford Circus, ENG – 20 August 2015
The company really does look after their staff. First place I have worked in 30 years where you are still considered a human being. Benefits are great, good work/life balance. This is also a great place for graduates who they really train and provide them with jobs once they have graduated. They also have a scheme to get locals back in to work who have a disadvantaged background and again they train them whilst providing them with a permanent role. The company is also working hard within the community and in particular they are trying to get women into construction which is a large project and going well even though it is in the early stages.
My role was to assist and support a team of 70 in a project office. I did this for 8 months with a property development company called Lend Lease and really enjoy my position. My role was the office junior, so my role varied from covering reception for lunch & holidays,booking meeting rooms and ordering lunches for corporate meeting, distributing post in accordance to company filing system, liaising with suppliers regarding any delivery issues and also assisting the office manager with running the office smoothly such as ordering stationery office supplies on a reoccurring basis, assisted PA's in binding contracts, photocopying and scanning documents, processed senior managers expenses using oracle on a monthly basis, transferring PPE to and from sites to ensure smooth visits and so much more. This opportunity has given me a good experience and i now i want to get in to the admin role of work, its taught me the ability to priorities workload and also given me great opportunities such as defibrillator training and life skill workshops like planning & organizing, analytic thinking & problem solving and a few others. I now feel i'm ready to progress my career in admin and i want to further my skills and knowledge in administration. I got along with all my work colleagues, everyone was very friendly and caring, always willing to help. There wasn't a day when i felt like i was dreading work. was always happy to come in because the environment of the office is very welcoming. Had a good relationship with my manager, she was really down to earth and gave good advice and direction.more... The most enjoyable part of the job was going to the company events. they were very interesting and great to be a part of.less
Refresh area that provided breakfast and hot drinks for free, and free fruit
concierge (Former Employee) – Bluewater – 10 September 2014
I learned a lot at Bluewater and met some really nice people on the way. Management was always on hand to help when you needed them. The hardest part of my job was dealing with agressive quests but the most enjoyable part was being able to meet my set targets and helping the customers as much as i can and being very helpful to them.
Post Room/Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Harrow, ENG – 10 September 2014
A day at the office would be unpredictable and challenging but safe. The business has taught me to put safety first for myself and others. The management system was supportive and allows for progression within the business. The business clearly specifies job roles that there is no room for conflict so co-workers can only benefit from each other.The hardest part of the job was dealing issues involving local authorities. The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with people.
assistant (Current Employee) – yorkshire – 8 April 2014
long hours, no family life.
Poor, chaotic and reactionary Management style.
A lot of management decisions (eg, taking on new staff) get sent to senior management in Australia, causing massive problems.
PFI contracts were completed on time and on budget because the buildings were not actually finished; and many contractors were not paid, to the detriment for the maintenance teams trying maintain them.
Job interviews not required, if you manage to turn up to work a few days a week, we will give you a job.
Qualifications can be got later on, ever heard of short courses, who needs engineering apprenticeships.
As a result the only staff who stay are the ones who cant get a job anywhere else.
No professional development, unless someone quits and we need a replacement quick, see above about qualifications.
Health and safety is non existent, keeps the costs down.
Site Engineering Coordinator (also H&S rep) (Current Employee) – Leeds Oncology Wing – 30 January 2014
My duties in my current role vary from day to day. Primarily, I coordinate the ongoing maintenance of the hospital, working directly with external contractors and internal service engineers. My secondary role is within the Projects Team at our Lend Lease site. As a group we liaise with the Trust to arrange and organise the internal development of extracurricular facilities that are outside of our facilities Contract. An understanding of Projects & Project Management has been developed and a desire to become more heavily involved has emerged. I am heavily involved with all administrative policy and procedure and find myself (with others) constantly trying to better and make the systems we use more efficient and user friendly. In addition to my regular duties, I am the Health and Safety Representative for our site. In this instance I am responsible for ensuring that our staff has all the relevant protection, such as equipment and safe environments to work in. I advise all staff, Workforce AND Management on Regulations and Requirements of H & S Law that must be adhered to in order to work safely and securely. All in all, this role is fantastic and unfortunately, due to this Facilities Contract’s restrictions on expansion, I feel I have progressed as far as I can and feel I am ready for the next stage in my Career and personal development.
Fun place to work because of the people i work with
Guest house operator(Nights) (Current Employee) – warrington – 14 January 2014
I think my co workers are great to work with we all work as a team but there isnt much input by line manager.Because we work nights we never see management and just leave us to it..With the job there isnt much variety you more or less do the same each night and ive been there just under 3 years and gained one license which is an IPAF license although i have asked to get other stuff but nothing comes of it when they say yes we will give you training..
Dont see my family or friends because of nights/hours