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Lendlease

3.9
  • #5 in Construction & property services
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Lendlease Reviews

Based on 51 surveyed graduates working at Lendlease. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
3.9
Based on 51 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The encourage diversity, in people, in thought and in ideas. They have a huge focus on delivering the biggest and best projects and are genuine in their ambitions.
  • Scope of project types company involved in, allowing me to gain experience/exposure to many different areas of construction and maintenance
  • Experiences undertaken during the roles have been great. I have worked on a range of tasks which have been tailored to both my interests and level of skill and ensured that both my technical and interpersonal skills have grown significantly. Also, the working environment has been welcoming, supportive and enabling for development. Finally, support of my studies has been extensive and allowed me to optimise the relationship between work and study.
  • Continual focus on training, professional development and being provided with extensive learning opportunities.
  • Promotion of equality, diversity and flexible working conditions. I understand it is subjective to different teams and managers you work under, as to how effective these qualities of the workplace is implemented, however it is reassuring that the company is conscious of the importance of focusing and improving on these areas.
  • The best thing about Lendlease is how they challenge their employees through learning and development opportunities but there is always that support when needed
  • Working in a big company there are at times lots of red tape to cut through before achieving results or getting approvals
  • Heavily project based, with very internalised operations (not much communication between projects)
  • Development courses outside of the day to day roles could be made more frequent and allow for more opportunities to work with graduates outside of my stream.
  • The segregation and silos that exist between business units and teams. It would be nice to work in a cohesive, supportive environment.
  • Outdated and convoluted practices which drive down innovation or doing things differently. Very regimented systems.
  • Large workload, large hours and pressure. Little reward when you work for a big company on a big job.

What Insiders Say

6.5
Career Prospects
6.5
Career Prospects
A lot of people have been with the company for many years and you can see the progression of people before from entry level to CEO level.
8.3
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.3
Corporate Social Responsibility
We place emphasis on safety with stringent minimum standards for all contractors who work for us with regard to how they conduct work activities. We also work with external rating agencies such as Green Star to ensure our developments are environmentally sustainable/positive.
7.9
Culture
7.9
Culture
Very collaborative and open. I feel very comfortable throwing ideas onto the table without fear of ridicule or negativity. The teams I have worked with are very professional and only on a few occasions has the environment become heated. I can openly talk about expectations and my manager is realistic in terms of workload and deliverables, and encourages me (and the team) to speak up when over-worked/over-loaded. Outside of the office the team is very sociable and tries to get together at least 1-2 times a month for drinks. We are able to leave work behind and chat and get to know each other on a more personal level. My team and wider work colleagues can all speak candidly with each other outside of the office, which is enjoyable.
8.4
Diversity
8.4
Diversity
There is constant promotion of the needs and benefits of diversity with respects to gender ethnic backgrounds and LGBT. The company runs multiple forums on these issues.
7.9
Satisfaction
7.9
Satisfaction
Roles and task vary day-to-day depending on what the project demands. A general area that needs improvement is the perception of young people and the values they bring to the company and individual teams; although industry experience is little, they are the future client and employer.
7.6
Management
7.6
Management
Everyone is approachable in the company and depending on the level of management, they get involved with day to day operations. Performance feedback is formalised within the company.
8.2
Office Work Environment
8.2
Office Work Environment
Location is close to the project site which is important. Facilities are well equipped and cater for all people. Dress code is business casual respective of understanding the need for more formal business attire depending on interactions with stakeholders and clients.
7.8
Recruitment
7.8
Recruitment
The interview process consisted of one full day at the Sydney office. There were seven of us on the day. We partook in a group task where members of Lendlease watched our interaction and input during the exercise. We then had some speeches from Lendlease employees talking about the company and some of their experiences. This was followed by individual interviews, with one Manager from a particular department along with one member of the HR team. The interview was very relaxed and easy going.
7
Salary
7
Salary
The salary offered was higher than other offers I received which was good. However I have worked on one project which involved 12 hour days, and this is paid the same as 8 hours. As a graduate I am not entitled to any bonuses in my first 2 years.
7.7
Training
7.7
Training
You can tailor your training to suit your professional and personal development needs and wants. courses are offered from personal branding to presentation skills and technical skills.
6
Work Hours
6
Work Hours
The company encourages and promotes flexible working hours and work / life balance. Hours in the office are generally long, as long as you get what you need to get done, you have the flexibility to work around your life.
8.4
Sustainability
8.4
Sustainability
The company is committed to the triple bottom line of sustainability being social, economic and environmental sustainability. It is embedded in everything we do and produce.