Culture at Lendlease

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

People respect everyone's experience and background. There is a huge focus of collaboration to drive the best outcomes. The organisation has a good social culture which is facilitated by the heads of business and managers. There is a large culture of having a 'work family'
Midlevel, Sydney
There are generally long hours at work but they are recognised and appreciated by the project and the business. We have team catch ups formally and socially as well as catch ups with the broader team. Teamwork and collaboration is a big part of everyones day.
Midlevel, Sydney
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.
Midlevel, Sydney
At one of my previous projects (CBD Alliance), the culture in the office was superb. The team was very cohesive and their was a lot of socialising out of work hours. This sort of culture is very rare. Besides the CBD Alliance, I have not yet experienced an office that is as cooperative or friendly. That was a testament to the Alliance manager who has since resigned from Lendlease. The company's culture as a whole is not great.
Graduate, Sydney
Heavily involved culture. Regular after hours events and interaction. Solid amount of socialising between office/site based staff
Graduate, Brisbane
The culture is very strong, welcoming and supportive at all times.
Graduate, Sydney
I have not yet experienced office after hours. In office culture is great. Bosses and heads are approachable, as with anyone. I attribute this sometimes to open floor plan but I do also believe that LL is just a laid back company once you are inside.
Graduate, Sydney
There is a strong hierarchy but at the same time it isn't formal being in construction. Teamwork is pretty good amongst engineers and foremen. Lot of socialising as we are all moving around for work. Company facilitates a small amount but mostly people just stick together because we know we will all need support out here.
Graduate, Port Macquarie
For the most part the culture in our office is very good. The majority of people get on well with each other and spend time chatting and joking through the day. Work still remains a priority but people generally make time to catch up with each other. We have only held one function outside of work in my time but it was a very good night. The entire business unit from the receptionist through to the GM interacted with each other and we all seemed to enjoy ourselves.
Graduate, Newcastle
Different offices have a different culture, however as mentioned it is reassuring that from a corporate level they are encouraging improvements with people management. From a younger person's perspective, there are a number of senior managers that insist on creating a hierarchy and others that will be very relatable and "human".
Midlevel, Sydney
Up and down depending on need. Large Corporation with associated politics.
Graduate, Melbourne
There is a very inclusive culture. It is common to go for drinks after work at the end of the week. It is also common to get coffee/lunch with colleagues. Collaboration is a core value and so teamwork is definitely part of every day.
Graduate, Sydney
As the project has only recently started and there is a lot of new people, the team culture has only begun to develop. The team has had a bonding golf day which went quite well. More team bonding events are probably needed to help the team meld together. There is some office politics which does intimidate some of us in the team. .
Graduate, Adelaide
The company is amazing in terms of helping its employees. Allows flexible working conditions, hours and focuses on wellbeing.
Graduate, Perth
Culture is very Sydney focused, no drinking in the office, very difficult to host events.
Graduate, Brisbane
Structure is very rigid - you know your supervisors personally up multiple levels. Teamwork is good - everyone is available for advice and integrates well. Social events happen both formally and informally on a regular basis.
Graduate, Brisbane
Great team atmosphere on site. The higher level managers from the office make the effort to learn your name.
Graduate, Melbourne
Everyone at lendlease is 'available'. even senior mgmt is accessible to the smallest individual. Socialising is great at head office - site based work is a little different.
Graduate, Sydney
There is a good after hours culture and people do work together to deliver the project.
Midlevel, Sydney
Lendlease has a fantastic culture and socialisation, health and wellbeing are all extremely important to Lendlease. They're constantly coming up with new ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees and employee satisfaction. They promote a good work-life balance and other healthy behaviours. They also hold a social event on each floor every couple of months for employees to socialise, enjoy drinks and canapes - the food here for all training events etc is always great!! Lendlease have all these great voluntary leadership training programs and things like that for employees who have been here a bit longer too and are really good with flexible working hours/working from home etc. They also are really keen to do their bit for the community and we have the annual community day coming up soon. Lendlease is really supportive of all its staff which is reflected in our managers and people leaders. You'll find you're given equal importance, with leaders and new starters working side by side.
Graduate, Sydney
There appears to be minimal socialising among colleagues but that may be the environment I work in. I work in a remote location by myself so it is difficult to answer this question.
Graduate, Melbourne
Good sense of comradery within teams, after hours similar. Good in general
Graduate, Sydney
Large group of people, difficult for people to function with very long hours and sustained pressure.
Midlevel, Sydney
Good culture and really good people. The long hours of the job itself means that I often overlook after hours events because the last thing I want to do with my limited spare time is spend it with people that I associate with my job. Having said that there's good events, epic Xmas party and plenty of great people that work here.
Graduate, Sydney
The company offers a variety of programs but could improve on bringing social groups closer together after hours
Graduate, Sydney
The culture in the office all depends where you are located. The culture in my particular office is very enjoyable and makes work easier to be at and go to. However my manager is very unreasonable and creates unnecessary work that is not required. My manager makes the culture of the office very sad and depressing when she is at the office rather than at head office. She is demanding and argumentative.
Graduate, Sydney
Everyone gets along really well in our team but the company is too big and Newcastle to far removed from Sydney to feel any company culture.
Graduate, Newcastle
Our site has a good structure and teamwork but the social side of the office is lacking due to our distance from Lendlease events in Sydney.
Graduate, Newcastle
Very supportive and friendly staff that have made me feel included in the team. Not as much interaction after hours but that can be due to personal commitments of older demographic.
Graduate, Melbourne
My company has a fantastic culture. Open, cooperative, honest and fun, but at the same time extremely professional with an emphasis on work ethic. Lots of social events and extracurricular activities to show people other parts of your personality.
Graduate, Sydney
It's pretty awesome, great culture. A bit of a disconnect between head office ('carpet land') and the site team though.
Graduate, Sydney
There is a clear hierarchy, however no one is put down according to their position. Everyone works well with myself and is willing to spend time helping. There are some social outings which we all participate in and enjoy
Graduate, Melbourne
Lendlease encourages diversity and culture
Graduate, Sydney
A diverse mixture of employees. After work drinks on Fridays. Cooperation and teamwork encouraged. Reasonable working hours.
Graduate, Sydney