Management at Lendlease

How accessible are managers and do they make good mentors? You may want to address internal communication, performance feedback or praise and recognition.

Managers have an informal policy of letting us know what they know
Midlevel, Sydney
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.
Midlevel, Sydney
Ready to help when asked, but busy with their own workload
Graduate, Sydney
Very accessible but equally time poor. Very open to feedback and are honest and constructive.
Midlevel, Sydney
Project managers have been great so far and they have a lot of interaction with their employees. Operations manager is also very good at getting to know the employees.
Graduate, Sydney
Good communication and support
Graduate, Brisbane
Obviously some are incredible and some are not the best
Graduate, Sydney
Some managers are pretty awkward engineers, but overall they take feedback and development seriously and are approachable. Have had good mentorship.
Graduate, Port Macquarie
Both my direct line manager and the Operations manager for our department are based in the same building as me and both have an open door policy. They are both very approachable and easy to speak with. Both have offered feedback on my work and will offer praise when our team has been performing well.
Graduate, Newcastle
Dependent on manager and that particular office / project culture.
Midlevel, Sydney
Hard to get someone to lead. Initially great, but heard from other graduates getting someone to sit and teach you above their ordinary duties can be difficult to impossible.
Graduate, Melbourne
My line manager is less accessible than my day to day. My day to day is very helpful and will take time to explain things to me when asked. I've only just had a performance review so it's difficult to comment, but my day to day manager has given me good feedback often. Recognition is given by a points system which you can trade for items (perfume, cosmetics, homewares, debit cards, etc.)
Graduate, Sydney
My line manager is fantastic however I do look at the upper management within the team and do not feel that I would aspire to be like them or want them to be my mentor.
Graduate, Brisbane
No mentoring
Graduate, sydney
My managers are very busy but they always have time to answer my questions and explain things. I feel that I can talk to my manager if I have any problems at work and they will provide me with good advice. If I do something well, I get recognition. If something needs to be improved/changed, I get a good amount of feedback. My manager does make a good mentor.
Graduate, Adelaide
Always willing to help. Very friendly and everyone has introduced themselves.
Graduate, Perth
In my experience, managers are very willing to mentor and give feedback, however they are hamstrung by the company processes in terms of how much help they can offer.
Graduate, Brisbane
At project level the interaction with my specific manager is fantastic
Graduate, Melbourne
Direct line manager is always in contact, working with you constantly with great support. Upper management doesn't often come in contact as they work in different offices.
Graduate, Melbourne
Very accessible and willing to help.
Graduate, Sydney
My manager is fantastic but I know I have a unique relationship where I am my manager's only charge unlike a lot of other business units. He is a fantastic mentor - extremely knowledge and really understanding and supportive. We work side by side.
Graduate, Sydney
This is largely variable, and depends on the manager, your role and the performance / progression of the project team.
Midlevel, Sydney
Really good managers who are approachable.
Graduate, Sydney
The managers at my office are happy to help and provide useful feedback.
Graduate, Newcastle
Upper management comes out to site monthly and site managers are always accessible in open-plan office. Formal mentoring is limited at present.
Graduate, Melbourne
Managers are very accessible and make good mentors. There is regularly scheduled and informal feedback.
Graduate, Sydney
Overall I have had good managers who listen and helped me grow. They continue to mentor me and lead me in the right direction to mature well as an engineer. That said, I have had mangers that were not supportive and in some cases caused a hostile environment.
Graduate, Port Macquarie
We have an open plan office space so the managers sit with the team. Everyone has their own expertise so the managers often ask others for advice, they just make the final decisions on things. It's actually really great to see people interacting of different levels all the time.
Graduate, Sydney
Managers are very accessible. they are happy to take the time to explain things with you and provide feedback if you ask
Graduate, Melbourne
Direct managers and line managers are very accessible. Great mentors. Senior management communicate business updates via email.
Graduate, Sydney