Receptionist (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 19, 2017
A typical day at the work place. Answer, screen and forward phone calls. Greet walk-in customers. Monitors visitors access, Keeping appointments. Copy, file, and maintain documents. Made sure all customers accounts was updated. Call all customers (4,000) to verify that they were sending all missing or up to date documents Collect sort and distribute mail
Journeyman Heavy Duty Repairman (Former Employee) – Culver City, CA – November 16, 2017
Fantastic company. I was sent there by the Union of Operating Engineers as a journeyman heavy duty repairman. I learned a lot from my supervisor. I only left when the job was over, the recession hit, and we were all sent to the out of work list
Southeast division was poorly ran and overseen. Upper management started hiring Family and pushing out Super and Asst. Super. Then eventually brought in more family member and pushed out foreman's and employees. All the while Atlanta Office sat back and let it happen.
pay and benefits
if not in the clique then you are treated terrible
Project Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 6, 2017
Employees always,on edge about being let go at the drop of a hat. Stressed out to the max with overloaded workload. Company is owned by mother company in London. What they say goes. US can be doing great but if they come to town and say chop heads. Then necessary heads go out the door. They lose great people that way. Atmosphere is hostile
Survey Party Chief (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 29, 2017
My first heavy civil job, and I learned a great deal. It was hot, and safety was lacking, but then those were the old days. I have since learned that they have branched out, and I would be interested in their rail division.
Director of Information Technology (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – September 18, 2017
The teams like most are a work in progress. The goals are towards bigger and better things which is great to see. The economy drives the industry so available resources and waiting out the low periods can be tough. Mostly enjoyed the people and team.
Project Engineer/Assistant Superintendent (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 8, 2017
This is a very large company with way too many layers of titles. It takes a significant amount of time to advance. Like most large companies, some of the managers were excellent, and other treated you like dirt under their shoe. Depending on which of those you get and how ambitious you are, this may or may not be the place for you.
All I can say about this company for the most part my time there was very good. It had its ups and downs for that comes with any company you work for but this was the best company I ever worked for. I wish I was able to still work for them. I resigned due to the on the road aspect of it. Just spent too much time away from my life at home which caused a negative impact on my home life. If you like to travel and don't mind being on the road and can have a good work/home ratio by all means work for Balfour Beatty Rail. A great group of people and management.
Travel all expenses paid benefits Management
No real home life and could pay a little more by the hr.
Solid company; unreasonable constraints for accountants
Senior Project Accountant (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – July 24, 2017
The construction accounting cycle requires much more work at end of month than the rest of the month. In California this company's accountants are hourly employees and work 8 hours a day Monday through Friday with no overtime allowed. This constraint made it extremely difficult to meet the corporate accounting deadlines.
I had some great experiences with the on-site construction project teams. Most of the quality employees I worked with left the company for other employers, primarily because promotions appeared to be based on favoritism and how often the person was in the corporate offices rather than on proven expertise managing projects. Interacting with the clients was great; interacting with corporate middle management was not.
It was great to work for balfour beatty, they took time to train me in every position I wanted to learn. They also look for people who love doing the job and notice that and give raises passed on your work ethic and attendance