All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by John Sisk & Son Ltd employees based on 44 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.4/5
 
Work Life Balance:
2.9/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.8/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
2.8/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.5/5
 
Colleagues:
3.8/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.7/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.5/5
 

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Civils Job Title: Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Varying work.
Interesting projects.
Project teams.
Quality of the projects.
Values on safety.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Civils Job Title: Section Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Different challenges daily
Not stuck at a desk all day
Communicating with other people
Rewarding

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Building Services Job Title: Building Services Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great support offered by colleagues. Their experience is an invaluable tool to help me develop.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

High levels of responsibility
Being able to see a finished project which you were involved in
Attractive salary

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good mentoring

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Uk South Business Unit Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Building Services Job Title: Building Services Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I am basically my own boss.
I am getting recognition from higher management.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Building Services Job Title: Assistant Building Services Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I am project based so it changes every two years. There is good variety of projects.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: North & Major Projects Job Title: Assistant Business Improvement Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Very strongly supported graduate training over 4 years - a true investment in people.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Quantity Surveying Job Title: Graduate QS

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Pay.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: Graduate Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Focused on your learning development, a great company to work for.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Building Services Job Title: Building Services Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The level of responsibility which you receive as your competency progresses. The training and support available to you from within the company.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Money, No 2 days the same.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Support from the company, learning programme, team of people, variety of tasks on daily basis, quick progression and plenty of opportunities to develop your career.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Career progression.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Ireland South Job Title: Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The experience I am gaining.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: UK Civils Job Title: Site Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day you can experience new things on site. Time flies.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: North & Major Projects Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Given a good level of responsibility early in my career.
- Have a good support network.
- Colleagues.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: North & Major Projects Job Title: Assistant Building Services Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Exciting and changing role. No two days are the same.
- Work is very social and relaxed at times, which is enjoyable.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Lots of opportunities to work on different projects, meet new people and learn new skills.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The large scale projects are always a great learning curve as you are able to experience various methods and styles of construction.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: UK Civils Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Interesting projects.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: UK South Business Unit Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The opportunity to learn from people with years of experience in the sector, get training and taking responsibility and workload proportional to your skills.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: North & Major Projects Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Practical experience.
- Every day poses a different challenge.
- Learning a variety of works; mainly external works.
- The team is awesome.
- Decent work-life balance thus far.
- The package offered is excellent.
- High levels of responsibility.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Work environment and team attitude.

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Responsibility.

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Average start time: 08:00

Average end time: 18:00

Average number of working hours: 10

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Interview Advice:

There is an assessment day that puts you through your paces across a broad spectrum of sectors. However, you do get a sense of how Sisk wants you to perform and the Sisk personnel that are present on the day will give you a good view into Sisk and the Excelerate program.
Advice would be to relax and make logical inputs when required.

Engineer, Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Give yourself time for the application as it was quite lengthy.

Interview Advice:

Get involved in the assessment day. Show your character.

Section Engineer, Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do your best, know the company and its values.

Interview Advice:

Know how to work in a team and by yourself efficiently. Ask the stupid questions in problem solving tasks.

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Flexibility on the location of work.

Interview Advice:

Research the company and its company values.

Assistant Building Services Engineer, Building Services at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Read the company's values and compare and contrast with what the industry truly needs. Tailor your answers to be the best you can be, but understand the roles, scenarios and sectors you'll find yourself in.

Interview Advice:

Our industry is big, bold, and on the cusp of change. Construction needs bright, dynamic leaders to implement this.
In the interview, your authenticity, integrity, and skill will shine through. Be confident and enjoy it!

Assistant Business Improvement Manager, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Prepare to be mobile

Interview Advice:

Be confident

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Interview Advice:

Show you want to work for Sisk.

Graduate QS, Quantity Surveying at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate any experience in a construction based environment. Emphasise your knowledge of health and safety. Acknowledge any international experience you may have.

Interview Advice:

Emphasise your knowledge of health and safety. Convey your willingness to learn and progress in your career, your passion for the company and that you are flexible to travel.

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Thoroughly research and understand the Excelerate scheme.

Interview Advice:

Understand the company's values.

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Explain your previous working experience with plenty of detail.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and honest.

Site Engineer, UK Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

- Have a well laid out C.V. with all your relevant experience at the beginning.
- Try to get across your passion for the role.

Interview Advice:

- Be yourself.
- Don't answer questions with what you think they want to hear. The company wants to see your personality come through. That is just as important as your qualifications.

Graduate Engineer, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Aptitude tests are used. Numerical and verbal reasoning and situational judgement.

Interview Advice:

1 day assessment centre. Make sure to contribute as there is likely to be a group exercise.
Also, be aware that senior management may be in and out of the rooms so you're being assessed even when you aren't.

Assistant Building Services Engineer, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Just go for it! You will have plenty of support, the opportunity to travel and meet new people, and the programme is specifically designed to help you complete your APC.

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Ensure to apply early when in college in order to prevent any delays once you have completed education.

Interview Advice:

Make sure to be relaxed. There are a couple of assessments on the interview day. Show passion and pride in your field and remember that the company is not there to catch you out - they are looking to develop you.

Graduate Engineer, at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Try to gain experience in the industry beforehand - summer placements etc.

Interview Advice:

Focus on previous experience you may have had.

Graduate Engineer, UK Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Prepare yourself and do not only try it for fun as the application procedure is not simple.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, be positive and confident; you achieved this opportunity so make the most of it, even if you do not get to learn from it.

Show yourself willing to work and learn.

Graduate Engineer, UK South Business Unit at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Extensive application process, do not apply if you do not want the job. Good experience for future applications if completed.

Interview Advice:

Wide range of assessments including personal interview, presentation, team assessment, report writing...

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Application Advice:

- Be honest.
- Train and practice for psychometric tests.
- Engage with the process.
- Do your research on what SISK do, what you think you'll be doing, major projects the company has been involved with, SISK's ethics and core family morals.

Interview Advice:

- Be yourself.
- Provide relevant and practical evidence for any skills you talk about.
- During group tasks, always bring other people into play.
- Do your research!
- Know the difference between what a consultancy and contractors do.
- Enjoy the process; the worst that can happen is you'll get good feedback from our excellent HR team.

Graduate Engineer, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Application Advice:

Give your best.

Interview Advice:

Standard questions and competency based interview, followed by assessment centre with various activities including Team Meeting role play, fact finding exercise, one to one free topic presentation and written case study.

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Application Advice:

To consider the move of placement every 8 months very seriously and consider if this will have an effect on you - would you be comfortable with this?

Interview Advice:

Have confidence in what you know and get across as much as possible in the time you have.

Site Engineer, Engineering at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator, Construction at Sisk
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Application Advice:

Show plenty of enthusiasm.

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at Sisk
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Application Advice:

Be sure of your ability, you learn so much more in your first week, than you will at university. Show that you come across as a proficient and a capable individual and you will be able to fit into the team without issue.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for competency questions.

Graduater Engineer, North and Major Projects at Sisk
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Application Advice:

Study the company.

Interview Advice:

Full day interview with an assessment.

Building Services Engineer, Building Services Engineering at Sisk
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Application Advice:

Be flexible with the relocations.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Civils UK at Sisk
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Application Advice:

Work hard, make sure you know what you are singing up for.

Graduate Engineer, at Sisk
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Application Advice:

Get previous experience in the industry it counts for a lot, especially if that experience is with Sisk.

Interview Advice:

Do your presentation on a topic you are passionate about. Don't try to appear clever and talk about something that seems impressive but you don't know enough about, as you are opening yourself up to unanswerable questions.

Graduate Engineer, at Sisk
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV is good and also include that you are willing to travel between the UK and Ireland.

Interview Advice:

Be clear in what you are trying to get across to the interviewer and just be yourself. When starting a job straight out of college experience doesn't matter it's all about personality.

Graduate Engineer, at Sisk
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Application Advice:

Regarding application put down everything that is relevant to the role.

Interview Advice:

You have met the criteria as they have seen your CV, so just be confident. Know the history of the company. Questions to ask.......will the company support you during your chartership, is there relevant training programme in relation to your field of work?

Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Sisk
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Best:

Reputation for quality and safety.

Worst:

Work/Life Balance.

Engineer, Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Invest in your training
Small enough that you're not just a number

Worst:

Don't look after employees as well as they could in terms of living away from home

Section Engineer, Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Great standing in the industry. Justifiably so in my opinion due to their work approach.

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Good company ethos
Good support network

Worst:

Long Hours
Do not consult on pay rises

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

The are very much a people company

Worst:

Time spent at jobs, once you are settled you could be moved, that is the construction business though

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Investment in people

Worst:

Unnecassarily micro-managing expenditure

Assistant Business Improvement Manager, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

The people

Worst:

Inconsistency in different locations

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

We are well looked after

Worst:

Sometimes don't consider young employees best interests.

Graduate QS, Quantity Surveying at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Sisk's commitment to training thier staff and offering a wide range of experience.

Worst:

The short notice of movement to different locations.

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Expertise in all areas, no shortage of help of needed

Worst:

Industry wide older people thinking they know everything and completely dismissing graduates and younger people thinking that they knowing nothing.

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Support from the company, learning programme, team of people, variety of tasks on daily basis, quick progression and plenty of opportunities to develop your career.

Worst:

Work life balance, extra hours are not paid.

Graduate Engineer, at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Salary, Experience

Worst:

Very large so may not know where next job is

Engineer, Ireland South at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Solid company, good Brand

Worst:

Having to relocate

Site Engineer, UK Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

The company has a real family feel to it.
Really feel valued by the company and they are willing to invest in graduates.

Worst:

Not got anything negative to say.

Graduate Engineer, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Work is of a high standard and the company is passionate about maintaining a reputation of innovation, integrity and quality. I feel I can be proud to work here.

Worst:

Work/Life Balance. As with all construction, I feel/

Assistant Building Services Engineer, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

A caring company who will do their very best in order to make sure you develop and achieve a positive and support you in any family matter

Graduate Engineer, at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Rotation of projects on the graduate scheme - allowing the opportunity to have potentially worked on 6 different projects over the course of the four year scheme.

Worst:

Poor at self-promotion - showing off what's going well

Graduate Engineer, UK Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Apart from your salary there are many services that help you to achieve a better performance and i believe that not every company does, such as: expenses, subsistence policies, information online and templates, guidelines, group workshops of all the graduates together so we can compare experiences and learn from each other....etc.

It makes me think that they do want the best.

Worst:

Again, in my experience some times work-life balance is complicated to achieve, not only for me but also for my colleagues. SISK is trying to apply systems to deal with this.

Graduate Engineer, UK South Business Unit at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Opportunities for working in in different areas of the industry
Graduate program

Worst:

Current project - under staffed, high staff turnover and lack of direction

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Best:

- Smaller company which means you can get recognised and grow within the company.
- Good core values.
- Opportunities to work internationally.
- The company itself is growing for e.g. in February SISK were 10th for work won.

Worst:

- None.

Graduate Engineer, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Values, people working in it

Worst:

Old school mentality

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Best:

Career progression

Site Engineer, Engineering at John Sisk & Son Ltd
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Best:

Training and development

Worst:

communication among our own employees

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator, Construction at Sisk
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Best:

Support Network

Worst:

No overtime payments.

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at Sisk
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Best:

Family values - you are appreciated by everyone from the bottom to the top

Worst:

Expenses process is rubbish

Graduater Engineer, North and Major Projects at Sisk
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Best:

challenging work

Worst:

appreciation for work done that is reflected in pay

Building Services Engineer, Building Services Engineering at Sisk
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Best:

The big investment in young people

Worst:

Many hours at work

Graduate Civil Engineer, Civils UK at Sisk
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Best:

Invest in the Graduate scheme. Many opportunities to work on various projects.

Worst:

Relocating all the time.

Graduate Engineer, at Sisk
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Best:

The graduate programme provides a lot of support and training and is aimed towards chartership. It is one of the smaller graduate schemes and so you get a very one-on-one and personal education, rather than being just a number to the company.

Graduate Engineer, at Sisk
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Best:

excellent graduate programme and given a lot of responsibility on the job

Worst:

a lot of moving from job to job

Graduate Engineer, at Sisk
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Best:

The benefits and salary and the work environment.
They treat us very well.

Worst:

The hours are long and the short notice of moving from site to site; this can be attributed to the nature of the industry opposed to the company's shortcomings.

Graduate Engineer, Civils at Sisk
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Best:

Family company with family values

Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Sisk
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