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Updated 22 Jun 2023
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- 5.04 Apr 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearDublin, Dublin
Very friendly, forward thinking organisation. Open to making positive change to continue success of the company.
Location - too much traffic.
- 5.06 Mar 2023Graphic DesignerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDublin, Dublin
My experience with John Paul Construction couldn't be better. Since day one I was very well welcomed by my team and felt very embraced by the company. My work is always appreciated, and the management is very open to new ideas and flexible to changes. My manager, in particular, is always willing to lead and help. I am comfortable to say that he is always pushing to do better every day, always in a very good environment. I also can see a big effort from the company in keep getting better. The Management is based in open conversation where you can discuss what can bring your career further and what the company can do to keep you happy in the business. Apart from the improvements to employees, its notable the effort to be a sustainable, inclusive and diversity environment for everyone who is joining and a respectful business to the community. I can say for sure, John Paul Construction was best place I've ever worked. I am looking forward to next 5, 10 years...
I can't think of anything as a con.
- 2.026 Jan 2023Health and Safety AdvisorFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Good experience on large scale projects, some of the senior project team are good people to learn from.
Got stung with a tax bill after working the whole way through the covid 19 pandemic. JPC secretly availed of the wage subsidy scheme so they could pay all staff the same even on the sites that were closed during the pandemic, but never told anyone. JPC refused to pay it as I'd got a new job. Was a really challenging time to be working during the pandemic, and as thanks got a good chunk of a tax bill. Cheers JPC 👍👍 And yeah, as other reviews said, outside Dublin they don't really care about you.2
- 1.028 Mar 2023Forklift, Dumper, Digger Driver OperatorCurrent Employee
They sell food it's alright but not worth it
Don't recommend anyone to go to this job I was promised in position in a digger first they put me in a digger the next day they took me out replaced me with an Irish worker less experience than me to do my job and put me on the ground full time this is not fair so I left the job
- 5.08 Mar 2023Senior Safety AdvisorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearDublin, Dublin
Overall my experience with John Paul was very positive. It's a great company to work for and it has a great leadership team. I would highly recommend JPC to anyone.
Long hours but that's the construction industry in Ireland
- 3.015 Mar 2023EHS AdvisorCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearDublin, Dublin
Good pipeline of work in the future
EHS gets put on site management issues, not allowing time for forward planning
- 3.019 Aug 2022Senior EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsWexford
A company that expands rapidly. For younger staff this could mean rapid advancement prospects.
In general the company is understaffed in the lower to mid level positions. Many younger engineers and staff choose to leave because of the volume of work, the lack of training (ie pairing them with more senior staff instead of one hour training sessions where too much information is force fed into them) or better work / life balance. with the increase of the companys portofolio this will lead to more people leaving, simply because there is too much work and too much pressure. The site company structure (PM - CM to Senior - Site engineers ratio) was top heavy in 3 out of 4 projects so far.2
- 5.018 Nov 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
I have been working for JPC for over 7 years and during this time there has been constant improvements to our working life. The leadership team are always seeking ways to improve employee wellbeing, work-life balance, staff benefits, annual pay increases. There is great opportunities for training and each employee has a personal development plan tailored to their position, which sets out a career plan and path.
As with any construction position, the hours can sometimes be long!
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John Paul Construction has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 57 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at John Paul Construction to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
64% of John Paul Construction employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated John Paul Construction 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.