John Sisk & Son Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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4.2
69%
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93%
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John Sisk & Son Managing Director Paul Hackett
Paul Hackett
11 Ratings
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  • "Long hours and poor salary structure(in 7 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is a big issue in this industry and this company sometimes, although effort to improve this have been made the last two years(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Test"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son full-time

    Pros

    Excellent co to work for

    Cons

    Not such great food really

  2. "Good place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Sisk & Son full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lovely people and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    No advancement even when promised


  3. "good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son full-time

    Pros

    good environment to work in

    Cons

    Can be long hours but thats construction

  4. "Excellent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - H&S Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very strong systems and supports available

    Cons

    Very few. Long hours as with any construction company

  5. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Sisk & Son full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting work across the country

    Cons

    Can get stressful at times

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  6. "Good place to start"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician 
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son full-time

    Pros

    If your lost and want a fresh start, this is perfect.

    Cons

    Processes structure is very weak or non existant.

  7. "Manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son full-time

    Pros

    Market & Industry leader with great people as staff

    Cons

    Long hours and poor salary structure

  8. "Excelerate Graduate Scheme"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Sisk & Son full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company supports a lot the graduate engineers and QSs, the scheme is very well structured and everyone takes the chance to learn a lot about the construction industry and how it operates. The company has a diversified portfolio of projects and the graduates can earn experience both from small projects with small, robust teams and big iconic construction projects with big teams. In addition to that, the company provides the opportunity to be exposed at different roles, from engineering to design management, planning and pre-construction.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a big issue in this industry and this company sometimes, although effort to improve this have been made the last two years. Sometimes people have to work at the weekends in order to keep on track with deadlines. No overtime is paid in general, however the company compensates the people that work away from home with a lodging allowance + expenses from/to site and company trips are covered. Another big issue is that the graduates have to re-locate every 6-9 months but that is normal as you sign a contract with this in mind.

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  9. "Definitely one of the more organised construction companies"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at John Sisk & Son full-time

    Pros

    Large scale projects, well resourced

    Cons

    Can be very disorganised at ground level

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Sisk & Son full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get experience and a company that invests in their staff

    Cons

    Average salary. Doesn’t reflect the workload.

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