John Sisk & Son Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2021

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John Sisk & Son Managing Director Paul Hackett
Paul Hackett
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people, trusted your manage your own schedule(in 6 reviews)

  • "Very good culture, good work-life balance(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours as with any construction company(in 9 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. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Progressive

      Sep 24, 2021 - Bim Manager in Limerick, Limerick, Limerick
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job satisfaction and Employee wellbeing are important pillars.

      Cons

      Most large projects are Dublin based.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Overall ok

      Oct 1, 2021 - Information Security Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Takes care of it's people physical and mental health.

      Cons

      Everyone is getting paid differently even when working in the same teams.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      About company Work culture

      Sep 27, 2021 - Assistant Planner in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Good easy work pressure environment. -Systematic and Organized work structure.

      Cons

      -Low salary if you stay in Dublin. - Increment &age are very low even if you stay in company for long years.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Ok

      Oct 7, 2021 - Construction Foreman in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Usually a big site team with plenty of support. Lots of training courses provided. Free lunch and breakfast on most sites. Can purchase 5 extra holidays

      Cons

      Very long days and Saturdays expected regularly. Keep using below par subcontractors. Primary focus on most jobs is cost saving. Definitely put ahead of safety and quality. Managers are put in an impossible position of trying to get everything done extra safe, very fast, as cheap as possible and achieve good quality control. If any of this is not met, it is all placed on the site managers shoulders. Taking your holidays is always discouraged and you are made to feel you are letting everyone down if you take a break. Then an email is sent out to tell you to take care of your mental health and work life balance....

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company to get experience but workload too high and pay way too low

      Oct 3, 2021 - Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Worked on some great projects and got great experience.

      Cons

      Way too much expected from the engineers with very little appreciation given for this just expected to do everything. Very difficult to get more money when you accept such a low salary as they offer to new graduates. Frankly ridiculous what they offer to the young graduates. Below minimum wage for the hours you work. Bad recruitment. Employing people to basically walk around doing nothing while the engineers run around doing everything. Good company to have on your C.V but that's really it. The attitude is you should be proud to work for such a big company. Prestige doesn't pay the bills unfortunately. Company I think has lost its way in the last few years as I'm not the only one who has left and there will be plenty more to come. Hours too long with no work life balance and expected to do Saturdays on top too. Way more money elsewhere with more respect and less stress.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work...

      Aug 28, 2021 - Senior IT Systems Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging, not boring Great multiverse culture, and great people to work with Friendly environment Pension Scheme with an investment fund managed by the company

      Cons

      No paid Life/Health insurance Unclear career progression plan No performance bonus

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      …..

      Aug 25, 2021 - Commercial Manager in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good flexibility, busy outfit but stressful

      Cons

      Stressful existence, very onerous cost reporting windows

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Place to Learn

      Aug 6, 2021 - Quantity Surveyor in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is a great place to develop your skills and get good exposure for your career. The staff are friendly and welcoming.

      Cons

      Long working hours, low wages

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for

      Jul 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company offers maternity pay which is still rare in construction

      Cons

      Long hours are expected of employees to achieve project goals.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience

      Jun 29, 2021 - Graduate Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experience on site, lots to hear

      Cons

      Long hours, no work/life balance

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