John Sisk & Son Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Oct 7, 2021

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

  • "get great experience and can notice yourself improving after a few months(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "very long hours requested of you(in 23 reviews)

  • "Long hours, no work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Interesting and Enjoyable

      Jan 31, 2021 - Graduate Quantity Surveyor in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team orientated, always promotes learning, challenging work, the team made it a really enjoyable place to work and their experience meant it was easy to learn on the job. Good focus on Work life balance.

      Cons

      Can't think of any Cons

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Sisk

      Feb 25, 2021 - Quantity Surveyor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experience depending on which BU you work in. Very friendly and welcoming staff.

      Cons

      1. Don’t pay subcontractors on time 2. Toxic atmosphere with Senior Management 3. Low pay 4. Unprofessional 5. Poor work life balance

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sisk work review

      Jan 20, 2021 - Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance is good

      Cons

      Low Pay for the type of tasks

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice place to work

      Nov 19, 2020 - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good culture, good work-life balance

      Cons

      Conservative management, not incentivised by pay

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excelerate Graduate Scheme

      Sep 27, 2019 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      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. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Engineer

      Mar 12, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Improving work life balance

      Cons

      Lack of direction from management

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Projects - Poor Work-Life Balance

      Jun 16, 2017 - BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEER in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are generally great. Interesting projects to work on.

      Cons

      Salary. Unpaid overtime as standard. No work-life balance.

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