Traffic Controller (Former Employee), Wellington, Paraparaumu – April 4, 2016
Pros: Lunch breaks were given when needed & the crew were well to work with.
Vehicle check before leaving the yard Got the gear needed for the job Communication was the key to the job & working together as a team
Management was mostly punctual & on time unless was called out to an emergency like an accident ect.
Co workers were good but you have up's & down's now & then.
Hardest part of the job was to think on your feet in a dire situation & explaining it through to your team so everybody knows exactly where to be & what their roll is. There's also heavy lifting involved, set up & break down of site's. Knowing the measurements of road length & signs. Safety of your team, clients & the public.
Enjoyable part of the job is that your outside & at a different site everyday to change of scenery. Also when everyone knows what the plan is & what they are doing it's easy going.
Apprentice carpenter (Former Employee), Southland Invercargill – November 7, 2015
Pros: Good workmates
Cons: Bad management practices
I worked for Fulton Hogan for approximately 3 years as a apprentice carpenter in the Civil Building Division located in Southland. At first the job was really great and I made a lot of really close friends. Things changed when I was injured on site which resulted in a severe back injury which required surgery. The management tried to cover up my injury stating that it did not happen at work. When I thought things couldn't get worse a FH manager took on himself visiting me uninvited at my house and accusing me of lying about my injury. After my back surgery I found out that the Regional Manager attempted to use character assassination which isolated me from my work friends. FH management didn't take the time to support me and my family when I was injured instead they just attacked my credibility as a person. I would not recommend working for the Southland Branch. I have talked to many senior management at FH which stated that the Southland branch is is known as the wild wild West with making up their own rules. My advice is not to be injured on the job if you are do not get FH to manage your ACC entitlements. Instead just say you injured yourself at home and have ACC manage your Injury.
traffic control / subcontractor (Former Employee), Nelson, S – October 30, 2015
Pros: free snacks on trainning coarses
Cons: i didnt have any
i loved working with fulton hogan it was great enviroment great team mates and a fantastic boss (mike gibney of nelson) i had amazing support and they under stood that i have children, all my needs were meet to high standards and the crew members were so amazing always happy,positive and supportive.. got sent on jobs with ashphalt and sealing crews and they were amazing to work with.. loved travelling with them to different places each day for work and even went away for a week and they supplied accomodation foood a overnight allowances each night we were all away. i dont have a bad word about fulton hogan i love the company and the values they support
It is a great place for the interim, and to help them out while they needed another staff member
Cafe Assistant (Current Employee), Christchurch, Hornby – October 16, 2015
Pros: Free meal on break
Cons: The job was only Casual
The day would start at 6.30 and I would have particular sandwiches, rolls and sweet buns to make up, general food assistance. I learnt a lot about speed and accuracy in my job, and the Management was lovely and very supportive. My Co-workers fantastic and helpful, the hardest part was trying not to eat the tasty food, and the most enjoyable was seeing people resting and relaxing in the cafe and the organised way of doing things there was well structured.
Project Engineer (Former Employee), Auckland, N – June 29, 2015
Pros: Positive work environment
Cons: The public
AS a practical engineer, this allowed me to develop solutions to complete each stage of the project. My close relationship with the ground crew helped to maximise productivity and quality. This has a flow on effect ensuring the project schedule is advanced.
operator/Gardener (Current Employee), Wellington, N – March 12, 2015
I believe in Health and Safety, Im a team player very honest I get on well with co workers and clients and the public. Been working for Fulton Hogan nearly 4years most off this was 6 days aweek. Great company to work for and with.
Maintance (Former Employee), Southland – June 3, 2013
Cons: long hours
I just left this company after working there for the last 10 years. I wouldn't recommend this company to anybody.Nobody in management seems to no what they doing wages very low.No training keeped asking to learn new things never happened.Time to move on
This company is not good to work for sexual harassment is very high that happened to me in Australia in NT no training and if you get injured at work you and you work mates get threatened with the sack if you report the accident ....
Job Work/Life Balance
good enviroment with zero harm culture
operator specialist (Former Employee), taranaki new zealand – February 28, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: long hours
good enviroment with zero harm culture, co workers are hard working.Management were good.Hardest part of the job was working in the heat.Got to see the country side.
Driver (Current Employee), invercargill – August 21, 2012
Pros: going home
Cons: long hours had to take extra work to pay the bills
I found the workers to be good mates but management not good at all low wages long hours no recognition for the work we do low staff morale and this is a new zealand company no wonder they have a high staff turnover management needs to wake up otherwise there will be no one left including me this place used to be a good place to work but in the last few years under the curent management its been about the almighty dollar it used to be about the staff and family i hope they see this and make some changes but i doubt it