Gifford

Hidden mission statement
http://www.gifford.uk.com

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Global*
Good Company
to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For
Globally*

#
62
Best Company to work for in the UK
No items found.
th
Best Company
to work for

The Palace of Westminster, Birmingham town hall and Stonehenge are among the projects that have kept engineers at Gifford busy over recent years. But they are also working on something much closer to home—the Southampton-based company has invited staff to “design your own career”. Employees are given all the training and encouragement they need to take control of their progression, including the chance to take on new roles within the company. A positive score of 79% shows that staff consider the experience they gain from their job valuable for the future. There are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow within the organisation (69%, ranking the firm 19th). The company provides specialist advice on design, heritage, development and regeneration, the environment and transport planning. Whatever their position, the company sponsors staff to study for relevant professional qualifications. Employees say the job is good for personal growth, giving a top 30 score of 79%. People share their knowledge—after attending a training session, staff give feedback to colleagues and regular lunchtime meetings and discussion groups allow people to exchange ideas. This open culture is embodied by managers, who talk honestly and openly to staff (75%) and senior managers, who do a lot of listening as well as telling (68%). Among the workforce of 733, there are 80 senior managers, so there is always someone available to talk to. People have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team (77%). Staff are part of the decision making, and senior managers pass on feedback by chatting informally and through e-mails. Employees believe they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the organisation (78%). Staff say that profit concerns aren't the only thing driving the consultancy (71%). Everyone is able to donate to charity directly from their pre-tax salary. People believe the firm makes a positive difference to the world (72%). An international development programme gives engineers and scientists the opportunity to get involved in volunteer work overseas, all funded by Gifford. Two engineers recently visited Mali to help design and build a barrage, and staff are also involved in a water project in Nepal. Staff say that this support of worthy causes isn't driven by a desire for good publicity (61%). Employees believes the consultancy does what it can to protect the environment (75%). Its Southampton head office is an example of the company's commitment to energy-efficient, sustainable building.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Actively encourage all employees to achieve professional qualifications relevant to their role. Providing sponsorship for further education courses and have a strong framework of mentoring, performance review and personal development planning. They have structured professional development schemes in place and many of their staff participate in activities outside as a means of developing and growing personal skills.

Personal Growth

88% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Strong and visible commitment to staff involvement and funding of charitable projects both within the UK and overseas. They have recently supported the development of a mini barrage project in Mali - two of our engineers visited Mafele to help with the design and build of the barrage. They have two engineers about to visit Nepal to provide support for a water project.

My Team

84% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

The leadership style is reflected in the working environment. Employees enjoy considerable freedom to pursue their own ideas and to interact with others - the aim being to stimulate the creation of new and more effective solutions to difficult engineering challenges.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
Total number of employees
Number of UK locations
Employee average age
Male : Female employee ratio
Employees earning £35k+
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

List Positions

National Ranking
#
62
Best Small Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
62
Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
62
Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
62
Best Large Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
62
Best Big Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
62
Best NFP Organisations to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
London
#
Best Small Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Mid Sized Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Mid Sized Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Large Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Big Companies to work for in London
The Midlands
#
Best Companies to work for in the Midlands
East of England
#
Best Companies to work for in the East of England
The North East
#
Best Companies to work for in the North East
The North West
#
Best Companies to work for in the North West
Northern Ireland
#
Best Companies to work for in Northern Ireland
Scotland
#
Best Companies to work for in Scotland
The South East
#
Best Companies to work for in the South East
The South West
#
Best Companies to work for in the South West
Wales
#
Best Companies to work for in the Wales
Yorkshire & The Humber
#
Best Companies to work for in Yorkshire & The Humber
Quote from the top...

Want to work for a Best Company?

If you like what you see and are interested in exploring any opportunities, please visit the organisation's careers page for more information.

Careers