Quick facts
  • What we do:
    International Transport Consultancy
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  • Contact
    • 28-32 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD

About Steer Davies Gleave

What is it like to work for Steer Davies Gleave

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Steer Davies Gleave realise that the most valuable, and therefore, respected assets are their PEOPLE. That is why they put so much importance in a company-wide learning and development programme that helps their people to be the best they can be. The L&D programme not only includes professional qualifications, but also handmade internal workshops given by consultants for the company’s consultants. They have developed a sophisticated online system, whereby any member of staff can preview all the forthcoming workshops and seminars and can elect to attend. Many of these workshops take place during lunch (with lunch!), so learning can be done quickly and efficiently, without eating into evenings or even needing to leave the building. All of the seminars and workshops are recorded by video and can be viewed via the company’s intranet system. They also have a network of video conferencing systems, that enable any member of staff from home or another office to be part of the workshop.
The main focus of wellbeing initiatives at Steer Davies Gleave, centres around EXERCISE. The company realises that the success of the company depends heavily on the productivity and performance of staff, and they have seen for themselves that their health and wellness initiatives achieve lower levels of absenteeism, increased productivity and a happier healthier people. They introduced a series of sports initiatives that could be participated in during office hours and on-site, thus making it easy for staff to take part. They run weekly yoga classes in the board room, have lunchtime football, netball and badminton in outdoor spaces near the office, and have a lunchtime aerobics class. They even supply equipment for all of these sports including yoga mats, footballs, net balls and bibs. All of the sports activities are either free or heavily subsidised. The company even added four showers in the building, supplied free clean towels and shower products so employees had somewhere to get clean afterwards.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Steer Davies Gleave believe that recognising that staff have done a great job is really rather important and that a fantastic R&R programme consists of more than a simple cash bonus or physical award, both of which the company has in place. Steer Davies Gleave believes rewarding employees is about demonstrating a degree of ‘trust’ in each and every employee, which in turn we see reciprocated. At the heart of the company’s R&R programme, they express the behaviours that make each individual know that they are ‘cared for’. The company have seen this manifest in the behaviours that personal supervisors, and in fact, all staff exhibit. These include a simple and honest “thank you”, constructive feedback to support achievement of goals, a pat on the back amongst colleagues, inclusion in significant organisational projects, inclusion in meetings with the leaders (for example open discussions with the company's CEOs), discussion and guidance to develop a career plan, coaching/mentoring, a personal consideration in times of emergency.

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  • Women

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  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions

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  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    66% / 34%

  • Earning £35,000+:



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