Sinclair Knight Merz

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Sinclair Knight Merz Reviews

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Sinclair Knight Merz Managing Director & CEO Santo Rizzuto
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    End of an era and moving on to a new beginning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Sinclair Knight Merz full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A values based company that allowed its employees to get on with the job. A shareholding structure that retained senior talent and rewarded those that put in the effort. A strong client focus. Good life balance available. Good office accommodation.

    Cons

    While the values are strong the values are not always lived by senior management as strongly as they should be. Transition of ownership to Jacobs is challenging the business and many of the pros are being removed without the benefits of ownership by jacobs yet being obvious. Teams are now more than 20 - 30 people. Support functions such as HR have been decimated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure there is support for and investment in people in the new entity.

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Sinclair Knight Merz Interviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
Updated Jul 14, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

66%
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11%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz.

    Interview Details

    I was put forward to the company by a recruiter - not for an advertised role - he simply contacted them to see if they needed someone like me. I was brought in fairly quickly (within a few days) and spoke with a senior engineer (who would be my technical lead) and the team leader. The interview was pretty relaxed and simply seemed to be confirming various details of my CV. I had a follow-up interview the next week, with the section manager, which was also a straightforward meet and greet.

    At the time I had recently interviewed with another two companies who both had made offers, but I was feeling undecided about both those prospects. When I informed SKM of the situation (that I would have to respond to these other companies soon), they moved quickly to make a competitive offer. I was not trying to start a bidding war -- the salary was similar -- but I accepted SKM's offer as I perceived their culture to be the best fit for me.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not have difficulty with any questions, as the interviewers were already convinced of my qualifications. The most challenging part for me was to think of something useful to ask, as I know this to be a crucial step in making a good impression in an interview - to show that you are interested in the company and have taken time to learn about them before the interview.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    This was a simple negotiation. I indicated my target amount and they met it, exceeding it slightly, and I was satisfied.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.skmconsulting.com
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Size 5000+ Employees
Acquired By Jacobs
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) is a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery. It operates across Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, deploying some 7,500 people from more than 40 offices.

Formed in 1964 in Sydney as a private company, SKM has retained its independence through employee ownership, with fee income now greater than A$1 billion.

Our people come from a diverse range of disciplines including engineers, planners, architects, economists, scientists, project managers... More

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