Ausgrid

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Ausgrid Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
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  1.  

    amazing people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ausgrid as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    the people are easy to get along with
    made some really good friends
    I liked my manger
    good work life balance
    always felt like a valued employee

    Cons

    that my contract ended and so did most other people with a contract, this caused some other people to be fearfull for there job

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to do consulting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ausgrid as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The consultants usually get a prolonged run. There are consultants working for more than 10 years

    Cons

    It is still a company which has not moved on..the top management are still old school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cost cutting doesnt mean stop work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Management on a downhill slide

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Ausgrid full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good group of fellow employees and immediate management. Family friendly hours. Treat it purely as a job and invest nothing else in it and it's tolerable.

    Cons

    Management failing to dogfood policy changes & lead from the front. No support for professional growth, conference attendance/presentation, cost cutting with no attention to productivity driving moral into the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff
    Professional development is critical
    Dogfood your policies on the executive team *and* the board
    Ensure that cost cutting tracks productivity
    Respect your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be great but going downhill rapidly due to restructure, redundancies and insipid leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Ausgrid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good perks - 9 day fortnight with RDOs for award staff
    Salaries are competitive, but less so with restructuring
    People are friendly
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Ongoing restructure - asked staff to take on more with less pay
    Career progression is limited
    Bureaucracy and somewhat autocratic culture - lack of empowerment by so called senior managers
    Lack of business and growth strategy - no visionary leadership or direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Privatise as soon as possible to allow for new blood to come into the business with fresh ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Exciting insight into the electrical industry with lots of support from staff.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ausgrid

    Pros

    Great opportunity to gain insight into the electrical industry with support from other staff. You are always being given challenges and able to learn from theme everyday.

    Cons

    The distributors in NSW are going through a merger at the moment so their employment is being affected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are always going to be met with change in the workforce. Be prepared for it, embrace it for there are lots of opportunities to learn and enhance yourself in the workforce.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ultra conservative autocratic Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Ausgrid full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some departments are progressively striving to apply modern technology

    Cons

    Very rigid departmental silos where effort is duplicated. Business processes are highly inefficient due to the requirements each department demands for cross-departmental activities. The autocratic management culture results in impotent managers focussed on politics rather than efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though I oppose outsourcing or privatization of public assets, this may be the only way to bring this company into the current century and reduce costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Ausgrid full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive remuneration packages. People are very friendly and kind, with a commitment to a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Legacy culture, difficult to liaise across such a large organisation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    one of the best place to work

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

    I have been working at Ausgrid as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    balanced and great working conditions, colleagues who are willing to spend time with you to take you through the learning process; Good manager.

    Cons

    Recruitment freeze, that doesnt allow external contrators to apply for internal positions.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Very easy place to work, secure and great benefit scheme.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Ausgrid

    Pros

    Work life balance and employee security are top notch. Excellent benefits. No need to look for another place to work.

    Cons

    Legacy based culture, nepotism culture, "promotion from within" attitude, slow career growth path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide on-going career training for senior management, not just cadets. Generally engineers need skills to become great managers.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Solid company with great work life balance.

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

    I have been working at Ausgrid

    Pros

    An electricity network distribution business with a significant capital investment program to upgrade infrastructure. Well managed. Good focus on corporate citizenship and sustainability. Great opportunities especially for engineers. Part of Smart Grid programme. Excellent mentoring program.

    Cons

    Can be risk averse given state owned nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support to the mentoring program from top down - great way to increase employee engagement.

    Recommends

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