Ausgrid Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ausgrid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance....that's about it...work can be interesting
    People are generally nice

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to progress at the moment
    Company soon to be privatised
    A lot of knowledge leaving the company

    Advice to Management

    Think about the long term future and plan ahead! Get rid of the oldies that are just money suckers and don't get rid of the ones who are actually still contributing..


  2. Awful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager (Capital Works) in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager (Capital Works) in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Ausgrid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy going non stressful work environment

    Cons

    Very poor senior management - cronyism is rife wit them - decisions are made to suit the "values" and agenda of this group and not for the benefit of the organisation and its empolyees

    Advice to Management

    Look at the performance of your senior managers and promote them on merit and not on seniority and their willingness to play the internal politics and cronyism of senior management


  3. amazing people to work with

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

    I worked at Ausgrid as a contractor (Less than a 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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not a bad place to do consulting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Cost cutting doesnt mean stop work


  6. Management on a downhill slide

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  8. 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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Ultra conservative autocratic Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Excellent place to work

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

    I have been working at Ausgrid full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  11. one of the best place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.



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