Downer Group

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Downer Group Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
12 Reviews
3.3
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Downer Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Variety of divisions, lots of projects

    Cons

    Funding can be problem, projects can be put on hold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Quality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Quality in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    People are hard working, diverse and challenging project

    Cons

    Employee turnover is too high, too many changes all the time, no appreciation from the management, NEPOTISM as its worst,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your workers, stop the 'MATE AND BIG BOYS CLUB' - in your telco department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Too top heavy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Hand in Dunedin (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - General Hand in Dunedin (New Zealand)

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

    Pros

    Reliable income due to ongoing work in a constantly growing industry.

    Opportunities to upskill and gain licence endorsements as well as qualifications.

    Cons

    The most top heavy company I have ever set foot in

    Even with the abundance of management there is constant communication breakdowns and organisation in certain departments is appalling.

    Low wages with extremely slow progression.

    Health and safety has gone over the top.

    Laborers are treated as nothing more than a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat in the offices and try treating your workers with more respect and gratitude.
    Ease up on health and safety.

    Give skilled workers more acceptable remuneration.

    And to sound so blunt, try promoting the people who work and and professionally rather than the ones who kiss management's arse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Intern in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Intern in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Downer Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They sponsor our scholarship so the compensation was good.

    Cons

    Management changes, un-interesting work. Different personalitites clashed (not me personally)

  6.  

    A lot of promise, not much delivery.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Estimator in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Estimator in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Downer Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good office location and facilities for staff

    Cons

    Career progression was unclear and not direction from HR or management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people...bad management.

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

    I worked at Downer Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people in general to work with.
    Interesting business, i.e. designing and building trains!
    Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    I was a Graduate accountant in Downer EDI Rail. It was very difficult to gain further experience as a Graduate accountant either through new roles or senior roles. Management disapproved of my suggestion for job rotation even though HR thought it was a great idea. People less qualified and experienced were brought in to be my manager. It was difficult to see the logic and long term strategic planning of such decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management need to be investigated and cleaned out if not already done so.
    Long term planning needed to keep talented people. Staff turnover was far too high.
    Investigation needed in the people recruited. Questionable or lacking in experience seemed to be favoured.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Downer Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very standard organization. No politics and everyone is working as team.
    Very stable organization.

    Cons

    Must be able to do multitask. Slow movement in salary adjustment yearly. Annual leave fixed and will not increase. Not able to get benefit even your work required it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should focus more on staffs benefit and promotion.
    Should give opportunities to staffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A great organization that values it's employees and customers alike!"

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

    I have been working at Downer Group full-time

    Pros

    1. Technical engineering organization
    2. Great senior management
    3. Senior managers WALK THE TALK

    Cons

    1. Work Life balance needs to be a bit better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great support to employees and there is great positive energy throughout the organization!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Engineering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hammad Ul Hassan Edit in North Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Hammad Ul Hassan Edit in North Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Downer Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Work environment, Flexible WM, Excellent Package

    Cons

    Remote Locations to work, Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It,s a good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Downer Group

    Pros

    Very safety minded in all aspect,s of job,skill training,always have a chance up skill yourself,Lot,s of new project,s happening very exciting company to work for if you get the oppertunity:

    Cons

    As above there plenty of oppertunitie,s there for emplyee,s to up grade themselves it,s up too them to achive this. With help from downer edi

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your doing a grate job keep on doing what your doing it,s working.

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