Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

www.tmr.qld.gov.au
Unclaimed Profile

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
14 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.6
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings

14 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great company, great people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time

    Pros

    Definitely a lot of effort and time is put into furthering your skills via training and support. I always felt valued, and there was no sense of trying to 'use' you and then spit you out after being over-worked. Learnt a lot which helped my career in further companies.

    Cons

    Unfortunately due to government changes, a lot of people were let go in a short period of time, and now have bad memories of working there. People forget that it wasnt the managers who made this decision, and ultimately there was a sense of anger towards the department in general.

    Advice to Management

    Great schemes and incentives to hire talent from within universities are great as you recruit valuable people.


  2. Government Benefits & Frustrations

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

    I have been working at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - usual government benefits (leave, overtime pay, good work hours) - working on important initiatives - some opportunities for professional development - a generally calm and happy working environment

    Cons

    - major branches located in carseldine, making collaboration difficult & expensive - lack of drive, positivity, and discipline among full time government workers - lack of true support professional development and flexible working arrangements - outdated and bureaucratic processes - funding model and risk aversity makes it difficult to implement innovative solutions

    Advice to Management

    - have all TMR branches centralised in the brisbane CBD (vacate the carseldine GOP) - understand the cost in not providing employees with better professional development - make it easier for people to take on flexible working arrangments


  3. Typical govt dept

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent flexibility, generally good atmosphere among workforce, central location, technically competent, good for graduates at start of career

    Cons

    Management not taking any responsibility, too scared of media and of taking any risk, lack of innovation, no direct contact with "customers" when working on projects because of fragmented project management, not really interested in promoting people

    Advice to Management

    Get some balls! Listen to people, including customers and staff, develop skills and innovation more agressively


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Typical government department: bureaucratic, slow, risk-averse, but good working conditions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working conditions, work-life balance, diversity

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, no real drive to innovate or take risks, no real interest in developing careers unless for ambitious engineers, redundancies process poorly managed

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a much more proactive HR strategy, for example with 360 degree feedback to break the hierarchy culture, develop more exchanges between divisions to allow for more career opportunities, become more transparent and less scared of political implications, remember that engineers don't necessarily make good managers


  6. Great place to start a career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowledge sharing in a friendly team environment. Work life balance is fantastic. Ability to own and drive position to suit strengths and productivity.

    Cons

    Hard work not recognized, work culture is lazy, a lot of 'dead wood' waiting for retirement in high jobs preventing promotion. New ideas are not embraced. Larger group had a lot of fighting/back stabbing.


  7. excellent step forward, ten steps backwards

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

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work,Life Balance, training, flexability - education a bonus

    Cons

    Sexist, archaic at times. Need to treat males and females equally.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be trained not to say to female employees that it doesn't matter how hard they work the nearest man standing next to them will get the credit.


  8. One of the best Queensland Government Agencies to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I Head Procurement Analytics At the Chief Procurement Office in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - I Head Procurement Analytics At the Chief Procurement Office in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good scope to learn new skills, employment satisfaction, growth, work/life balance Agency is open to new ideas and innovation and is a leader in its space Opportunity to establish benchmarks working with a proficient Senior Management focused on delivery on all fronts - outcomes and outputs Strategic in vision, yet very grounded in delivery and performance Excellent opportunity to work with massive budget programs/projects, associated infrastructure and non infrastructure relevant procurement Professional environment for a Government agency

    Cons

    The size and geographic spread of the Agency, its budget and the asset network can be daunting at times


  9. Great place to work, some bludgers

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

    I have been working at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible supportive workplace, good culture

    Cons

    Some bludgers, need to shave the deadwood


  10. Thugs, through and through

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Bundaberg (Australia)
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Bundaberg (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy money. A lot of eye candy

    Cons

    If you can keep under the radar, or in the boys club, you'll be alright.

    Advice to Management

    Advertise how to get into the boys club


  11. Project management of Roads Infrastructure Programs & Projects

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large statewide Program and Projects

    Cons

    subject to governemnt cuts after elections/ government change



Showing 14 of 15 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.