Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

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Updated Jun 7, 2014

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    excellent step forward, ten steps backwards

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Brisbane (Australia)

    ProsGood working conditions, work-life balance, diversity

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdopt 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start a career.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brisbane (Australia)

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

    ConsHard 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best Queensland Government Agencies to work with

    I Head Procurement Analytics At the Chief Procurement Office (Current Employee) Brisbane (Australia)

    ProsGood 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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Interesting Work - Poor Morale

    Contract Administration (Former Employee) Brisbane (Australia)

    ProsGood cross section of work and large projects

    ConsPoor morale with the removal of job security and unease of future work conditions

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with staff and treat with respect

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    Great place to work, some bludgers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible supportive workplace, good culture

    ConsSome bludgers, need to shave the deadwood

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    Thugs, through and through

    Administrative Support (Former Employee) Bundaberg (Australia)

    ProsEasy money. A lot of eye candy

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvertise how to get into the boys club

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project management of Roads Infrastructure Programs & Projects

    Senior Advisor (Current Employee) Brisbane (Australia)

    ProsLarge statewide Program and Projects

    Conssubject to governemnt cuts after elections/ government change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, good projects

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Brisbane (Australia)

    ProsGreat people (below management level) to work with.
    A very good culture where employees are valued
    Massive focus on safety - RoadTek values its people!
    Flexible work arrangements - good leave entitlements and can work from home one day a fortnight with approval from the director.

    ConsPay rates are much lower than other construction companies and mining companies in Qld.
    Management force the workforce to endure constant meetings, briefings, team building exercises etc... to be seen as politically correct when most of these meetings achieve absolutely nothing and just infuriate the workers who get sick of being taken off of a project for day to be told that we have to respect Indigenous cultures or that women shouldn't be harrassed in the workplace........we don't need to be treated like children and told this stuff at daily meetings!!
    Lots of "deadwood" in the company, as the company is owned by the Qld Gov't there are a lot of career public servants who do nothing all day and grumble about their "low pay".
    Public service mentality abusing flexible work options - people (office workers not construction workers) rocking up at whatever time they feel like, taking hour lunches, finishing work early and doing no work during their short work day.
    Lack of resources - gov't wants to save money by reducing the number of vehicles and other items the company needs to do the job properly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so overly sensitive and politically correct, people get sick of being treated like kids and constantly having meetings about pointless things.
    Get rid of the "deadwood" and the time wasters and those who don't do the job properly.
    Rather than have meetings telling us to not be racists or sexists management would be better off sackign anyone who is racist or sexist - that would get the messagge across rather than the constant touchy feelie warm huggy meetings.

    Overall a great company to work for with great people and great employee leave and flexible work arrangement benefits. The only criticism I have is that there is a bit of a public service mentality where some people feel entitled to being lazy and there is also way too many meetings and pointless working groups, committees, training on pointless things (constant discrimination awareness training etc...).

    A lot of the minor negative aspects of the company will change with generational change over the next few years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Java Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours, interesting projects

    ConsSome people are hard to work with

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen people are difficult to work with, they need to be spoken to.

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