Transfield Services

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Transfield Services Reviews

Updated June 22, 2014
Updated June 22, 2014
21 Reviews

2.8
21 Reviews
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Transfield Services Managing Director and & CEO Graeme Hunt
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  1.  

    Graduate Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Transfield Services as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Transfield Services is a great company to work with. Worked in a welcoming team and pay was rewarding. Supervisor was very helpful and more than willing to teach me anything i didn't know.

    Cons

    A few contracts at transfield services were lost and a lot of people are in the process of losing their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Transfield Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great company. I've had many opportunities working with Transfield to help grow my career. I've been with the company for 2 years and it's one of the best places I've worked. I love the teams I've worked with, and the management. The company holds true to it's values.

    Cons

    Complaints throughout the company are regarding payroll and wages staff being paid incorrectly. I haven't been efffected but I know many who have. It's difficult to sell this comapny as a "great place to work" if people aren't getting paid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know that the company's payroll system is currently under review but we MUST get this right! We should also have better training systems in place. Perhaps a team dedicated to travelling to new contracts to show them the processes and how to find answers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A large company with alot of departments. Its all about who you know

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transfield Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays well. Recognised organisation. Alot of information during training process. IT support is great.
    Work vehicles are a good bonus. Meet alot of people from all trades

    Cons

    Unorganised management filters to workers below. Alot of inefficient processes conducted.
    Too many hoops to jump through just to make your job easier and quicker, benefiting everyone you surround. New departments struggle to gain traction due to senior management not cooperating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers at the bottom. Their ideas can cut alot of cost

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work for the people, but acquisition of my company was not smooth

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    Current Employee - Project Accountant  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Transfield Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are great and hard working

    Cons

    Acquisition was not smooth and did not benefit employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop out sourcing your employees. This will not be beneficial in the long run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Transfield Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversified company with good opportunities

    Cons

    Some people are in their positions just because they have been around long enough not because of their qualifications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be a bit more aggtessive in going after work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transfield Services

    Pros

    Flexibility was a good feature

    Cons

    Low salary was one of the problems

  8.  

    Vice President

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transfield Services

    Pros

    Dynamic organization that changes each day.

    Cons

    Change happening so fast in the industry that it requires constant change.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Start to the Grad Program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer  in  Adelaide (Australia)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Adelaide (Australia)

    I have been working at Transfield Services

    Pros

    Encourage Grads to rotate at 6-12 month frequency

    Offer international rotations

    Cons

    Senior management seems to have its head in the right place but the business as a whole seems to not really know who it is. Lacks a focus.

    OK starting salary bit 3% annual increase in pay barely competitive with CPI

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoy the work but the salary is not apt for the work I do, whilst others seem to be overpaid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities & Plant Administrator  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Facilities & Plant Administrator in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Transfield Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff are friendly and easy going

    Cons

    The management sometimes seem to lack courage where staff are concerned and give in to their demands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep staff informed of what is going on in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Transfield Services - A company in flux

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Newcastle (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Newcastle (Australia)

    I have been working at Transfield Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A wide variety of opportunities if willing to travel
    Good conditions for wages employees
    Some very good managers
    Has a long history of finding a way to do anything

    Cons

    Short Term focus
    Lack of quality over arching systems and process - very fragmented
    Outsourced IT to India which takes ages to resolve anything
    Poorly paid management and supervisory positions henceforth poor quality
    Managers consistently asked to aid with tenders/transitions of new contracts which is never reflected in annual salary review

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the business and work on ensuring the contracts are supported

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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