Transfield Services

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Transfield Services Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
22 Reviews
2.8
22 Reviews
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Transfield Services Managing Director and & CEO Graeme Hunt
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  1.  

    I agree with prior comments - you need an Executive Level Sponsor, Large Bureaucratic machine - connections gallore

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Transfield Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    ability to work internationally, learn about humans, SAP exposure, especially implementations

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy - you gotta be able to play the game and accept that some people are milking the company as much as they can, many cases when wives and other relatives are being employed on some amazing terms, they had to tighten up the belt in 2012-2014 but a lot of nepotism and unfairness still, some are on "workers comp" - especially in Australia, many people are lawyering up when they are made redundant/are laid odd... I was young and had idealistic view of the world and wanted to make the company better - worked 15 hour days, stupid girl, I am now almost 30 - looked back - was not worth it but I lived in a few countries while working for them so that is good. I was severely underpaid, the company transferred me and because I had a work visa - they knew they could keep me for cheap - it was embarrassing as I was the cheapest resource but I learnt acceptance and putting my EGO at bay but hey... very unfair treatment.. as so I know earn triple, crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue milking while you can - money and greed rules the world I guess.... on your platform of existence

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rail sector

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    Former Employee - Plant/Equipment Operator  in  Adelaide (Australia)
    Former Employee - Plant/Equipment Operator in Adelaide (Australia)

    I worked at Transfield Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Looks good only on website

    Cons

    Bad decisions, throwing money away...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close this circus!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Poorly resourced

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    The pay is great. I know I won't be on the same pay grade if I go elsewhere.

    Cons

    Despite pay being great, Transfield don't look after their staff. There are few opportunities for professional growth, training or even obtaining basic resources to do the job such as software, human resources or equipment.
    Out-sourcing shared services has led to serious losses in efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop draining contracts of their resources. I understand the need to save a buck, but look to efficiencies in corporate operations before risking the welfare of operational staff and company reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Terrible Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    can only improve form where it stands

    Cons

    Company does not pay its bills.
    Outsourcing departments to India and closing offices
    Poor Leadership across the organization
    Company consistently does not meet it's financial targets - no bonuses
    System implementations crammed in, enormous payroll and tax issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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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    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
  9.  

    Good company

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    • 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
  10.  

    Transfield "Dont leave your job to Work There"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transfield Services as a contractor

    Pros

    None, there is nothing good about working there

    Cons

    TSA doesnt tell you what the cost of benefits really are before they hire you they exceed 800.00 pr month for family, they dont tell you they are tanking and dont pay their bills. The culture is horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont lie to prospective employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Transfield Services - A company in flux

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    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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