I worked at Sinclair Knight Merz (More than a year)
Excellent team and culture, there is always things to do
Working crazy hours and not getting rewarded for it
Advice to Management
If you want to retain staff, you should have a better bonus system
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sinclair Knight Merz (Brisbane (Australia)).
I was put forward to the company by a recruiter - not for an advertised role - he simply contacted them to see if they needed someone like me. I was brought in fairly quickly (within a few days) and spoke with a senior engineer (who would be my technical lead) and the team leader. The interview was pretty relaxed and simply seemed to be confirming various details of my CV. I had a follow-up interview the next week, with the section manager, which was also a straightforward meet and greet.
At the time I had recently interviewed with another two companies who both had made offers, but I was feeling undecided about both those prospects. When I informed SKM of the situation (that I would have to respond to these other companies soon), they moved quickly to make a competitive offer. I was not trying to start a bidding war -- the salary was similar -- but I accepted SKM's offer as I perceived their culture to be the best fit for me.
This was a simple negotiation. I indicated my target amount and they met it, exceeding it slightly, and I was satisfied.
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