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AGL Energy Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Amazing culture of work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great new offices, free fruit 2 days a week, CEO has great vision, flexible working (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management focused on their personal objectives (in 7 reviews)

  • High stress, poor culture and constant restructures (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Sales executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AGL Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    High base and excellent commission structure and rewarding team within solar sales

    Cons

    Very competitive and micro management if u underperform

    Advice to Management

    Needs to improve the culture to sustain staff retention


  2. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people around you.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are very limited

  3. "great place to work great benifits"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AGL Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great working conditions and great hours

    Cons

    unforgiving managers, but whiling to help


  4. "One of the top company cultures"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AGL Energy full-time

    Pros

    An enjoyable place to work. People are generally very friendly and knowledgable. The company culture is probably one of the best I've worked at. Many opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills. Always some interesting work to do and you get all the support that you need.
    You also have a lot of autonomy, management trusts that you will do the work that you are supposed to do.
    They are also very flexible with their working arrangement, you can work from home when ever you need or anywhere in the building.

    Cons

    Quiet a few restructures in very short time. On the one hand, management is not afraid to change things up and try something different, on the other hand sometime feels like we are going in circles. Making changes without actually changing the root cause.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Culture leaving the building, too many chiefs not enough people doing the work. No action all talk and process."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AGL Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good transport and building facilities
    Flexible work conditions
    Access to job training

    Cons

    Too many new managers trying to prove themselves and ruining the culture.
    Becoming like a bank - too much process and red tape
    Ripe for disruption

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people who get the work done and set a vision. Get down in the trenches where the magic happens


  6. "Surprisingly innovative business, with great flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Docklands (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Docklands (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AGL Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big enough to make a real difference, but not so many people that you get lost in the system. Amazing culture of work-life balance. Also, AGL is doing some ground-breaking and exciting things to shape the future of energy, with big investments in renewables, innovation and digital transformation. It's becoming a customer focussed company and is a great place to work. Kudos to the team making this happen.

    Cons

    Still figuring out how to have a strong culture of leadership in an agile environment. Development is more on the job than formalised, though this is starting to change.


  7. "New Energy - Solar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location
    Flexible hours
    Modern Building and facilities

    Cons

    Lack of Structure in place
    Management could be better

  8. "Ok to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AGL Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a few good patches in this company to work in. Friendly, laid back atmosphere in most cases

    Cons

    So much politics in middle to upper management. Senior management focused on their personal objectives

    Advice to Management

    Treat people well. Say what you mean and lead by example. Restructuring every 1-2 years will not do the company any good


  9. "Supportive work culture"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AGL Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people - technically sound and willing to help
    Location
    Salary
    Work culture

    Cons

    It could vary between teams, I don't find any in mine..

    Advice to Management

    May be reduce the number of restructures
    Start more ventures in green energy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Passive Aggressive Backstabbing Culture"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Operations in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AGL Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great new offices, free fruit 2 days a week, CEO has great vision, flexible working

    Cons

    Exec team backstab CEO, long term employees resist anything new, lots of long term people with old ideas, highly political, conservative and risk averse, extreme cost cutting and employee training programs got ditched, constant restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee experience, work with leaders to ensure they support their leaders


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