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Ausenco Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great people, great work (in 5 reviews)

  • Salary, ability to attract good people to roles (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • when I was no longer hyper profitable, they kicked me off like a dog (in 7 reviews)

  • Executive management is keen on pushing 'core values' but doesn't walk the talk (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ausenco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities and experiences working for 4 years.

    Cons

    None during my time working


  2. Helpful (6)

    "I enjoyed working here."

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ausenco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were very nice. I enjoyed working there until they laid about 5 of us off at the same time right before the holidays. They said they could no longer afford to pay for us, but they (management) could still keep there very high salaries. Not very cool!!

    Cons

    I enjoyed working there until they laid about 5 of us off at the same time right before the holidays. They said they could no longer afford to pay for us, but they (management) could still keep there very high salaries. Not very cool!!

    Advice to Management

    Start keeping your good employees, they don't come around too often.


  3. "Good company, but needs more diversity to compete in today's economic climate."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ausenco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had the pleasure of working with intelligent, committed, and personable colleagues. This office offers perks such as free weekly lunches when business is strong, and is conveniently located near several restaurants. Company often hires direct, and management seems reasonably dedicated in preserving the existing work force during industry downturns. Management overall treats employees respectfully and encourages open communication. Company additionally offers a flexible 9/80 option.

    Cons

    The salaries and benefits are relatively average. Management may hire quickly during strong but usually brief economic periods, resulting in a surplus of employees to compete for work in the coming months. Overall lack of project diversity and structure can leave employees vulnerable to layoffs during extended slow periods, and the perks tend to vanish. Technical assistance tends to be significantly limited from lack of experienced personnel. No clear path up the corporate ladder is defined.

    Advice to Management

    Identify an appropriate range of relevant projects for a given department and ensure a capable sales staff is in place to find worthy clients and land sizable jobs. Hire more senior-level people to assist with technical projects. Establish better structure within departmental groups to improve project delegation and assignment.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They offer a broad range of disciplines

    Cons

    Don't feel like they care for their employees


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ausenco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A first they seemed to have a plan.

    Cons

    Really a mining engineering company. No diversification. Didn't know what they bought with Sandwell, PSI, and Vector. Poor culture and understanding of non core business.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Hydrogeologist"

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

    I have been working at Ausenco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, Flexible work days.

    Cons

    No trust. Bad management. Lie to your face from management team. Human Resources People are rude.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work here


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ausenco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team of engineers. Laid back.

    Cons

    Company was disorganized and there was no room for growth.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Management could be better."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting projects in foreign contries.

    Cons

    Management could be significantly improved.

    Advice to Management

    Get better organized.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Was told I didn't have a career with this company... it was just a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ausenco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    There is a big disconnect between the different locations, especially when you work in the field. High turnover in employees is incredible, gone through more than five managers in less than a year. Field personnel are not included in the company atmosphere, no induction to Ausenco or kept up on the 'goings on' with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people out doing the work in the field


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Lost in the sauce"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large corp. Potential for huge growth. Worldwide travel. All jobs are mining or corporate related. You learn to speak Australian. Employee share matching program was free money!

    Cons

    Actual growth was minimal during my stay with Ausenco. Corporate structure was vague and confusing, inefficient. Walked away feeling exploited. Employee share program had great matching but the stock price remained about flat for many years and so the only money made on that deal was due to matching. Glad I got out when I did.

    Advice to Management

    Look for talent already within your ranks.


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