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Ausgrid Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. "Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great hands-on experience, rewards and recognition, co-worker support.

    Cons

    Uncertainty with job security, top management retrench middle-managers on the basis of staff's Pulse surveys.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes, and offer more permanent full-time roles. Senior management must not rid of middle-managers every four or five years.


  2. "Bullying is deeply ingrained in this culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Rostered Day Off, Good Money, Annual Leave at half pay effectively doubling annual leave entitlements

    Cons

    This company is autocratic, militaristic and is just plain evil. It hates its employees. It is built on giving orders to construction workers. It is still living in the 1950s when they took in ex military as workers and needed to discipline staff with iron fists. People are not grown, encouraged to grow or developed in any way. There is no leadership only military style dictatorship. Disa bilities and mental health issues seen as disciplinary issues rather than supported. Bullied by management and senior management and by construction workers. Nails placed under car tyres. Made to wear an adult device around neck as hazing ritual. Unprofessionalism everywhere. Do not work here as it will affect your mental health.

    Advice to Management

    Enter the new millenium and encourage leadership not discipline.


  3. "Upper Management top heavy,morale has gone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contact Centre in Wallsend (Australia)
    Former Employee - Contact Centre in Wallsend (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ausgrid full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues,was a amazing place to work years ago.Policys and procedures in place.

    Cons

    Ausgrid has now become a dog eat dog amongst staff,everyone fighting for their own jobs,at the expense of customers,asps and everyone's safety.Everyone trying to justify their own jobs and morale amongst staff has gone downhill over the past few years,your either stabbing people in the back or your out.The few good guys and girls that are left are slowly becoming bitter and twisted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff,they have amazing ideas,Ausgrid was always made by the people who were there,it can thrive again,weed out the upper management that are there just for the bonuses and keep the staff that are working for the people,with the great ideas and not afraid to give it all.


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  5. "Ausgrid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management unrealistically, high expectations with inefficient processes.


  6. "Slow-paced company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cadet Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Cadet Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - nice people
    - good work-life balance
    - learning opportunities

    Cons

    - slow-paced
    - not challenging
    - not many young people

    Advice to Management

    -


  7. "Innovation in Smart Metering"

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    Former Employee - Network Architect
    Former Employee - Network Architect

    I worked at Ausgrid (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great federal budget for Smart Grid Smart City project

    Cons

    Legacy policies and procedures seemed to slow decision making process


  8. "Lineworker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ausgrid full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and conditions, many good people to develop your career with if you have the drive

    Cons

    A multitude of rules developed from knee jerk reactions rather than logic, can be very wasteful in some areas and very reluctant to spend money in others

    Advice to Management

    Work towards making the tasks on the ground easier and safer rather than banning anything that could possibly result in an injury


  9. "Too political"

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

    Pros

    convenient location. co workers generally helpful to each other. Plenty of technology to explore and learn. Workplace safety is a real concern and priority.

    Cons

    Way too much politics. Decision are made for personal gain, not the good of the company. No real incentive to innovate. poor communication from senior management.


  10. "Ausgrid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Technician in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Technician in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ausgrid (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large Company offering the ability to have a diverse career all while staying at the one company.
    Interesting Work.
    Reasonable Conditions

    Cons

    Current focus on downsizing.
    External training opportunities limited.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose focus of the long term goals & direction. Increase Training Opportunities. Focus on retaining key staff.


  11. "Electrician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ausgrid full-time

    Pros

    Good safety culture, training, benefits, pay,

    Cons

    Unknown intended direction of foreign investors


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