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"Good engineers to learn from, good managers"

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Former Employee - Process Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Sinclair Knight Merz full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

I joined as a graduate and stayed for three years before moving overseas. I was lucky to have some great managers and project managers that knew how to deal with people. Also there are great technical staff to learn from. I also had the opportunity to be seconded 6 months to another office in my second year though that was requested by me. The project manager during secondment was amazing. Work life balance was good due to good technical people and good service delivery.

Cons

Office layout at the time meant teams were separated on different floors. Though in new office this may be different. Younger less experienced managers moving up was not as good with people management just through lack of experience. Not a con, but at the time they were trying to improve retention of mid career consultants 5-10 yr experience, and developed some programs. Appears management was trying to respond quickly to needs and trends. Not sure if that has improved since I left.

Advice to Management

nothing specific

Other Employee Reviews for Sinclair Knight Merz

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mining downturn will be an interesting challenge"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sinclair Knight Merz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong values & involved in some great projects.
    Genuinely seek to listen to employees and improve.
    Good office accommodation.
    Not US owned and no shareholder can hold more than 1.5%.

    Cons

    Management execution not always in accordance with values.
    Too reliant on mining and government.
    In a holding pattern while waiting for the big merger.
    Collaborative management style is confused.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing musical chairs and focus on your job.
    Don't sell out to a US giant - it will only end in tears.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate clowns"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Knight Merz full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Technical staff, rewarding good work, variety of projects, and career building

    Cons

    The management - they are cumbersome and overbearing on staff.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and do more actual work

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