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John Holland Group Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Senior Design Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Design Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Holland Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work ethics and office environment

    Cons

    Management team not employee focused


  2. "6 months Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small business attitude with a big business approach

    Cons

    long hours, management not communicating

    Advice to Management

    Ensure staff are communicated to in joint ventures


  3. "Site Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    . Generous Salary and Project Allowance

    Cons

    . Long hours during project peaks


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  5. "Site Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at John Holland Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse projects, good salary, interstate opportunities, strong training and education opportunities

    Cons

    Bullying and discrimination is swept under the carpet.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are the bullies in the company, middle and upper management need training in what is acceptable behaviour and language in the workplace.


  6. "traffic management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Holland Group full-time

    Pros

    good company that always pays on time.

    Cons

    Nothing to report in negative sense.

    Advice to Management

    nil.


  7. "Get out while you can"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Based in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Site Based in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Holland Group full-time

    Pros

    The only reason to work with this company is merely due to them having the work. Desperate times results in taking desperate measures.

    Cons

    While wages and salaries are not bad the management and culture is one of bullying and harrassment. There is a total lack of trust throughout the business. Reading some of the other posts here is alarming to think that a business can be run so poorly. Its time to move on. Sorry I could not be more positive.

    Advice to Management

    Start again maybe? Align with all staff and provide the necessary support. Stop the culture of bullying and harrassment.


  8. "Concentration camp type experience"

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

    Pros

    Pay is good . Well equipped. Slave drivers with little industry knowledge

    Cons

    Uncompromising and in considerate management have a high staff turnover
    Need to treat people with the respect they deserve. Too many poms

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like humans


  9. "Wouldn't work for them again. They have a terrible track record of employee fatalities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was competitive but even the solid pay packet was enough to make people stay. It was the worst case of office bullying I have ever seen

    Cons

    Bad management, cowboy attitude towards safety and staff health, bullying was normal behavior. Tendering structure was solidly focused on making money through variations


  10. "HR Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Holland Group full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to project work and varied tasks. Great leadership even during a time of change

    Cons

    No succession planning or ability to see where the next move up in the business was. Can be high stress at times.


  11. "Dysfunctional"

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

    I worked at John Holland Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money and potential growth opportunities with new owner. The company pays people almost too well
    So get in for a couple of years then get out while you have the chance.

    Cons

    Complete leadership failure and cultural issues. The leaders are not aligned and don't think strategically. Women in senior positions don't last long and innovators are sent packing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep diverse thinkers and axe the dead wood


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