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Origin Energy Employee Reviews about "restructures"

Updated Mar 12, 2019

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3.1
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Origin Energy Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Frank Calabria  (no image)
Frank Calabria
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Flexibility, can work from home, take care of work life balance(in 30 reviews)

  • "Good flexible working environment and atmosphere in most teams(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Regular company restructures and cost-saving drives(in 11 reviews)

  • "not helpful team leader or manager(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mature approach to flexible working. Excellent office workplace in Brisbane. Some friendly and honest colleagues. Good flow of interesting work and change

    Cons

    Regular company restructures and cost-saving drives. Senior management jostling and inter-department fighting. Short-term outlooks

    Origin Energy2019-03-13
  2. "Generally a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Product Delivery Lead in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some truly great people working at Origin that make the workplace fun and enjoyable. There are also some great career development opportunities, so if you want to really advance your career, Origin is a great place for that.

    Cons

    Unfortunately as is generally the case with corporate life there are continual reorginisations and restructures. Origin is also fairly risk averse, creating a culture where people are unwilling to be decisive and push things forward.

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    Origin Energy2019-01-14
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  4. "Human Resources"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy

    Pros

    Focus on health and safety Collaborative culture

    Cons

    Years of organisational restructure leading to change fatigue

    Origin Energy2019-01-04
  5. "Weak Retail Strategy"

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

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Lack of clear Retail strategy. Ruled by empire builders. People management / KPI setting processes lax. Too many restructures.

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    Origin Energy2018-12-20
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic workplace and very chaotic... Do not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements are possible.

    Cons

    The culture is very toxic. Plenty of backstabbing within the workforce. People are promoted based on friendships only. Senior leadership team is incompetent. Effort and personal contributions are not respected. Knowledge is not appreciated. There are basically 2 ways to survive: a) you are either a very skilled politician who can master all tricks and power games; b) you are a lazy and laid-back employee (as soon as you don't have a high expectation level and do not put much effort into it, it might still work for you). Anything in between does not seem to pay off in this toxic culture. Your personal efforts will turn into personal frustration if you are the hard- working type. Constant restructures. Look elsewhere...

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    Origin Energy2018-04-05
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Land of Zero Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, decent bonuses, interesting work, good training, dynamic industry. Good to see the company trying to anticipate the threats from disruptive innovation..

    Cons

    Incessant re-structures, bureaucratic, bloated management structure, workforce suffering from change fatigue and damaged morale. The organisational restructures repeatedly take place with politics and power-struggles taking precedence over engagement with the workforce and understanding the actual changes needed. I've endured over 7 different re-structures, and in spite of promises to engage with staff and teams - I've never been approached to discuss our work or what we do. Seems like management only talk to management. Lessons do not get learned and issues do not get exposed nor dealt with. No opportunities to proceed. Management incapable of engaging meaningfully with staff. Unable to have purposeful conversations around career path and opportunities for progression. Immersedin politics. Questionable integrity from some quarters in how decsisions, particularly with the integration of external consultants into the leadership team. Middle management acknowledging that some high-level decisions and motives are questionable and bordering on graft - but unwilling to challenge or escalate issues. Very disappointing and typifies the culture of not being willing to challenge the status quo.

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    Origin Energy2017-10-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, industry with challenges"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people who care, innovative approach to energy storage, sourcing and generation, convenient city center office locations in major cities

    Cons

    Ups and downs of the energy sector, restructure to suit shareholder understanding, uncertain stance of government

    Origin Energy2017-01-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A corporate juggernaut"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, friendliness, work-life balance if you want it

    Cons

    Male dominated senior executives that have not changed who restructure very year to 'fix' the company. Needs a real shake up.

    Origin Energy2016-05-01
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a happy place"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Melbourne
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great pay big name and great brand to work for dynamic industry

    Cons

    too much internal politics way too much change and restructures

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    Origin Energy2014-09-16
  11. "Rollercoaster ride"

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    Former Contractor - Engineering in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Work-life balance - Flexible work arrangements - Upward mobility

    Cons

    - Constant restructure - Lack of direction from middle management - Immature IT structure / strategy

    Origin Energy2014-03-30

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