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Great company to work for
Sales Administration (Former Employee) –  Mackay QLD3 May 2017
People are supportive and friendly.
Company supports their employees and provide opportunity to progress and better in your role.
Love learning new things and the opportunity was always there
Loved going to work and be part of a team
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Productive and fun work environment
Executive Assistant / National Fleet Manager (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD15 March 2016
Productive, caring, family atmosphere.
Hard working group of people that will always go the extra mile to ensure deadlines are met.
Nothing is too difficult or hard.
Continuous improvement and changes happening and staff have the ability to adapt to suit market demands.
Management have an open door policy and are open to suggestions and willing to embrace and implement proposals by subordinates.
Hardest part of job is loosing contracts.
Most enjoyable part is working hard and still having fun.
Pros
Attending non-work related functions and participation in fund raising activities
Cons
Down sizing due to the current economic market
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ok to work for
Field service fitter (Current Employee) –  Bassendean, WA16 January 2016
not much to say about joy, field service is ok but need more stability. people feel insecure and you never have managers backup when needed
Pros
big company
Cons
only a number
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Work here if you plan on staying till retirement. Stay away young ambitious types!
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Brisbane3 October 2015
Good, friendly and happy people with a great work life balance. If you want to do the same role and not step outside of your comfort zone this is your company, strong job security for salaried staff!

Excellent opportunities for career progression if you are willing to change department, country or role completely, otherwise be prepared to wait until the person above you retires (i.e. never).

Reasonable salaries offered that are just below market rate, typically receive a nominal pay rise and small bonus every year. No intangible benefits to speak of.

If you are in a visible position like sales and are performing well, promotion and praise will befall you from up high (the elevator is waiting for you). Just please don't forget your team that actually got the work done, when you get promoted.

The Engineering department is held in very high regard and has a lot of influence, which is great if you are an Engineer!

The newer offices are amazing, there are many of them scattered around the world, so you can move around relatively easily. All other offices are old and outdated with almost no facilities (zero lunchrooms, showers, lighting or space etc).

Company relentlessly seeks out financial growth and new acquisitions into new markets, this offers many interesting opportunities for personal growth.

Honestly it is a decent place to work for many years, it just suffers from the same problems that most large companies face.

Hierarchy like you would not believe, procedures that never end and a metric ton of bureaucracy! Be prepared for being told not what to do
  more... repeatedly and how to do it the way it has always been done (even if it could save the company and you time and a lot of money).

Company is very top heavy, there are many middle managers that get squeezed from above and below to perform. Unfortunately for them, they do not typically have the ability to influence meaningful institutional change. It is therefore difficult to garner "ground swell" for new ideas or innovative initiatives, if it does not match corporates focus.

Company is directed heavily by upper management through endless slideshows and externally prepared market studies (often by headquarters in a faraway country), this results in regional offices being bombarded with yearly goals and targets that do not align with the local market or the dynamics of that particular office.

Extremely departmentalized with specifically defined roles and boundaries that do not allow over achievers or those with marginal personality types to perform. Decisions are made almost exclusively on the opinion of the highest paid person i.e. "HiPPO's".

Recent changes to a product based hierarchy, have been a step in the right direction. This will hopefully reduce the silo'd nature of the business and the department infighting (for resources and accountability). The reporting structure is still however complex, unclear and extremely convoluted.

This departmentalisation means that there are sweeping differences between the unwritten policies for each office e.g. some are flexible with when you leave or arrive and others are not (regardless of the actual amount of time worked).

Endless meetings and meeting to prepare for meetings. Mostly to prepare presentations to upper managment that mask the truth and show how busy others are.

Yearly performance reviews are unclear, formulative, dry and take up too much time. They do not provide effective feedback or direction when needed.

Some great long term "OpEx" initiatives in place that appear to be working to reduce costs and complexity, but as they are driven heavily by management they get bogged down and take much longer than they should (especially when implementing changes).

Racial and age diversity is reasonable for all except anyone in a management role. The "Old Boys Club" ensures that almost all managers are white, male, middle aged christians.

Very little training offered other than sanctioned "package" courses on the intranet. These are not however effective or informative. Some internal training courses are offered, but only to those that are hand picked by management (good luck getting on one...)

Your worth is valued purely by the time that you work and the boats that you do *not* rock. If you want to go anywhere, be prepared for very long hours and have a poor work/life balance.
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Great experience for first job working in construction
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Wollongong NSW7 September 2015
My position was a demanding Document Controller working on the Queensland GLNG project. I would have contact with various contractor regarding procedure, drawings, updates which I was responsible for ensuring all document out on the construction field were correct. My responsibility covered over and upto 25 locations across the site.
Pros
Great experience for working in the construction industry
Cons
Being away from grown children and grand chidren
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Good place to work
Warehouse Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Mackay, QLD8 April 2015
Hours were 7-4 or 8-5 depending whether you were on call or not. The majority of most days were picking and packing orders to go out to the mines but there was also rolling stocktakes to do. The guys I worked with were great always willing to lend a hand and management was good too if I needed time off to go to the doctors or pick up a child from school.
Pros
company ute
Cons
Got retrenched
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Being promoted from machine operator to production supervior over a number of years
Afternoon Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Minto, NSW10 March 2015
Organise employees. Toolbox meetings. Conduct Safety Observation. Forklift driving. Bring product across by overhead crane.
Learnt operational excellence & purchasing.
Management was hard but fair.
My co-workers were hard working.
Fast pace with KPI's to be achieved.
Knowing that I have achieved a good days work
Pros
Close to home
Cons
Long Hours
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good place to work
Store Person (Former Employee) –  muswellbgrook nsw , rutherford nsw5 February 2015
good place to work with helpful co-workers , variety of work , flexible management that can take a joke but still maintain job safety
Pros
good people to work with
Cons
casual position
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I grew within the company over a period of 6 years
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Brisbane, QLD3 March 2014
As warehouse manager i dealt with many facets within the mining industry, problem solving with internal and external customers.
I had a great team that worked closely for the best results possible whilst keeping focus on the end result, this included working within our tight KPIs, Production and workshop issues.
Pros
Great salary
Cons
Little customer focus from above management.
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safe working place
boiler maker (Current Employee) –  Perth, WA3 July 2013
very good P P E, tidy working ,
assembling and welding
job rangement
do not have enough tools
people friendly
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Good work fabricating new mining equipment with good co-workers
boilermaker welder (Former Employee) –  unanderra25 February 2013
There is an excellent range of jobs fabricating innovative mining equipment. This company provides clean working conditions and a constant opportunity to learn and perfect new skills. Management is efficient and there are good co-workers.
Pros
the work is close to home
Cons
down turn in work
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A good place to work
Storeperson/Trades assistant (Former Employee) –  Rutherford NSW 232012 February 2013
Productive and a good place to work
Learned how to use different tools and skills
management was ok
enjoyed working in a team enviroment good co-workers
Climbing stairs carrying heavy tools
Watching the shovel walk of the construction pad
Pros
learning new skills
Cons
being a casual
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Good place to work in the NDC with nice people
Senior Leading Hand / Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Moss Vale NSW15 November 2012
Most of the time work was very busy and I liked this. There was always something new to learn and management of the NDC was very good. I worked with a lot of nice guys. The hardest part was keeping up with all the new reports without any help. The most enjoyable part was working with the guys.
Pros
9 day fortnite
Cons
very long hours
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