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A good, interesting insight into Qld rail operation & construction.

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The job gave me a great introduction to QLD railways & the coal industry in CQ. Also I was able to work in FNQ & 12 months relocation with my family to WA.

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Variety

Cons

Bureaucracy
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Toxic Culture

They have poor culture of not wanting to cross training people and other are expected to carry people that don’t want to learn certain skill sets. They would rather employ new staff for roles than advancing already existing employees. There is a culture of management cover for each other and not properly investigating issues brought to them.
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Stressed and poor equipment to work with with lack of Safety Concerns

They have poor culture of not wanting to cross training people and other are expected to carry people that don’t want to learn certain skill sets. They would also rather employ new staff for roles in office rather than advancing already existing employees. One is expected to run equipment that is not up to scratch and riddled with problems. There is a culture of management cover for each other and not properly investigating issues brought to them as I personally experienced.
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Great place to work

Overall a great place to work. I only left due to personal reasons regarding a family member, of which relocation was the only option at time, and a transfer wasn't possible. If i had the chance to reconnect with the company i wouldn't hesitate.

Pros

Great working environment

Cons

transfers
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Sexist and racist company

Disgracefull company to work for. There is zero recognition those with a good work ethic and loyalty. What gets you ahead is being female , aboriginal , gay or if you are lucky enough all three. That honestly is all the company care about , employing and looking after the three groups mentioned above . It reflects in their operations. It is evident everyday with

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decent pay

Cons

racist, sexist management
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Busy workplace with great people working there

Everyone is always quite helpful. Always focused on the task at hand. New euipment to be installed on the existing locomotive fleet. Management flexible with out of work requirements.

Pros

4/3 Roster

Cons

Employed as a Casual but would much prefer Permanent Status
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Productive and fun place to work

Aurizon was a wonderful company to work for and I'd happily work there again the workplace culture Aurizon provides is phenomenal, management is wonderful a typical day at work consisted of working on wagons in the workshop carrying out services repairs and air tests etc, out in the yard was re and otr's changing wheels brake blocks and air tests. The hardest part of the job would have to be doing an otr in the rain and the most enjoyable part would be going to work everyday seeing your workmates you have made that you class as family and everybody works as a team.
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Great Place to work

I enjoyed working with the many professionals at Aurizon. Aurizon has a diverse work force and the network of knowledgeable persons allows for innovation and integration.
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Aurizon has some great people

Aurizon was ok place to work, lots of new technology to support. Aurizon has many sites around Australian that require support. Aurizon internal IT team is very small and use outsource partners.
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Productive workplace

Workplace culture in remote locations is sound, with all employees working to the best of their abilities. Productivity is sometimes inhibited by an overly bureaucratic head office.
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Good opportunity

It was good while it lasted. Different management means inconsistent work ethics, great team apart from inconsiderate individuals but overall ok to put up with.
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Experience counts for nothing

Over 35 years experience 22 as a Driver, 10 of those as a driver trainer. Dimissed. Thrown out like a used tissue. It is cheaper to get rid of someone with a mild disability than actual fix hazards. Shows they are all talk and no action on safety and diversity!
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Boys club with hope of getting more women on board. Their only aim

Aurizon as a company was relying on their previous contracts as QR. As these contracts are now over and the executives have milked the coffers for all they can, they are struggling to understand the market and how to achieve success. Restructure after restructure keeps removing staff but not executives. If you gain access to the boys club, you will smoke your cigars and play trains in the CEO's office. If you are from a diverse group, you will generally be looked after. Anyone else is bullied and harassed mostly because executives have no idea what they are doing and have huge egos due their their position in the company accompanied by a lack of skills and qualifications. All in all this is a terrible company to work for if you are looking for job satisfaction. They are removing all "perks" and pay equal or less than competitors. All they are interested in is saving money so they can report profits to shareholders, increasing executive pay packets, and telling the media they employ women and people from the gay community. They are all show and no substance.
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Redundant had.no choice

Was a great job But New management never got to know employee one on one.. My sitiation & experiencing the culture changes was done to quick & staff found it difficult for change
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Toxic management, the restructure kings.

If you want to work for a company that promotes based on gender, loves to restructure every 5 minutes, provide rosters with no work/life balance, happy to lose experienced staff, promotes a safety culture as long as it doesn't cost anything and constantly expects more and more productivity without providing a way to reward you for your efforts, then this is the place for you.
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I like working here and have had nothing but good reports for my work. But no offer to go full-time or future contracts in sight

You would be expected to work hard, get little to no incentive to maintain high level work load. Plenty work travel potential depending on your role. No real incentive to travel for work though. Pay is pretty good, no sight of future employment. Shown my abilities over and over. It feels very corporate.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Limited employment future
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Aurizon help me career

Before I join Aurizon , I couldn't even spell "manager" ... now I is one!. Payday was good. I really like the trains too. The teknology was fascinating too.

Pros

You get to see trains.

Cons

Trains
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A company that is constantly restructuring

Making employees redundant then asking the ones left to take a pay cut and take on more work is disgusting. On positive note the new building is great in the technology is up to date.
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Employees increasingly feel like they are walking on egg shells

Spend a great deal of time guiding current managers to remain within regulators requirements Bulk freight management, interpersonal skills, safety focus Unwillingness for cooperation between departments to allow advancement Extremely slow to embrace Diversity and safety directives Honesty and integrity over future advancement Helping people, delivering training

Pros

Flexibility

Cons

Advancement through hard work
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A good place to work

The workshops in Rockhampton provided a place for employment for many. Various trades and persons worked there for many years. It is sad that it has closed due to the continual restructure of Aurizon. Many people were left redundant because of it.
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Productive working environment

Excellent work place, good management, work / life balance. working at Aurizon has helped me shaped my work / life ethics. the work place culture is absolutely fantastic.
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