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Shift work roster was very difficult
Locomotive Driver II (Former Employee) –  Mackay QLD20 April 2018
Great pay, a real achievement to drive a train. The work culture is pessimistic and the management take no responsibility for it even though they ask how to improve
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Shift work
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Very unorganised place to work
Locomotive Driver (Current Employee) –  South Queensland17 March 2018
Far too many managers and supervisors who have no real experience of dealing with people or working in rail. Rostering of employees abysmal. No work life balance. Very high divorce rate
Pros
Mateship.
Cons
No work life balance, Rostering, Over managed.
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Absolute nightmare
Train crew (Former Employee) –  Fisherman island port of Brisbane10 March 2018
Aurizon management only care about one thing, how to lay you off ! Their fatigue management system is a joke and their rostering an abortion. If you want a divorce and hate your kids best company to work for. My advice steer clear.
Pros
When you quit
Cons
Everything
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There is so much to be learnt here. I wish I'd had the opportunity earlier.
Administration Support Officer (Former Employee) –  Rockhampton QLD21 February 2018
I learnt so much here, made some good friends amongst the employees, supervisors and managers. Most enjoyable part was learning the new systems and how and why they are used.
Pros
The pay was good and the people were lovely.
Cons
Being only on contract I was not elligible for holidays and sick leave.
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Progressive and challenging workplace
Business Development and Solutions Manager (Former Employee) –  Perth Central Business District WA23 November 2017
Very progressive company with many growth options in WA. However, some of the projects undertaken were not analysed deeply in conceptual stages, hence a lot of management effort and costs have been spared with little success.
Pros
Good work location in West Perth and excellent work environment.
Cons
Lacking strategy and internal politics
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I enjoyed every day going to work
Locomotive Operator (Former Employee) –  Kalgoorlie WA14 September 2017
Aurizon was very very good to me from day 1. I was recruited from South Africa and was very welcomed in the Company right from the start. Although the 457 visa was very strenuous on us as family, it was the only way I could come to Australia
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The job is great!
Train Driver (Former Employee) –  Townsville, mt isa, coppabella, gladstone.2 August 2017
Management need to review themselves more regularly. The company appears to be run by people who are 'out of touch' with the current economic climate.
Pros
Excellent renumeration.
Cons
Poor management.
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productive and fun workplace
Warehouse Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD4 June 2017
picking and packing orders to go out.
loading/unloading of trucks.
loading containers on to trucks driving a 54 ton forklift
great workplace culture
top safety standards .
great company to work for.
Pros
experience driving all types of forklifts
Cons
none really
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Good job security
Admin Officer (Former Employee) –  Mackay QLD16 May 2017
Good job security and opportunities for younger workers. Management was self serving and arrogant. good workplace culture and strong on workplace safety . not good on promotion opportunities for older workers.
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A good company to work for.
Senior Advisor Reliability Centred Maint Program (Former Employee) –  Perth WA8 May 2017
An enjoyable company with good expectations of experience, enjoyed the maintenance, fault finding and auditing. I learnt about new locomotives and was able to put all my skills to work achieving good results.
Pros
Good support
Cons
a lot of out of hours work
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Working towards World Class
Live Run Co-ordinator (Current Employee) –  Rockhampton QLD2 May 2017
Very busy workplace
Have learned to think quickly
Improved planning, communication and negotiation skills
Enthusiastic team environment
Hardest part - trying to make an almost impossible task work
Most enjoyable - talking to lovely driven customers and employees.
Pros
Keeps mind active
Cons
Shift work
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Overall has been an enjoyable journey
Logistics Co-Ordinator, Mackay (Current Employee) –  Mackay QLD20 March 2017
Hard to say can be in an office on the computer all day or at other trimes in the field all day.
Being a young/ old company still a lot to learn, since floating and becoming a private company there has been a lot of change and not at the best of times with the down turn in the resource sector so the team are still learning and adjusting. With the older work force you still get the how it was and the fear off change.
Hardest part off the job is probably also the best part off the job because it keeps you on your toes.
Pros
Work Car
Cons
Working away from home
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Company in transition
Vice President Marketing Coal (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD7 February 2017
Aurizon has the making of a great work force but needs to align its efforts and improve customer service and its operating reliability. It has been going through significant change since IPO in 2010, and has experienced excessive management turnover.
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Better than a kick in the teeth
Apprentice Electrician (Current Employee) –  Queensland24 January 2017
Good work. Good people. Not so good career options under many changes still.

Would continue working as long as possible but the company is very focused on diversity and not merit and loyalty.
Pros
Tools
Cons
company change
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Poor
National Customer Service/Capacity and Operations (Current Employee) –  Melbourne City Centre VIC12 January 2017
Badly managed company. No structure or support to staff. No communication or training to any new staff.
Requires all staff members to perform overtime with out providing pay assistance.

Demands that staff members comply with out complains or dialog.
Pros
no structure
Cons
resanable pay
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Cannot recommend
Driver (Current Employee) –  Callemondah QLD16 December 2016
A company that has no respect for staff, and no comprehension of staff having a home life. The salary is OK, but doesn't compensate for the lack of work/life balance and terrible rostering principles. Company culture is at an all time low as a result. Cannot recommend.
Pros
You get paid for coming to work
Cons
Terrible management structure, no work/life balance, terrible rostering
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Low production
Tradesman (Current Employee) –  Townsville QLD13 December 2016
Hours are too long for the amount of work completed. Safety is at least in the forefront of the company. Most enjoyable part of the job is when work experience happens as you are actually learning something about your trade.
Pros
RDO's
Cons
Long hours
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toxic work environment
Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Bowen QLD8 December 2016
I was taught many skills by Aurizon but not through training but buy teaching myself. Management has created a very toxic work environment which has created a very wary work force.
Pros
downtime
Cons
management
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The facade of the company does not reflect day to day life in the company
Traction Linesperson (Former Employee) –  Gladstone QLD21 October 2016
Overhead Line maintenance
Traction Power knowledge
There are mostly good people working at Aurizon, but there a select few that should leave the business before any more harm is done to the Company.
Workers in my depot team were conscientious.
Dealing with management with regard to getting safety issues investigated and resolved was impossible.
Pros
Leaving
Cons
Safety Culture
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Best company I've ever worked for
Operations Officer (Current Employee) –  Forrestfield WA24 July 2016
This company is one of the best out there for an employee.

Great Pay
Regular bonuses
Good Management
Lots of training and further oppurtunities
Pros
Good pay and great management
Cons
old workers are institutinalised and don't realise how good they have it.
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