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Not a good place
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Australia19 July 2018
No connection between management and the staff
No job security at all
not good working culture
As soon as mining industry hit they will start releasing people
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Very generic environment
Engineering and Project Management (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD19 May 2017
Great pay but an run by Engineers and thus not always very commercially business focused. Many silly decisions made and not always interested in efficiency with internal processes!
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Ausenco
Contracts Manager - Alpha Coal Project, QLD (Former Employee) –  Brisbane city16 January 2017
Great EPCM company specialising in the gold sector. We regarded internationally as a clear expert in turn-key gold plants. Internationally based company with head office in Brisbane south side.
Pros
positive working environment
Cons
short project contracts
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Solid Team
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Brisbane QLD10 August 2016
Ausenco engineer excellent results for their clients and are committed to producing the best work that they can. Employees at Ausenco are friendly and hard working.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Job security
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fast growing engineeringcompany
Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD5 July 2016
Very good managed engineering company with fast growing when the boom time, but with a big affect when mining industry getting down.
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Great environment with a diverese no. of projects/opportuniites
Asset Management Consultant (Current Employee) –  Perth, WA23 March 2015
The consulting role at Ausenco was a good one! One day you could be conducting workshops with trades people, and on another day you could be presenting results of your project to members of a senior management team of a client.


Great place to work overall!
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Productive and fun workplace
Principal Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Perth31 October 2014
Great environment and good challenge at a personal and professional level
Pros
Good salaries and projects
Cons
Jobs can end at any time
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productive workplace with Gym on site
Accounts Receivable and Revenue Officer (Former Employee) –  Westend Brisbane29 April 2014
Provided invoicing process by sending drafts and fixing errors

we work as a team to meet strict monthly deadlines
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Motivated & entusitastic workplace with good mentors
Senior Mechanical designer/drafter (Former Employee) –  Perth, WA22 February 2014
Every day we had normal to hectic workload which was balanced very well.
l learnt a lot about mining operations and process.
Management was outstanding.
It was a great team work like a family.
Pros
Lots of parties
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Challenging, but rewarding
Financial Controller (Former Employee) –  Brisbane Qld26 January 2014
Long Hours
Diverse role
Great staff
Team environment
Quality Culture
Pros
Autonomy, Focus on Quality
Cons
Long Hours
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Very interesting assignment to oversee costs and implementation of new infrastructure project development.
Senior project control engineer (Former Employee) –  Orange, Cadia Valley9 November 2013
Collect, collate, analyse and summarise the constructibility and cost data for the 24 hours and present the presentations in the daily management/supervisors/engineers/contractors and safet and contract administration staff.

Explain S-curves for civil, mechanical, electrical jobs completion presentations and progress issues.

Raise points to achieve target implementation goals. Manage information flow to the client management and the Austenco management at Brisbane.

Work closely with the two project managers at one time.

Liaise with the supervisors, planner/schedules, project engineer, contract administrator and safety officers to ensure satisfactory project implementation.

This project for Newcrest Gold Mines was completed in time and below budget.
Pros
Very productive and educative.
Cons
Nothing really. Enjoyed it.
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A productive office yet maintaining an enjoyable environment in which to work. Professional people with a good sense of humour
Mechanical Design Checker (Former Employee) –  Brisbane, QLD30 October 2013
Daily routine included some complex design resolutions involving some or all other disciplines. This allowed the appreciation of the other disciplines & their concerns. Design review meetings proved beneficial for all project team members. Management was over managed as thought by many team members. All co-workers were enjoyable to work with & many friendships resulted. The hardest part of the job was completing all designs while dealing with conferences, meetings, writing reports, responding to management emails, checking other disciplinary designs & general design resolutions. The most enjoyable part of the job was a general sense of fun around the design office.
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Strong potential, good fundamentals
Technical Support Manager/Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Brisbane, QLD28 October 2013
Ausenco has strong potential for growth as the company as good fundamentals in place.
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Great people
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Brisbane, QLD30 August 2013
Typical day
Emails. Grab a coffee/tea from the kitchen, have a few chats. Then get stuck in to excel or reports or team meetings. Lunch! Then back to excel, reports, research or discussing ideas. Go home.

What I learned
I learned how to do concept studies, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, detailed design, and commission.

Co-workers
My co-workers made it a great place to work. We had a very good team, lots of discussions.

Hardest part
Hardest part of the job is the quiet times. The extremes, either full on (much preferred!) or a bit quiet. The quiet times made the days long.

Most enjoyable part:
Working in multidisplinary teams was the highlight. Working with interesting people to achieve results. The occasional free lunch from Vendor meetings was quite enjoyable too.
Pros
the people, open discussions, location
Cons
quiet times
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Great Place to work, the role could be really challenging
Cost Administrator (Former Employee) –  South Brisbane12 August 2013
A typical day at work consisted of reviewing timecards and submitting for approval, or if rejected, chasing amended timecards. Entering invoices and submitted them for approval. Contacting the client or Subcontractor to discuss any invoicing discrepancies. I also had to assist with manipulating Excel spread sheets.
In my time with Ausenco, I learnt how to process the Client's monthly invoices, which was a week long process. I also learnt how to use the systems that they used.
The hardest part of the job was the monthly Client invoicing.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working closely with the team that I was with and being able to go to site to train everyone on a new system that was implemented.
Pros
Being able to start and finish work early. Learning new things every day
Cons
Month End was always stressful and required long hours
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Great people
Civil Designer / Draftee (Current Employee) –  perth , western australia21 May 2013
Very demanding job. Time is constantly monitored as we try to fast track project after project. Very demanding.
Pros
work
Cons
work
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Great place to gain a wide variety of experience
Senior Electrical Design Draftsman (Current Employee) –  Brisbane16 March 2013
typical day - busy
learned -
management - hard to say when you're not really involved
co workers - most are great people just trying to get a job done
hardest part of job - getting a good coffee & parking
best part of job - supportive environment
Pros
people, gym, oportunities, flexibility
Cons
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Average friendly Company to work for
Senior Process Draftsperson (Former Employee) –  Perth Western Australia15 January 2013
Ausenco was a very average company to work for, quite flexible
as long as you did your hours and expected you to work long hours
when required. They offered training when necessary.
Most people working there were friendly and helpful.
Perth office is ceasing to be a divison and will be managed by
Brisbane office - not sure how this is going to work effectively
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Avoid this company no ethics, morales or values
Manager (Former Employee) –  Australia12 October 2012
I worked at Ausenco for many years across various offices and client sites. The company has a hire and fire mentality and having seen this during the financial crisis staff are taken over contractors and are grossly underpaid and at times fired for no reason usually 1 or 2 weeks prior to them having the right to have a redundancy payout.

From a client perspective the clients having worked closely with them and on their site managing Ausenco Projects having been frustrated and neglected with management not backing up the Engineering team and not taking account of project deliverables.

The word on the street from Kazakhmys one of the biggest mining producers having awarded the numerous offices four major projects is that it has been a disaster. The work will be guaranteed to be taken away from them.

Satisfaction is almost zero with a firing mentality of management, no client focus especially when coming from the client side, prior to the EPCM and no consulting of lead engineers and project managers prior to releasing staff.

Moral, quality is non existent, and local staff are fired or not hired in place of those with VISA 457's on the grounds that they are less expensive being an "Ausenco Strategic Direction"

Most of the work is also farmed out to third world countries which lack expertise. Having been in these low cost engineering centres at Ausenco it is hire and fire where they are pulled off the street at whoever costs the least then let go once the project finishes. The Joburg office is thus shut after the execution of the project with personnel fired. Most of the proposals
  more... sent through may not be 100 percent correct and unethical subject to interpretation of the details to win a job,

Tools provided to designers also jeopardise production with the software not up standard resulting in designers having to use old software which is more time consuming and cumbersome. Management will not back up their employees are personnel especially in client sites, racism also at times are in play.

In general this company does not pay well to staff, is hire and fire, you will lead a team of foreign engineers and designers over locals even onsite in construction and there is no control of your own teams. The moral of the company is low and quality / talent has since left. When I started at this company it was small and had a good quality and group, however in my humble opinion is now a company that I no longer recognise.
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Pros
was once a very good company, good people, team, environment, culture
Cons
cut throat, unethical, does not treat clients well
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No values , steer well clear of this company
Project Controls (Former Employee) –  Brisbane, Australia3 October 2012
Company has a hire and fire mentality , people are just let go for no reason while still in probation when the "next best thing" comes past. Be careful when applying with this company , behind the front lies a rotten core.
Cons
you wont work here for long, no values, disorganised
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