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worked with them before i would definitely work for them anytime

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worked with them before i would definitely work for them anytime, Everyday i learnt something different, they direct you in the courses that you are willing to do & met great people on sites which are now friends even the bosses & supervisors i still keep in touch with them


great crew & safety comes first


it depends what site
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Productive and enjoyable place to work as camps provide lots of recreation and gyms.

A typical day at work for me is experiencing new tasks and daily challenges.Working with qualified Tradesmen constantly teaches me new skills using power tools and refreshes my health and safety knowledge and the priority of my Duty of care daily when on site.Managements main priority is keeping employees safe with zero incidents and injuries and returning us all safely home to our families. Downer encourages a multicultural work environment.Adjusting to different shifts, especially night shift is the hardest for me. The most exciting part of the job for me is being able to work on a variety of mine sites and adapting to the surroundings.


Camp facilities


I am a Shutdown worker
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Great company

Awesome company to work for Good people great culture, Management was helpful and welcoming All equipment available and in good condition stores was fully equipped with tools that was needed for the job.


Great culture


Non i can think of
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Great place to work

Pre start, how the job is going, any questions or inquires and then given your job for the day. Was given the opportunity to try new things and to make sure that we all went home at the end of shift to our families. Everyone was great to be around and more than happy to give you advice and let you learn new things.


Free bbqs


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Good and fair

Downer is a great place to work everyone is willing to help.after my first week i was part of a well functioning crew so happy for the opportunity Downer gave me.
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good team efforts

following orders working away good management Working as a team to get the job done working as a T/A having responsibility given and opportunities to learn




job finished
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Working For Downer

For the past 5 years i have worked for downer as an electrical trades assistant. My time there I have learnt a lot about the construction & mining industry.
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The hardest put of the job

The hardest part of the job was working out in the rain and wind and long grass as we did not have a workshop and most of the welders were broken down it always took awhile to get the equipment that you needed for the job apart from that i had the pleasure of working with great guys and was happy to be shown some jobs i have never done and was taught a great deal.
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Fun and great team to be a part of.

Learning all aspects of theElectrical Trade. Installing Lighting towers. Pulling cable and trench works. Operating and learning to use different types of mobile equipment.
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productive work place with great staff

I enjoyed my two times at Tenix, although both on contracts, as I found all the staff and management very helpful. I would have no hesitation if required, to rejoin this company.


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Big Company lots of jobs going on

Lots of work setting up work areas for different trades. Working out what they need and having ready before they ask they like that forward thing. Supervision always there for support and ready to listen and give there advice working on big contracts, not all things go to plan, working with a good bunch of mates just makes the day go quicker


fifo everything is their


no cons just enjoy construction work
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Great team atmosphere

A great company to work for locally and great staff to make your days at work enjoyable great pay and variety of works would work for again


Variety of work


None really
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Good work environment and easy access to knowledgeable people

It was good to work with knowledgeable people that could point you in the right direction and achieve goals for the week. I found that the most enjoyable part of the job was learning new trades and working around different machinery, my co-workers were always ready to lend a hand or ear.


Good communication between bosses and crews


Long hours
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woking at edi

A typical day at work would begin at 6am and end at 2.30pm. I think the most important thing that I learnt was that I could take on new challenges and succeed at them. I enjoyed being part of a team and got along really well with all my co-workers. I am able to follow instructions from management when asked. There was really no hard part to it I enjoyed my time there learning new things and being part of a team. I was flexible with my hours and worked overtime when required.
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Could be a lot better

Job changes with each job site & site Managers. Rail procedures Still in Training, Good to work with. Changes to all rules & Mind reading. Varied work sites seeing different parts of the state.
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Construction of projects for V arious clients in the resource sctor
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Productive and very friendly.

If i have to get a call from Downer Edi i will drop what i am doing and work for them where ever.


good pay rates.


long hours but good rewards at the end of your pay week.
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Based on 457 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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