Downer Group
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Casual and productive

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It is a casual work with a tight schedule. It is suitable for students who are looking for fixed income while completing your degree. It does not promote career growth
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Used to be a place everyone wanted to work.

When I was there years ago it was fair and the interview process was non biased. Now it is very much a boys club, and experience counts for nothing. But if you have a relative, friend or someone elses family member who is part of the current management circle of friends looking for a job with no associated experience welcome to Downer.My advise would be unless you fall into the above category .Look somewhere else, don't waste your time! Because you will be wasting your time.
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Honestly the best company I've worked for

Couldn't say anything bad about downer. Everything was far better then most other places you could work for in a similar field.. would highly recommend to others and would go back in a heartbeat
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Fun company with lots of benefit

Ive been with downer for 6 years now its been great. Ive been able to move internally and learn different things from different departments and work on various projects
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It's an OK not too good or bad

Work is stressful, fast pace environment. You can be either a working slave or a boss. Not much training option, have to learn quick in stressful environment. Career progression is there but for certain people. You get liked and promoted and can retain long if you are in the club.


Can learn a lot if feel ok with stress. Corporate benefits


Stressful environment, favouritism, job insecurity
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Excellent work ethics and safety culture

Great company ethics and culture good management very approachable attitude toward staff great hours plenty of work all year round would recommend anyone to apply here


Long hours


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Awesome company

The best company I had ever worked and will in the future The work and personal life is great and work environment is very nice Manager is one of the best in the town
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Great culture, supportive management

I worked in the Derrimut FSC Gas Meter Reading contract. Very forward looking company, happy to invest in technology and equipment to improve working conditions. Flexible and encouraging management, safety focussed.


Great culture, fair pay


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Downer is a good company to work for

since I began to work for Downer learned a lot of skill, learned how use a variety of machines, that because happen after I got my tickets at Downer excavation,skide steer, roller, Chainsaw, etc, all this tickets enabled me to become multiskilled worker, as matter fact I am proud working for Downer
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Short term contract.

It was a short term contract from HP to backfill a full time employee . Excellent corporate culture , good salary and Work life balance. Willing to work there again.
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Interesting and challenging

Great people to work with and interesting projects however financial renumeration that is often promised is not often followed through. I do like the company though and valued my time here.
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Good company

Good Supervisors will find work for you or recommend you to other projects. Hard to get time off when required even if you have the hours up, but that's most construction companies
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Good salary when working away

job security dependent on winning contracts , a lot of work can be based in different states so if in construction you must be willing to move around.
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Downer where at a very good company to work for with a good lifestyle balance of family time and work time look after their workers especially in the

I really enjoyed my time at Downer the works lifestyle was a fast pace sometimes learning on the run a good balance with my family and my work I would recommend them to anyone they look after the people who look after the company when you work for them you represent them I would like to work for them again anywhere any time
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I working with Downer for 32 years

I enjoyed working with Downer for 32 years. I gained valuable experience in the time and made many life long friends. I was made redundant after 32 years due to the downturn in the industry. I will utilise the knowledge and experience I gained into my future job positions.
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enjoyable workplace with scope for advancement

I enjoyed my time with downer. Id recommend this company to any one looking for stable well paid work. There was a very good balance of work and family life.
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Long working days with great people.

Great company to work for with great people working aside you with a great safety culture. Fast paced work environment with opportunity to learn new things and advance your career if you wish to do so.
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The contract changes every few years now the job is being handled by a company called Lend Lease. The job itself was very much a lot of fast responses to vehicle crashes and traffic management.
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Very proffessional company

Downer are very well organised and management were the best I've encountered in my career. They have systems in place that are industry leading. The work was challenging and rewarding and however, being a FIFO contract the work/life balance was most challenging (4 weeks on and 1 week off)
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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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very easy going work conditions

very understanding at the start Indirect discrimination at the extreme level A lot of promises but no out come Lured into the trap of promotion and as per the company requirements I found out after 2 months there was never such thing team leader position and got pushed away from home which added up one extra hour of travel
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Based on 441 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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