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So far so good

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been three months working for them. Very inclusive and respectful space. Has a lot of systems and management plans, therefore, it takes a while to get someone up to speed. They really care for internal referrals. A typical day at work starts at 7 am and finish it 3:30 pm and would likely take longer. Work is flexible and although they don't pay overtime I get to balance those extra hours by leaving early on a Friday or something. Not much cross-division technical support, since they all operate as separate business entities and one is on their own to solve problems but there's understanding that no one is a know it all. All in all, there are hectic days at work but I see Downer as my new home now.

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Good salary, flexible hours, flexible working arrangements, inclusive culture
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Average place to work,I have been at at a lot better.quite a few bett

Downer management at the time I was there approximately 7 yebetter9ars was a boys club very insular and nepotism was rife. Purcasing preferences within this company were given to suppliers who were giving the most benefits to those providing the orders, thus providing a lucrative overall package to those in the club. Not a good place to work if you are trusting and basically honest.

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Fellow workers are frendly.

Cons

Management not consultative. Unrealistic targets.
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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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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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Long hours and over worked

Long hours on site expected to go above and beyond, always expected to give more than you recieve. Work groups are very tight knit and can at times be difficult to feel a part of the team.
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Good

Wasn't there for too long but the team was good to work with and new. They took a little to get used to but were introducing tech that was not trialled before going live.
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fun and educational

- far from home but a good work environment with a lot of learning opportunities and chances to travel under good management and a strong bind between other companies

Pros

good hours and travel oppurtnities

Cons

far from home
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No more conditions

Like any company now. When the unions lost good footing the companies took advantage of this and took away wages and conditions. Now when you speak up your gone no strength with the people anymore.
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Workplace is good and well ventilated

Company is very supportive to the workers. The management is looking after the workers. The communication between the workers and the management is well planned. It is so good to work this company because there is no decrimination they also avoid bullying, so the workers are working as one and has teamwork. Abuot the salary they give as upto date on weekly basis.

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Byo

Cons

12 hrs daily mon-fri
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About 3 years late to the party

While a lot of companies have already experimented with outsourcing to offshore contractors, realised it doesn't work, and brought the roles back into local offices - Downer is only just beginning this experiment and there is very little job security. The office in North Ryde is basically the same as any other North Ryde/Macquarie Park office, the pay is around average, sothere is not much incentive that separates it from the many many other corporate jobs in the area. Accept that it is particularly slow, offers very little in the way of growth (both salary wise and personal development), and offers zero perks. I would say it's good for someone looking for short time employment, but even then it's nothing special

Pros

Flexibility (though not all departments are flexible)

Cons

Unsecure; no development; slow moving; no perks/incentives
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basketball

: continues work for 6 day's with overtime : improvement of my knowledge to work with and to share my : knowledge to my co worker : always updated for what is going on and what was happening : good environment : is to be a part of it to finished the job safe

Pros

free ute as a transportation

Cons

long hours with overtime
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Toucher chamber

Nothing works its all fragmented lots of chiefs and parasites that thrive in broken environments beyond repair. There's good people but they dont last long.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Long hours, work overloading
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great place to work

Productive and great workplace with friendly staff, good hours, close to home and great benefits.started working as a peggy/cleaner and also filled in as a trades assistant and a store person, learnt a lot about tools on the job
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Had fun with the staff and friends I,ve work with

It was great to go back to work and meet friendly staffs and work mates and the feeling of just being back out in the pilbara working at day and night shift ,And accommodation was good ,the food was excellent ,it was good to back there working,

Pros

Good food

Cons

No cons, it was good to meet friendly people
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Was excellent

I had a great time in Downer. New management from the Tenix acquisition darkened the place. Many great people left. Tenix could come to grips with the Downer way. People respect dropped when their management took over.

Pros

Good people, good salary

Cons

Tenix management
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good bunch of people to work with

Get towork see what jobs needed to be done either in the workshop or out on site. gather what was needed, tooling, materials, vehicles and then head out to the job site. Worked many continuous days and long hours

Pros

good people, made good money

Cons

long hours
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Great company to work for

Long hours but worth it! - I learned to work well in a team environment - Management was fair - Diverse workplace culture which is a plus - Being away from home for long periods is the down side to this kind of work - Socializing and using the recreational facilities was on the up side to the job on the mine

Pros

Recreational facilities

Cons

being away from home for long periods
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Good place to work

Opportunities were good with Downer. They work on divirse contracts and projects accross Australia. Good employee benifits and market level salaries. Good Management Systems.
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Overall experince on Barrow Island

My overall experience on the Gorgon Project was very positive. The Roster was very family friendly, overall salary was very good, work conditions and accommodation excellent and the best thing is I worked with some great people. The only downfall on the Job was the lack of direction/guidance from some of our Supervision. Coming from a Professional Team background It did surprise me the way some things were done. But overall I really enjoyed my time at Barrow Island and Loved working for Downer - A very good employer.
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An enjoyable work force good hours. Good management and supervisors. Great holiday times and bonus time off just an enjoyable place.

Pros

good hours
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productive

learnt new things about oil and gas. good teamwork and good supervision. salary was good as well as the location. would work for them again.

Pros

location

Cons

permits
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