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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Working for Downer is good good money an good bosses an good work mates

I like what I do at downers driving trucks I go to work with a smile on my face every day. What’s that tell ya . Downers bosses are good also an there wages are wicked I rate them highly
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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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Excellent company to work for

Enjoyed working with Downer. Works starts at 06:45 am and ends around 05:00 pm. I worked in a JV where there was another company. Great management and mentoring and Downer really cares about the well being f its employee..
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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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Good accommodations and working staff

It is a good company to work with, the staff are very friendly. And I’m willing to work with Downer in the future project, expecting bigger project along the way. God bless us.
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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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So far so good

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.


Good salary, flexible hours, flexible working arrangements, inclusive culture
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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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Supportive Employer

All aspects of Injury Management. Relaxed working schedule, Flexible start Finish times to allow work life balance Safety first. Supportive Leaving Work Colleagues- always ready to assist.
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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 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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great company to work for

Great company to work for, have lot of time for the girls that make effort to get you on the shut downs and as many days as possible . good place to work for and work with the regular boys day in day out
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Good to work outside but too much away from home

Night work and away from home too much very little work close to home lacking management support good job for a single person, there safety culture is very good.
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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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Productive workplace with wonderful people

was lucky enough to be trained by a wonderful person who supported my progression each and everyday. took time to have a chat and coffee and made sure i was understanding the different aspects of my role. always friendly people, fast paced and always a great day there.
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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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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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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.


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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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