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fantastic, would recommend them to my friends and family

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What is the best part of working at the company?location, location, staff, management, What is the most stressful part about working at the company?timeframes set down from management and holiday session time tablesWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?fantastic, would work for them any timeWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?sunrise over the Whitsunday islands
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Great lifestyle, great opportunities

Great way to grow and move up ladder. Learning and development training available promotions are easy to come by due to such high turnover of staff (which is normal for remote living).
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A very relaxed workplace but gets boring easily

It’s a nice place to work but it’s really repetitive and boring there not much to do outside of work management is pretty good nothing really to complain about there
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Stressful work environment

Not enough hours in the day to get the job done. High staff turnover meaning constantly setting up new starters and then terminating them a few months later. Management recognise long hours and don’t do anything about it.


Nice team


Long hours
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Good place to save money and maybe growth

Been working here for the past 7 years. Only few Seniors staff will help you grow and willing to teach you but depend where is your department. Save a lot of money


Few years back is good


The boss only think about money
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Beautiful and comfortable.

Hamilton Island made me feel like I could do anything. I had quite a few different jobs there. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a beautiful lifestyle.


Gorgeous weather


Hard work
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A great place to work and play

Hamilton Island is a great place one being its location.Good climate if you love the tropical weather. Great place to take your boat or jetski around the many islands. Working for the waste & recycling department was good pay ,a physical job but kept me fit and healthy .The only down side is living and work in your workplace can get a bit much.There are strict rules of what you can and can't do on the island outside of work hours as it is a resort.


Great location, good weather, great pay.


Living in your workplace
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Productivity vs relaxed

Relaxed atmosphere generally, however fast paced at times depending on the emergency of the job.8 hrs of work a day, had time to go spear fishing after work, or catching squid.Plenty of ways to spend your money very quick. IGA store has prices elevated above normal retail, obviously for the paying customers.Smoko truck comes around to each department through the day, reasonably priced food and tastes good too. Discounted activities for island workers.The culture is a sad part, there are people there that shouldn't be in the position, coveting power and even abusing it, man did I want to Knock out a couple of idiots. Besides that it's not a too bad, find a good trustworthy crew of people that helps. There are some really amazing individuals there and from all over Australia and the world


Get to go diving after work


Very strict and cameras everywhere
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One of the best places I have ever worked

I worked in I.T on the island and covid redundancy was the only reason I had to leave. I would go back if they asked. Fantastic team and very freidnly staff


healthy lifestyle, beach, ocean


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overall fun work life balance. meet a lot of great team members and friends

a typical day at work was fun and enjoying you get to meet a lot of great customers and friends along the way. the work culture there is fabulous your teammates are friendly the bosses are friendly and understanding.
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Think about going to work at 4am knocking off at 12, going to the gym then hanging out at the beach with all your new friends.. went for 6m stayed 14!!


Multi hire (getting to work in all different departs), I had an amazing boss that would go above and beyond for all his staff


Pay can be less but I was fine with it, just check when in the interview if it’s right for you!!
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Grato ambiente de trabajo

Buena empresa para trabajar, brindando una relación de tiempo libre y trabajo razonable.
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fun place

I enjoyed my two years working for Hamilton island Enterprises, it was an enjoyable environment to be around. I would to have the opportunity to work for them in the future.
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great group of like minded people

my 10 months spent on hamilton island were some of the most memorable of my life. From beginning to end the whole process of empoyment there was of complete ease. Being able to work with a diversified team made every day exciting. the work life balance was decent. I'm certain in years to come i will be asking very nicely for my old job back !
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Productieve en motiverende werkcultuur

Zeer multicultureel bedrijf met een uitgebreide doorgroeimogelijkheid. Daarnaast ook een zeer goede compensatie


Extra legale voordelen


Hierarchische management structuur zorgt voor onpersoonlijking
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Don't apply here

You will be underpaid, bullied and dismissed when things get quiet. It's ran by a bunch of miserable slave drivers that will get what's coming to them one day. Don't ruin your career here.
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Great place to call home

Wonderful work environment, people, and atmosphere. Benefits to from the company outstanding. Positive reinforcement from management. Adequate pay and employee support.
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great lifestyle with a sea change attitude

days are hot & humid,I learnt how to work with non english speaking people, management is great, when you come to work & do your work, they are always there to help you.Everyone works tireless despite the humidity, the hardest part would be the language barrier, the best part was working & meeting so many different people from all walks of life.


working on an Island surrounded by yachts & people


the constant hot, humid days.
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 島内にあるレストランのひとつで働いていました。従業員同士がとても仲が良くアットホームな環境で働くことが出来ました。また、ローカルの人と同じ待遇で働くことができるので、就労意欲も上がります。  グレートバリアリーフの広がるリゾート地なので、休日はシュノーケリングやダイビングも楽しめる最高な職場です。




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great after work but terrible during work.

was working on the island as a "services plumber" for over a year. work was ok, very very very poorly organised by manager. Manager was not even qualified for position as has no background in plumbing only gas? As the saying goes "fake it till you make it". management don't care unless it directly affects/benefits them. Couldn't sum it up better my self than someone wrote on the staff bathroom wall - "Hamilton Island - Where second rate tradesmen become managers" Most of the trades people have no clue in regards to work. Island offer "free" training/upskilling only to hold it against you in a 12 month contract. ANY PLUMBERS OR GASFITTER WITH HALF AN IDEA DO NOT GO THERE.


home within 5 minutes from finishing work


poorly managed
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Official response from Hamilton Island Enterprises

12 June 2018
Hi,Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear about your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the short commute to work though! We do invest in training and up-skilling our employees which means that we like to keep them with our company to an agreed amount of time. We have taken your feedback on board and have passed it on to the relevant managers. All the best for your next adventure!

lots of further opportunity

great place to try out lots of different jobs within Hamilton island, I got to take ona few different roles some being setting up for events. a busy and thriving business. great for young people to experience island life. rooms where cleaned to a 5 star standard. learning privacy and integrity is a must




no privacy when your not working
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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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