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It was a good company to work for
Worked on Gas projects in the NW of WA
Supervisors and managerment were good , great bunch of fella s to work with , the site was well organised , safe and the pay was good
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Good company to work for
I began with John Holland at the beginning of the TSA Alliance with RailCorp. At the time we were learning as the Alliance grew. I enjoyed my time at the Alliance and believe also learned much under the Alliance Manager. My time at TSA was both rewarding and challenging and some of the most engaging of my career.
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Great opportunities
Ongoing support and encouragement to achieve innovative solutions to get the job done.
Would definitely return and work for a great team that is developed easily.
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Great Tier 1 Contractor
- Great Tier 1 Contractor
- Leading company for infrastructure and construction around Australia

- Great training and learning

- Good opportunity for people to move through the ranks within the company
Pros
Great Training and high profile projects
Cons
Long hours and little opportunity for flexible work hours
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Best experience
I was lucky enough to have written myself landed on the Sydney metro brand new train link undsrground from the city out west underground, having worked a sgortbtime in the tunnels was awesome and I hand pretty much the task of getting involved in wirh a bit of everuthing
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Good workplace with opportunities to learn a lot of skills
Good workplace with opportunities to learn a lot of skills
Management keep employees up to date with projects tendered, awarded , etc and other relevant matters

Great diversity of projects to be involved in and job stability, if one is willing to relocate
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Productive and collaborative enjoyable workplace
John Holland is a wonderful workplace with a strong workplace culture, it gives you the opportunity to gain skills, work in a variety of fields surrounding the country rail network and construction industries
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Recent organisational changes may have affected the team moral.
- Great company to work with as you will have opportunity to grow and enhance your capabilities with involvement on large and complex projects.

- I felt that my significant contributions on the Project Team ... may not have been appreciated and recognised.
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Hard working people with great outlook to the future.
Always busy.
Always do your job well & you may be rewarded.

Always keeping on top of duties & schedules.

Designed to Connect,Thrive & Focus.

End of Month.

A Friendly Environment.
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Plodding donkey of a company
It’s no surprise that they lose so much money on projects JHG need to divorce themselves from CPB, learn how to price projects and get decent design managers project directors are given too much autonomy that allows them to work on their egos they talk a lot about safety but it’s all talk and pathetic ineffective initiatives the GM for safety has never done anything other than preserve his own position
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Overall good money good people well trained work orientated great work ehic driven co operative organisation well educated in wo I’ve worked for ever
Very good care taken for yours & others safety, great training generous work hours good pay rates hard but fair workload giving job satisfaction with tasks & required work challenging and well managed and carried out with as much efficiency and safety at all times
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Good place to work with JH
lots of things to learn, not stressful
well supervised when you just start your engineer career

most of the experienced engineers are technical and logistic, know what will be happened and is happening

some of the internal roles are tedious, waste too much money and time

lack of project culture

few labors are disrespectful

too much paper works, delay project delivering
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Unmotivated staff, no leadership contact
Lots of disgruntled/unmotivated staff, high staff turnover, no performance management of employees, distant hands-off leadership, unhappy clients, not winning much work.
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Perth office
Perth not reflective of John Holland Nationally. Impacted badly by bad press on Perth Children's Hospital meaning Western Australia has become a Rail only business
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N/a
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Culture
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No hesitation of working. For John Holland
Working for John Holland was a great job for a big company I enjoyed working for them tho I was a contactor (labour hire direct skills) working on the rail was fantastic and learnt a great deal I have no hesitation of working for them if I have the opportunity again
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Hard nosed big business with distant management
Although they do some interesting jobs and sell themselves well, JHG’s core values are little more than a marketing tool. This is a very hard-nosed big business to which people are relocatable or disposable, individual careers are insignificant and the bottom line is key at all cost. There are some talented individuals within the company but unfortunately promotions are largely based on political alliances rather than talent and the result is poor leadership and high turnover of the more driven staff.
Pros
Big jobs
Cons
Poor leadership, disposible staff, little incentive for motivated people
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Good jobs, bad bosses
The business unit I worked in at John Holland was new so maybe not typical of the whole company. My boss (a departmental GM) made big career promises and came across well at my interview but when I started work it was a different story. The department was chaos and my boss was disparaging and narcissistic. Morale among the team was low, staff turnover high and there was unhealthy competition and backstabbing everywhere. I only lasted 6 months and was terminated on the last day of my probation (despite having worked very hard and completed some big tasks well out of my position).
Pros
Interesting work
Cons
Horrible bosses
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Dog-eat-dog culture and no security
Company is okay - generally same perks and conditions as other builders. However they claim to be all about work-life balance, people and family and this is not the case at all. Long hours, no job security, redundancies as soon as government work cools off. They also expect people to relocate between states with no notice or compensation. They charge HR policies constantly and say the new policies overrule the previous ones which were current at the time of employment. The instability and lack of security leads to a very competitive, dog-eat-dog culture.
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Great Company
Good fun company. Serious with safety. Good controls and good communication. Transparent reporting and good at communicating via management reports. Managers serious with their job yet very approachable.
Pros
Good Controls
Cons
contract work
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Great place to work
Great place to work
support from manager outstanding

fantastic family culture

support and training great

sometimes long hrs depending on Site and contract but good work life balance
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A mixed bag some good and some bad. Sometimes you have to watch your back.
Working for John Holland is a mixed bag, there are some very good upper management people and some not so good. They expect a lot of time to be spent working without getting that work life balance right. Some of the middle management could be more adaptable to change and not use the heavy hand tactics which I have witnessed. Overall 75% of the people are good to work with and take pride in what they do.
Pros
Mostly good people to work with.
Cons
Lack of support from corperate, Some people within the organization feel that it is acceptable to demoralize others, (Field to corperate)
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