John Holland
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Great company to work with but does have its shortcomings. John Holland run projects work great, JV projects are a mess to work upon with different teams


Good projects to work upon


Senior management expectations
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Great Opportunity for newcomers to the Construction Industry

John Holland is a wonderful place to start you career in construction. The internal culture uplifts new undergraduates and graduates offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about the company and the construction industry in general.


Fast-paced environment that has you constantly thinking on your feet.


Long hours, but always with good company.
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Toxic culture

Don’t recommend it to anyone who’s friendly and team worker, it’s a toxic environment and not supportive at all. You need to be professional because you not getting any help. And that’s why they pay well coz no one can handle this environment
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Very nice HO, with very good conditions to work, located in a great area.

Intense activity, nice workplace culture, a good place to learn new knowledge and to enlarge your network, especially during some lunches and dinners out.


Free drinks on Fridays at 4.00pm


Occasionally long hours; overall, very reasonable working hours.
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Productive and fun workplace

Productive and fun workplace to work for. It’s really rewarding to be able to see the project progressing. The salary package is very good, too. Overall, good work-life balance
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Poor management

Work shop run by cow boys lucky to leave with fingers and toe still attached , very clicky group not welcoming to new people, pay rate and work shop location was a possative


Pay rate


Hero’s in the work shop
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Great comradery, great place to work.

Work was always organized, challenging and rewarding. Never had a problem with working for JH. Great teamwork and great bunch of blokes. Spent quite a few years working for JH Rail and loved every minute of it.
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Great opportunity for autonomy

High safety compliance that sets up the company to operate in various contracts with clients of different levels and systems. There was a family feel to the projects and the socialising was valuable.
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hopeless management

the management are absolutelyvdisorganised, they are hopeless.the msnagement only look after themselves they don’t care about their people. as long as they have their papet works thats all that matters


more smoko


dometimes no lunch break
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Great environment and really helpful.During to Covid that was the only reason I wasReleased from my duties of work.Recommended to anyone who wants to enjoy a good work place
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Worst work culture ever

Worst work experience ever. Some EGMs are totally unqualified and will do nothing but preserve their position, bring along former mates equally unqualified and make redundant everyone that stand on their way.High turn over of staff and no interest in creating IP = no future for the company


None that I can think of really


Bullying, disrespect, no training, staff are disposable
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Great company to work for

I found John Holland a very good company to work for. Everyone was so professional in their roles. I would recommend friends if given the opportunity to make a career with John Holland.


Great workmates


Long hours
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Stressful company

Not good to work with. So stressfu in working with them. The management is just ther to tell you. Do this do that , the youre on your own. I also encountered brown nose people
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Ok to gain some experince

The management within the commercial team are not to be trusted. They are manipulative & feeble in managing the work. They absolutely have to control over the cost and zero understanding of D&C. Their only goal is to cut corners and save money on the job, being unfair to Subcontractors. Not to mention placing graduates and staff with no real qualification on the billion-dollar project just to save on $, (i,e family members without qualifications on the commercial team & site admin with experience on panel beating are put in charge of claims) and often promoted by the change of title to sweeten the deal at no extra pay.Some contracted HR are terrible and have no sense of managing staff. Most are there for their own benefit. it is a grat place to gain some experience but that is all its good for.


pay, system


weak management, untrained and unqualifed staff, no work life balance
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Stressful management

Managers rely on their subordinates, subordinates rely on labours, a lousy company. Managers are inept, they are just after their salary too much tslk but no sction


no pros


low pay, inept managers
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Do not work for John Holland... EVER!!!!

John Holland has no interest in anything or anyone other than its own survival. The senior managers and specifically Alliance/Project Managers quite openly state that there is no such thing as fatigue and will work project employees to excess. Don’t complain or you’ll be removed You can and will be dismissed without notice and they will lie about their reasons for dismissal. DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY


Absolutely none


Excess unpaid hours. They treat you badly.
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I'm an easy going person and love almost, all the sports.

My day to day work at John Holland includes but not limited to the following; Procuring construction materials, developing scope of work, Subcontract management, assisting Project Engineers/ Project Management and Supervisors onsite and developing ITP.
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Productive internship

I participated in a virtual internship with John Holland. It was a great experience. Learnt key concepts of managing the activities on the field, working out concrete quantities, managing the subcontractor's tenders.
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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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Good Company

The company is a good company to work for. The people who are working in this organization are very friendly and supportive. They give a good work/life balance.
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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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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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