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.
- 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
Great Training and high profile projects
Long hours and little opportunity for flexible work hours
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
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
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
- 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.
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
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
Labourer (Former Employee) - Epping VIC - 1 December 2019
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
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
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
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.
Poor leadership, disposible staff, little incentive for motivated people
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).
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.
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.
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.
Mostly good people to work with.
Lack of support from corperate, Some people within the organization feel that it is acceptable to demoralize others, (Field to corperate)