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Great Company
Manager, Performance & Financial Controls (Former Employee) –  Parramatta NSW18 August 2019
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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an ok company to work for when they have work
traffic drafter (Current Employee) –  Sydney Central Business District NSW27 June 2019
Good company while they are prosperous. There is a good work life balance and a friendly place to work within a team.
Management reasonable and understanding.
Enjoyable part of the job is seeing a project through and seeing your design come to fruition.
Sadly, permanent or contract, there is no loyalty in business. The HR redeployment team do not offer a great deal of support when finding another position in the company. A common theme here is redundancy.
Pros
good work life balance
Cons
poor job security
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not a good company to work with
Contract Administrator (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC19 February 2019
A typical day at work
- they pay well but very long working hours. very high stress environment
What I learned
- they don't accept your ideas so you got to learn to listen and follow what they want you to do.
Management-
management not approachable and they don't listen
Workplace culture- they have good policy for workplace culture, but in my experience nothing implemented. staff turnover is high
The hardest part of the job- lack of trust from the management. No empowerment.
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Aweful manager southern region
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Spotswood VIC11 January 2019
Unproffessional team and the leader one of the worst team I never worked in my life

Crews are technically qualified
Management do not understand the future focused approach
Lots of Internal politics
Leader makes decision with voice of team rather than understanding the issue and take professional approach to resolve
Pros
Coffee machine and Surface Pro
Cons
Reactive approach unproffessional dont understand business plan and process
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A good company to work with
Construction Worker - Level 3 & Painter (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC10 October 2018
A very high risky job installing and painting the barrier fence on the side of the bridge. Health and safety is paramount which the management strictly adhered.The hardest part of the job is when we are working and suspended 180 meters above the ground most of the time.
Pros
High risk job but good money
Cons
working in heights all the time
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Not a good place to work
Jetty Marine Manager (Former Employee) –  Port Hedland WA8 October 2018
I can not make a comment
The days never started in a happy way
I leaned how not to be negative about things
Management never involved only complained
no good culture on project
Keeping a positive outlook on the project
going to the project
When i resigned
Pros
Not much
Cons
Unhappy work life
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ok
Rail worker (Former Employee) –  Sydney Western Suburbs NSW15 September 2018
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I have been working at Best Companies full-time (More than a year)

Pros

People that work here are genuinely helpful and friendly
Management are really supportive
People are promoted internally
Really suits people who like a fast pace/ entrepreneurial
Free Lunches that are healthy and high quality,
Fair wages and flexi time available
Promote charity fund raising and volunteering in the local community
The Awards evening is amazing
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Terrific in a booming economy
Project Controls Manager (Former Employee) –  Perth WA2 May 2017
Terrific learning environment dealing with complex projects with a wide array of stakeholders such as clients and subcontractors. Very detailed and changing reporting requirements caused by change in ownership and management structures. Well developed procedures within aging systems presented rework and consistency challenges. The reduction in work in hand in the later period was significant in W.A. which effected the culture.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
Sudden decline in work in hand
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Average Company
Lead SMP Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Victoria11 April 2017
Management had something to be desired, they were very hard to get on with sometimes did not know what they were doing,they always were looking for personell problem areas
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As a summary fo them they are the people tou will like to work with.
Boilermaker/Welder (Former Employee) –  Australia10 February 2017
They are a very good company. Very safe in executing their work. Give good salary. Their management are organized Have avery goo workplace culture. They are very friendly.
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Great team of people, very safe and clean site
Electrical Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Gladstone QLD29 January 2017
Day started with all management team having the days prestart an hour before the workers were given theirs in order to deliver the same message across all disciplines, then out to site to oversee the days tasks, coordinate labour, plant and materials for the men, attend daily briefings, to deliver days activities and milestones to management team.
Learned some good practises from the daily briefings to carry over to future projects.
Senior management were very professional and had time to listen to issues raised by supervision teams and act in a timely manner to address the issues.
Very good culture driven by management that flowed down to the workforce.
Hardest part of the job was being away from home for 21 days at a time
Most enjoyable part was helping deliver a quality project that was extremely difficult in terms of scale and being a one off, where many awards were given for ingenuity, safety and performance
Pros
good salary
Cons
very long hours
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4.0
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Excellent projects
Rail Systems & Interface Engineer (Current Employee) –  Epping NSW20 October 2016
The most enjoyable part of my current job is the project scope, the team members I work with and the project manager.
The negative points are that the project and company senior management are that the client recognizes and appreciates my efforts and contribution more than the senior management of my project and company.
Pros
Good projects
Cons
Lack of recognition from senior management
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5.0
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High pressure but fun cohesive environment
Senior National Employee Relations Advisor (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW20 October 2016
The move from a regional to centralised ER structure was challenging and required management of many stakeholders, often with competing priorities.

However the change in structure was made easier with a very high performing ER team that was supported by senior leaders in the business.

With time, the previous regional HR teams saw the value in the centralised ER model and embraced the support, expertise and service that was offered.
Pros
Excellent work/life balance, strong team culture
Cons
Broad client base that often worked unsociable hours
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3.0
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Very professional work place
Civil Estimator (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD5 September 2016
Big effective teamwork

I learned a lot of project estimation skills

A workplace where you can achieve Diversity of skills

Enjoyable team
Multi culture workplace
Pros
A workplace where you can achieve Diversity of skills
Cons
Management politics
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4.0
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Great experience with learning and development
Civil Estimator (Former Employee) –  Western Australia30 May 2016
John Holland was a great experience with my direct Senior Estimator acting as a fantastic mentor. He was very knowledgeable and had a great work ethic. Management was a bit out of touch with the requirements of the staff though were very approachable. Work life balance was not really balanced with tight time frames and short staffed.

Growth as a Estimator was very valuable to elevate my career.
Pros
Mentorship
Cons
Long Hours with not much release
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Can be a challenging place to work. If you like to work than you will fit in.
Contracts Administrator (Former Employee) –  Barrow Island WA17 May 2016
Thanks to John Holland Construction, I learned a lot and progressed because I had a very good manager who could see the overall scope of work. He had the knowledge and skills and relayed through his work to me. A very dedicated hard manager.
However, management above him did not have the same work experiences or the knowledge to drive the project. Due to their incompetence, the company was over budget every month. Management seems to provide their fictional monthly figures to CEO rather than the true budget. Top management need to be scrutinise. They should provide CEO worst case scenario budget rather than fantasy best case scenario budgets. Top management seems to be working for self interest rather than Company's interests.
Pros
Get to travel to remote places and see the outback., Meet all types of people
Cons
FIFO - Away from family long period of times., Top management need to be accountable for their actions. A lot of blaming game., A lot of hand balling work.
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Good workplace
BI & Operational Systems Manager (Current Employee) –  Brisbane QLD14 February 2016
John Holland is a good place to work, with a professional approach to project management.

The skills and work opportunity is above average, with a conducive working environment.
Pros
Good work life balance
Cons
Not people focuesd
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5.0
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Productive and good work place and work crew
Crane Diver/Rigger at Wicet coal terminal (Former Employee) –  Gladstone QLD1 February 2016
A typical day at work is pre-start, told safety alerts, work task and work groups. Go look at task see what hazard and equipment need for task. Do JSA and Take 5 to identify hazards to pot controls in place before starting work. Get all tools and equipment and permits if needed for start task. Do the task when finished pot all tools and equipment away and rubbish in correct bins. What i learned that go planing and communication helps with good productivity. Could talk to management if you had any ideas. Co-workers would all help each other to get the task done. The hardest part was the sandflies. The most enjoyable part the job see what we built and making new friends.
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They look after their workers.
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Darwin NT IMPEX and Barrow Island Gorgon26 January 2016
Job was quite chaotic due to being so big with so much SIMOPS. I quickly learned that it is important to have conversations with other work crews in advance to prevent surprises in your work area. Good bunch of guys to work with. Management was pretty good. Hardest part of the job was keeping on top of paperwork and managing SIMOPS within company policy and procedures. I was a Health and Safety rep and it gave me a chance to speak directly to management to resolve issues that arose and also convey back to workforce.
Pros
Great money and stable work
Cons
if you upset someone you would be on the first flight out
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terrific company with a zero harm outlook
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Ballarat, VIC11 January 2016
each day was planned well
the tolerances of different materials and moisture
management was always available
easy to get along with
1 or 2 bad apples
the friendships made
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