I enjoyed my time at McConnell Dowell and was totally shattered when I was made redundant. I worked alongside many different personalities and got on very well with each and everyone of them. I keep an eye on their website in the hope that a similar position becomes available.
PA to General Manager Western Australia (Former Employee) – Mount Pleasant WA – 23 August 2017
I spent 5 years with this company before being made redundant. Although there was many areas that could have been improved as with most larger companies, overall it was a great place to work and the team culture was fantastic.
Bevel Machine Operator / Leading Hand (Former Employee) – Chinchilla QLD – 20 June 2017
I was a Leading Hand beveler. I enjoyed the people I worked with and the challengers of providing quality work in a demanding role . The project was a massive undertaking. I had a good relationship with both management and my workmates. Respect is earnt and not demanded ! I enjoyed the commitment and teamwork from my workmates in sometimes very trying conditions.
It is a well structured and easy going workplace with many daily challenges and tasks. I find myself meeting and working with a variety of different people from day to day in the workplace, as well as on remote project sites across Australia. Everyone is easy to get along with and work hard whether its on their own or in a team.
Maintenance (Current Employee) – Vic – 6 September 2016
I have worked for McConnell Dowell's Melbourne Rail business for a couple of years now and at first I was looking forward to a promising future. Then I realised that the Manager treated his employees very poorly. Employees were required to do long hours with little notice of shift changes, many promises were made and then denied, time sheets were altered to reduce hours and allowances and safety was a paper only exercise to make it look good for clients and regulators. Hope the rest of the business does not run like this.
Marine Project Plant Supervisor (Former Employee) – Port Hedland – 20 June 2016
Starting the day with the work crew to achieve daily tasks that change at the work front. Which posses a challenge for my team to be able to deliver all maintenance requirements for all work crews in thoughts areas of work.
This helps our team to be able to show other work crews that we can work in with the needs of others and provide resources and the right equipment to carry out the works even when things change on the work front.
Having a work team that is very positive to carry out safety and environmental tasks, while achieving a high standard of work skills to carry out the tasks at hand.
Was a great opportunity to work with good people and achieve project goals on time and on budget
Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Cooper Basin – 2 May 2016
start the day with a group prestart including safety work program and target. You can always learn something new each day where every you work. with out good management the work force is not on the same page of the project. a good work crew is apparent for productivity. having the wrong personal suitable for the job can decrease productivity and decrease safety . Looking back at the days achievements can be quiet rewarding.