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Good culture, supportive teams, opportunities for career progression but they pay a very low salary and the business systems and processes in place make it hard to work effectively
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The place is terrible to work. Missing Pay and they give their friends shift and if you complain you get no shifts.

The place is terrible to work gor. Missing Pay and they give their friends shifts while you get nothing. I have been told they are looking for more shifts for me while others are being placed in places to get more work.
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Bad terrible and not recommend

What is the best part of working at the company?They provide no training and expect you to produce 200%What is the most stressful part about working at the company?work environment terrible and would not recommend What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Terrible worst have experienced What is a typical day like for you at the company?Listen to people goof off that are through their probation and try to do your job ....good luck
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Do your job and they’ll look after you

Good stepping stone to become a permanent. Looked after me when I went through a traumatic loss and were happy to put me straight back on after a year off
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Do not apply for a job here

The worst recruitment agency I've ever in counted nasty rude to the workers promise work you never get it I have 16+years in warehousing done all round warehousing I'm a LF driver and yet apparently that's not enough don't bother going through this agency
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Fun workplace alot of staff socializing

Great place to work no complaints at all as most of the management are great. Fun colleagues, good pay and clear work requirements. Highly recommended.


Free lunches occasionally and good pay
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Good environment to work in. I learnt something new each day.

I no longer work for programmed, but my time with them was very rewarding. I'd like to work for them again in the near future. I was in a bit of a rut finding work, so I called into the Gladstone office, they hired me as a trades assistant for shutdown work, cement Australia was the first job, it took 1month to finish that job, then out to the power station in Biloela for 3weeks, then Orica in Gladstone for 3weeks, I enjoyed all of it, especially pay days, that made the long hours worth it.


Getting paid good coin for my work.


12 hour nightshift took a few days to get used to, but after that it was full steam ahead.
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Great First Agency

Very professional, with the app it’s easy to assign your availability as a casual and a well designed UI to navigate your roster and payslips. They’re also very understanding and not pushy at all with picking up extra shifts and cancellations.


Great App


Shift Cancellations on late notice sometimes
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Worst job agency

There was no formal interview started job a few day after I applied for the position… got my roster for the week (5days) only to have some cancelled… then my shift got canceled just under 4 hr before I was meant to start. No communication with any of the staff… not happy
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Terrible. It was a terrible experience.

The processes and systems are well past their used by date and make it very difficult to do a good job.Narcissistic and toxic upper management who do not understand, nor seek to understand, the real issues.


There was fruit in the office


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Great team

Great team of people to work along side. Great career progression opportunities, managers that actually care about their team. Freedom to grow into a meaningful career
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Lost amongst other trades

Some good Project Officers heart and Soul in the job. HR was very limited with staff. Didn't think Programmed invested in my development. Limited contact with other teams


Big with Workplace Health and Safety


Good hours. Limited overtime
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Doesnt pay for shifts

I had a contract as a packer for a warehouse i showed up to the work site but the other casual didnt show up so they had me doing other work for 3 hours and never paid me for that shiftDONT WORK HERE UNLESS YOU WANT YOUR TIME AND MONEY WASTED




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Great workplace

Done my apprenticeship with them were great to me exciting fun great environment and awesome bunch of blokes to work with management were always there when needed and thoughtful of the Tradies..


Great pay rate travel to work getting to see the country for free


None a as a single man, but a little hard on the married men and one's who are fathers as a lot of out of town work
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Good stepping stone

Good for a typical agency, OK pay but bad management.Typical day is working with clients and consultants to build a pool and visiting clients.Culture is ok not great.Back end management and old fashioned




Culture, management
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Was good to start with

Was good to start with Fast paced Challenging residents Driving to different facilitiesGetting to know staffWhere to go Enjoyed the work Going to different facilities


Sometimes nice nurses


Not so nice nurses
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BHP Eastern Ridge

As a mobile & fixed plant operator my job was predominantly feeding the crusher operating CAT 992's. The BHP crew at Eastern Ridge were great to work with and showed me around the facility and how things operated. Unfortunately there was zero chance of ever securing a full-time job with BHP. I would certainly work there again in the future.
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Poor Organisation of workers and information given to employees

Went for an interview, wasn't aware or informed that Programmed advertising the position, meant that they would be your employer and basically subcontract you out to other companies. Poor communication with employees once start job, regardless of what company you are put with. Start at a place and are left for dead pretty much. Basics of who your supervisors are were not clearly provided and you are left to find most information out alone. Good pay depending on position. Lack of life/work balance, always expected to be available even if you applied for a casual low hr position. Management of employees is a mess. You have to talk to the right person to get anywhere and you have to find that person first.
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Productive and family friendly environment

Family oriented company Alot of opportunities for advancement Plenty of overtime options RDOs and Co invest/ incolink EBA, so no bargaining for a payrise


Toolbox breakfast bbq


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Good place to work

Started as an entry level employee. Good training. High turn over of staff due to internal/external progression. Occassionally decision from upper management cause said turn over bur thats with any large company. Overall, good company to work for


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Fun work place

Great place to work ,management are easy to get on very nice people. I worked there for 27.5 years and enjoyed it all. Great company benefits and the painters are the best.


Plenty of overtime if you want. And penalty rates
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2.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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