Programmed
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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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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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Based on 3 survey responses
What people like
  • General feeling of work happiness
  • Fair pay for job
  • Energising work tasks
Areas for improvement
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Sense of belonging

Fun work place

Very good to start off with, but can't really progress. Fun and exciting culture. Lots to learn when you start off your career within programmed. Massive company
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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

Pros

Big with Workplace Health and Safety

Cons

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

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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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..

Pros

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

Cons

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

Pros

salary

Cons

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

Pros

Sometimes nice nurses

Cons

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

Pros

Toolbox breakfast bbq

Cons

Nil
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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

Pros

Progression
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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.

Pros

Plenty of overtime if you want. And penalty rates
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Just another day in the office.

My role was specific to receiving higher level complaints, I.e minister and so on. The role was definitely engaging, management were supportive and open to assist. Programmed is very kpi driven, and politically correct. However, make a wrong move, and the Team leaders/immediate supervisors who want to make a name will throw you under a bus, and hold you down under it.The monthly meetings are always fulfilled with the naughty sweets and fun meetings. Lunch room is supplied coffee,sugar, tea, and milk with the weekly supply drop of fruit bowl. The options that come with working for Programmed are amazing, discounted vehicle fleet, private health insurance bonuses and discounts for everyday uses like shopping etc are amazing at 5% anywhere up to 25% discounted with the social team. If you enjoy being a mute and fly under the radar while getting your job done, the perks outweigh the office politics.

Pros

Weekly fruit supply, free instant coffee and tea, milk.

Cons

Heavy rotation of staff
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Good place to work.

Good place to work..Allocation staff friendly…Good pay rate & weekly pay…Hours to suit your family & lifestyle…Needed more hours within my area/suburb

Pros

Hours to suit your lifestyle

Cons

Not enough hours in my area/suburb
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There is always pros and cons inadequate management/ workplace culture needs to change

The customer service consultant role is a very high stressful job especially working in complicated contract. It’s always been an inconsistent management change over and staff in the call centre for the last 3 years I have been in the role. Too much expectations given, tasks in between calls and very high stressful environment dealing with vulnerable people is the hardest job you can ever deal with and the job description is way over with expectations given. Not really much of part time contract hours for flexibility and person with disability like my self their was always additional hours with people quitting the centre. This is why I left is because it didn’t give me a work life balance , no career progression, lack of support dealing with difficulty customers, always they shove the training to us call centre agents where we deal with a high stressful job description, no well being support either, always a toxic culture and you can’t study either I was told I was not allowed to study not work related with much stress of training staff was set expectations on me as vulnerable person with disability. I would not risk my well-being staying there and was the right decision to make is not ever work in job that is not worth putting your health at risk
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Good team

I enjoyed the time at programmed the work crew were some what the best guys I’ve ever worked with, management was good to, the social side of things was great I liked our gatherings.
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Do not work for Programmed

This company was officially the worst employer I have ever worked for. Left to sort issues out by myself whilst onsite.Management are snake oil salesmen, do not trust them, look elsewhere

Pros

None

Cons

They are a con
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Fun workplace

Working for grain harvest season. Fun workplace, nice people, multicultural, good payment and good hours. Payment every week. Probably will comeback next season

Pros

Good payment

Cons

Nothing
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Fantastic Culture

Have loved every second of working at Programmed. Inclusive and supportive team and Managers. The work was challenging but coming to the office everyday feeling supported made easy work of it!

Pros

Supportive. Flexible working arrangements. People and Culture

Cons

Sometimes long days
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Dont waste your time!

Applied and went through all training (hours and hours online) and interview then there was confusion about where i was working and was NEVER given a start date when it was decided where i was working. total and absolute waste of my time and i declined 2 other positions elsewhere while i waited for a start.

Pros

none

Cons

will waste your time.
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Overall rating

Based on 198 reviews

Ratings by category

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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