This relates to my time in Perth, Western Australia.
Definitely need to be self motivated if on service as most of the sites are manned with on site engineers so all the mechanical was taken care of.
Some migration project works used different working solutions than Siemens in Norway/Europe. No middle management and very little senior management input during my time in Perth but the office ran very smoothly, work schedules etc were on time, with the occasional work social events,.
I would say that the work ethic is good, some days you are working alone paired with learning new products, routines and expectations being the most difficult part of the job.
The satisfaction of completing projects probably attributed to making the job enjoyable but most of all was working with some very good and like minded Engineers, although the social events were good fun too!!