Very enjoyable place to work. Workmates were all easy going happy people.
Variety of tasks involved in your day to day work.
Challenges when there were storms in the area and all the linesmen were doing long hours.
Would highly recommend Western Power and I am sad that I relocated and resigned from my role.
Good workplace, job very stressful due to workload, not enough trained or skilled workers to handle the amount of incoming work,for example customers are waiting five months to have power connected after application, there goals are mostly not achievable, training is available to upgrade skills, lots of travel away from family
I started working there when I was just 19, so I have seen it change from SEC through to Western Power over 40 years. It has been a very secure job and has supported my family well. Always heaps of over time and I have progressed from an apprentice through to a supervisor and have been put through many certificates over the years. I was given the opportunity to take a redundancy a couple of years a go which I did.
After 5 years it was time to move on, lots of change management and redundancies impending, moral seemed low, management didn't seem to care. At the start it was a nice place to work with chance for career progression. A lot of 'older employees' who hadn't really up skilled. PD was poor, wouldn't recommend.
I was very excited to take this job with the electric company that provides power to a third of Australia. After two years of employment it became clear that top management only concerned with their own and political power. Infighting and overly structured corporate process has made this job a real drag.
It the best job I ever had and I learn a lot and enjoyed working for western power and enjoyed the satisfaction of getting the customer power back on and travelling the country to help people I need , specially when bush fires would go through and burn every thing in it path and we would have to rebuild the whole network back to a working distribution network
Check emails from bosses in the office.
Totally different to what I used to do.
Started as a Receptionist and then trialled a position in the works area.
This was about power poles in all the different areas.
The job was paid well however, I found the shift work the most challenging. Working 2 day 2 nights, i found i could not get into good sleep patterns.
The work involved working closely in a small team which involved long working hour and having good inter personnel skills was a essential.
1. a typical day is easy going
2. I learned more IT skills and Admin skills
3. Management is good
4. Workplace is quiet and friendly
5. The hardest part of the job is when you get too busy and start drifting off.
6. The most enjoyable part of the job is people talking to me and moving around the workplace