APA Reviews

Updated 5 Jul 2020

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APA Managing Director & CEO Michael McCormack
Michael McCormack
9 Ratings
  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clean office, nice people, good pay

    Cons

    not very many areas for career growth

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Words not actions"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at APA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid above market, the operational leaders are good to work with

    Cons

    HR has a toxic culture. The HR exec will not support her function, and will not challenge influential people with in th eorganisation if their values do not meet those stated for APA. Doe snot value the operational side of HR. The exec provides significant resources for the OD function, but it cannot be achieved because the operational team are under resourced and not supported. Thisis agreed by operational leaders also. The HR exec does not have any male team members and only fills the roles with females who report to her. She does not embrace diversity.

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  3. "Commercial Operations - pipeline management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane

    I worked at APA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, Team, Work, Benefits, flexibility

    Cons

    Shiftwork in my role was unsustainable for my home life

  4. "Some good and some bad"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at APA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People and work environment are positive and friendly

    Cons

    Poor systems and facilitation of change

  5. "Matrix'ed and Divided"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Geelong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at APA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, assets and infrastructure

    Cons

    silos and individuals looking after self

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  6. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Work life balance

    Cons

    Old workforce Open about flexibility Should be acceptable to change

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Culture and Inclusion failure"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at APA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big organisation channeled for some great growth given the industry and change of vision with new CEO

    Cons

    Toxic culture with extremely poor people leaders

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  8. "Procurement Specialist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good company ethic, stable company

    Cons

    Micro managing Manager, unfair treatment manager

  9. Helpful (6)

    "A top ASX50 company, but best left in the cellar to mature."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at APA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salaries for most are at least pretty fair to quite good. Some great people in the working levels of the business. Flexibility is generally supported (though in some teams this is under attack).

    Cons

    “Leadership” is almost non-existent. This is a command and control company. Managers manage through wielding of authority, and there is no understanding of the concept of providing vision and empowering staff to obtain better results and discretionary effort. Don’t come expecting any development. Unless you are one of the very few favourites, who might enjoy substantial investment, the vast majority have no investment. This is a company that doesn’t invest in people. It hires talent, and then bleeds them dry, putting them out to pasture or running them out of the business. Cronyism is the APA way. Nepotism is also evident. Management has become more autocratic and there are many examples of bullying and poor behaviours. Abuse, threats, and misuse of power is a daily occurrence. This behaviour is condoned and even encouraged by HR. There is old school management practices that are reminiscent of a time our grandparents would regale us with. This is a cold, mean and non-empathetic company. HR is now in bed with the defective managers, protecting toxic managers and are backing the deranged practices. Bullying is now evident even from HR. This has been a recent phenomena coinciding with a restructuring and rebranding to People, Safety and Culture. In stark contradiction to their new name, they are substantially less people oriented than that of even a year or two ago. Coaching and mentoring was a hallmark of HR and recent restructuring has turned them into “absent” work police only showing their faces to administer punishments and ill informed edicts. It’s a slow company, and the opposite of agile.

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  10. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at APA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible workplace Job security Great people Looks after staff Great training and development opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to progress career-wise in my particular role

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