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Cardno Reviews

Updated 19 Sep 2019

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Found 296 reviews

3.2
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53%
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71%
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Cardno CEO Ian Ball (no image)
Ian Ball
12 Ratings
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  • "Upper management is run by a bunch frat boys who will only promote people they like instead of by merit(in 16 reviews)

  • "Poor work/life balance and understable, bordering on tyrannical senior leadership(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Always challenging & varied"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to develop and progress Great empowerment Workplace flexibility and trust Quite approachable leaders

    Cons

    Changes of CEO have lead to a bit of a lack of strategic direction

    Advice to Management

    Reward individual performance Be visible and talk to all layers of the organisation

    Cardno2019-09-10
  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardno full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people in the workforce

    Cons

    Management is now very much profit oriented

    Cardno2019-09-20
  3. "Cardno Full Time Surveyor"

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    Current Employee - Surveyor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime benefits, variety of job opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes work is hard and stressful.

    Cardno2019-08-27
  4. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardno part-time

    Pros

    * Supportive environment * Plenty of opportunities for entry level staff to learn and grow as a professional

    Cons

    * Very limited opportunities to socialise within teams * pay lower than average

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff to socialise more to enhance team building

    Cardno2019-08-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing 

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

    Pros

    Great manager, lots of learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Culture was terrible in Melbourne office

    Cardno2019-09-07
  6. "Has potential"

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    Current Employee - Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Mackay
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardno full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, the Group as a whole appears to be getting back on track.

    Cons

    Limited scope for advancement, no external training / CPD, many protected species!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff the way you want to be treated - they are people, not money making machines.

    Cardno2019-08-22
  7. "Good co-workers but business lacks direction and leadership"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff to work with Great office location Interesting work

    Cons

    Business is lagging electronically and still big on paper Some management appear clueless or powerless

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, you have a huge pool of talent at your fingertips

    Cardno2019-08-01
  8. "Several smaller companies working together"

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    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not sure what the pros were to be honest.

    Cons

    Cardno was built up by acquiring businesses. They still act like individual businesses despite being located in the same office.

    Cardno2019-07-07
  9. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of projects and services

    Cons

    Internal silos and organisational structure

    Advice to Management

    Encourage collaboration

    Cardno2019-06-04
  10. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Coffs Harbour
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If in the cool group, not much work was needed to be done

    Cons

    Not a level playing field in work . Sometimes screaming matches from managers .

    Advice to Management

    Check up on labs more often and ask anonymous feedback to HR, as anything from HR regarding reviews was usually thrown in the bin and re written by manager and pay was based of this .

    Cardno2019-06-11
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