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Downer CEO Grant Fenn
Grant Fenn
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  1. "Best company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Downer full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, love the people around, very reawarding job

    Cons

    Upper management can be harderto get in touch with

    Downer2019-04-02
  2. "Industrial Electrician"

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Sydney

    I have been working at Downer full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Worked all over Australia

    Cons

    None great Company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Eager to find work in Spain as all my Family are from there.

    Downer2019-05-19
  3. "Field Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Downer full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    work life balance, no progress.

    Cons

    Na NA NA NA NA

    Downer2019-05-13
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Downer full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Company values, team, feel appreciated, fulfilling work

    Cons

    Personally for me, not enough opportunities to progress as a graduate engineer

    Advice to Management

    Could be a little more flexible with working hours/time worked

    Downer2019-04-21
  5. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Downer full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance and employment benefits

    Cons

    Slow career progress and lengthy approval processes.

    Downer2019-04-21
  6. "OK so far"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Downer full-time

      Pros

      Good manager, ability to take advantage of toil, good work/life balance

      Cons

      Waiting to find out cons

      Downer2019-04-02
    • "Technical officer"

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      Current Employee - Technical Officer in Somerton, Victoria
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Downer full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Highly stable company with more than 50000 workforce.

      Cons

      Career opotunities are not always based on performance.

      Advice to Management

      Improve perfonce based accessing system when it comes to career improvments.

      Downer2019-04-15
    • "Engineer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Downer full-time

        Pros

        Higher salary then industry average

        Cons

        Not enough information sharing and too much hierarchy

        Downer2019-04-04
      • "Downer"

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        Current Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Downer full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        flexible hours, new opportunities, a lot of challanges, good atmosphere, big projects, big clients, procedures developed, safety, company car

        Cons

        useless performance reviews, no awards, too much work, bad work/life ballance, uninterested managment, not enough resources, not applicable procedures and trainings

        Advice to Management

        think about how performance reviews are done. most people are just annoyed because they have to fill some additional forms and write some fluff to satisfy HR, without any sence or any other benefit to them or to the company. I believe this is the result of every year employee survey too but it is just new form which neds to be filled or recently twice a year. Make it optional to see the real employees opinion about this

        Downer2019-03-01
      • "Exceptionally toxic culture in Treasury team"

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        Former Employee - Assistant Treasury Analyst in North Ryde
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Can think only of two: Big name - will boost your cv. Very fast and simple way to arrange access to work from home.

        Cons

        No leadership. Extremely toxic culture with uncivillised disrespectful unprofessional behaviour being accepted as a norm. Management turns blind eye on all those huge issues with the culture and cares only about their own bonuses. Very unprofessional environment with inappropriate systems being used and people lacking the skills and qualifications to perform their jobs. No handover. No written process manuals and...

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        Advice to Management

        What’s the point to advise anything if the management simply does not care? Actually you could cancel 7-references system. It is irrelevant for most of the roles you recruit for and makes you look more professional than you actually are. You don’t employ execs every day.

        Downer2019-04-05
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