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Downer Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2019

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3.6
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Downer CEO Grant Fenn
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  1. "Great supportive company"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Supportive management structure for your career development

    Cons

    Big company, but not many choices for graduates to explore outside of business unit

    Downer2019-08-13
  2. "Top Company"

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    Former Employee - Sheet Metal Worker in Mount Isa
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Downer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Team work good people cooperative

    Cons

    Fabrication works intallation and refurbished

    Advice to Management

    No comment

    Downer2019-08-02
  3. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great opportunity, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Boring culture, mundane, bad location

    Downer2019-08-06
  4. "Asphalt spotter"

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    Current Employee - Asphalt Spotter 

    I have been working at Downer part-time

    Pros

    Heaps of overtime and good staff

    Cons

    Reduced hours when it is raining

    Advice to Management

    Not a favourable staff eba

    Downer2019-07-24
  5. "Company with a lot of potential, but a bloated management structure"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent projects to work on

    Cons

    Bloated management structure causing lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    Restructure and reduce middle management layers for a flatter management structure

    Downer2019-07-21
  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Downer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative, good leadership, safety focused

    Cons

    Lots of silos, IT not as good as expected

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with innovation

    Downer2019-07-05
  7. "Downer Group"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large infrastructure company across Australia and New Zealand

    Cons

    Power Utilities group under resourced in plant, equipment, and people. Other groups/divisions superior in this respect.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management (GM and Ops Manager level) needs a shakeup to improve resourcing levels including resource planning.

    Downer2019-06-18
  8. "Good environment"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, Equality, Allows for flexible work options

    Cons

    Changing organisation structure Not many growth opportunities

    Downer2019-06-26
  9. "Construction Superintendent Barrow Island"

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    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support from Senior Management

    Cons

    Working away from family and friends

    Downer2019-06-10
  10. "Currently empolyed at Downer"

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    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Downer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and great people

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep tracking as is

    Downer2019-06-07
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