Downer Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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3.6
71%
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75%
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Downer Managing Director and CEO Grant Fenn
Grant Fenn
94 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Long hours on site, male dominated(in 8 reviews)

  • "Minimal career progression opportunities unless you engage in outside work social activities with the area managers or their 'in crowds'(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at Downer full-time

    Pros

    Very good life to work balance

    Cons

    None for now. All good

  2. "Great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, collaborative work culture

    Cons

    Lower salaries compared with competitors


  3. "Well known brand"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent & Sourcing Business Partner in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Downer full-time

    Pros

    Good brand, flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Low salary, processes are not up to speed for such a large organisation, senior management is not supportive.

  4. "Yes"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Brisbane

    I have been working at Downer full-time

    Pros

    Tier 1... considered a leader in many industries

    Cons

    Salary... a bit on the low side

  5. "Good. Company to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Engineer (CIVIL) in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience is gained in the job and trainings provided

    Cons

    Lack an on boarding platform

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  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    - good culture - decent pay - solid career development

    Cons

    - 8:30am start - quality of work may depend on clients

  7. "Project Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Downer full-time

    Pros

    Team focus High standard Big safety focus always

    Cons

    Work life balance Long hour when working home and away from home

  8. "Downer"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Manager in Brisbane

    I worked at Downer full-time

    Pros

    Variety of tasks and job content

    Cons

    Very Lean organization requiring some changes

  9. "Overall a good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - General Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Downer full-time

    Pros

    Wide variety of work and experiences available

    Cons

    People can stay to long in their roles

  10. "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Planner in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Downer full-time

    Pros

    Professional, driven, experts, focussed, organised

    Cons

    Large, profit driven, constantly restructuring

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