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Downer Reviews

Updated 16 Oct 2019

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Downer CEO Grant Fenn
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  1. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Downer2019-08-29
  2. "Interesting Work - Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. flexibility is great as I can work from home

    Cons

    Little feedback on performance. Parental leave conditions should be drastically improved

    Downer2019-09-23
  3. "Civil Site Engineer on a large-scale rail project"

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    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Exposure to exciting infrastructure projects

    Cons

    Poor management engagement with junior staff; lack of training opportunities; very political work environment

    Downer2019-08-20
  4. "Flexible work and lack of leadership"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Good salary, job flexibility and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction. Lack of team work.

    Downer2019-08-31
  5. "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
  6. "Not worth"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Gladesville
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team and good manager to work for,

    Cons

    NOT worth to work for T & C unit.

    Advice to Management

    Dont take employee as contractors.

    Downer2019-08-26
  7. "Cut throat, not supportive"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Downer full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to projects of all sorts

    Cons

    No support, threats to be sacked/quit, no security

    Downer2019-08-24
  8. "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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "No progression, flexibility and poor culture"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If there were any I haven’t found them

    Cons

    They tout a zero harm safety culture that doesn’t really exist (as mental well-being is overlooked), bullying is tolerated, leadership groups are a closed shop to newcomers, HR are unhelpful, flexible work is not encouraged, if you’re a person with a family don’t bother, I’ve never been involved with a worse workplace (and that’s saying something!!)

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together look inwards not just outward, do the work and fix your culture,

    Downer2019-09-03
  10. "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
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