GHD Employee Reviews about "good people"

Updated 7 Feb 2020

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GHD CEO Ashley Wright
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  1. "Not too bad to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer 

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Good people, plenty of work

    Cons

    Not the best salary, limited growth opportunity

  2. "Draftsman"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drafter in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Some good people to work with

    Cons

    Horrible salary. Trying to outsource to cheep locations like phillipines. Revolving door of staff (i had 4 managers in my 6 years there none of the original employees are there) benifits are minimal. Favours female employees

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "Project Manager and Engineer"

    1.0
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     in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GHD for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are good people who works there. The only positive I can list

    Cons

    - old school management - good performance not recognised - poor pay - poor management and have a culture of protecting bullies - no guarantee of shareholding - make staff work while they are "on leave" and use personal leave to fill timesheet.

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    "Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Work like balance. Good people

    Cons

    Low pay. Big company with a small company mindset

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    "okay"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    High profile work, good people.

    Cons

    Upper management are tight fisted and disingenuous

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    "Engineer"

    3.0
     

    I worked at GHD

    Pros

    Good people / projects / training

    Cons

    Not valued, managers don't resolve known problems, low salary

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    "Electrical Engineer"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in South Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Good projects, some very smart n good people

    Cons

    Greedy shareholders with terrible personalities. This leads to poor management style which trickles down from the top. It makes the ruthless horrible but incompetent feel empowered, n the competent good people with great personalities are driven out. The remaining good ones that stay soon change or are driven out too, leaving behind a hot mess of the most terrible personalities. Shareholders don't care, most of them are over fifty n are just hanging on so they can exit with good share prices - hence decisions are usually for the short term, not for the good of the company. Epitome of corporate greed. Merger with CRA seems to have made them more ruthless.

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  8. "Good employer, lots of very skilled people, 'One GHD' but not really operates as separate unites"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morwell
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded with lots of good people, good opertunities to move around Australia or even the world. reasonable pay. Generally peolpe work together.

    Cons

    Very dollars focused, all about productivity. Reward for great works is the same as for poor work. No performers can hide in such a large organization

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    "Good but not enough pay"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Morwell
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, interesting variety of projects.

    Cons

    Not enough pay or reward for hard work.

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "A confused business strategy. Management preach 'One GHD'. In reality its a confederation of small business units."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer I 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GHD has some very good technical people. As an engineer or other technical professional, there are opportunities to work with good people that are highly dedicated to their professions.

    Cons

    One would expect that GHD being a multi-disciplinary organisation would have strengths in delivering multi-disciplinary complex projects globally. In my experience I found this not to be the case. The business operates as scores of separate service groups and business groups. The co-ordination occurs between these business groups and its ability to manage and deliver multi-disciplinary projects is limited. The focus on delivery to clients is budget. If this means delivering a product of lower than expected quality, then delivering to budget remains paramount. GHD's work order book has been declining in the Australia market as competitors are delivering beyond their clients expectations. GHD continue to deliver mediocre products at best. If you are an employee and your utilisation is below 60 per cent. Find another job, as you will be targeted for redundancy. Redundancy can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone at GHD in this current market. Also if you are a business that has been acquired by GHD, don't expect the transition to be a smooth one,

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