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John Holland Group Reviews

Updated 2 Jan 2020

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3.0
64%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
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John Holland Group Managing Director & Chairman Glenn Palin
Glenn Palin
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "The pay is good and John Holland are still getting work in these tough times(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good Salary and better working environment then other construction companies(in 4 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Learning and Development Specialist 

    I worked at John Holland Group full-time

    Pros

    Previous business leaders were excellent

    Cons

    may have changed since new owners

    John Holland Group2019-09-25
  2. "Lots of opportunities but needs more decisive leadership"

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    Former Employee - Business Improvement 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Holland Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diverse projects Some creative ideas supported

    Cons

    Top heavy Some cynicism and close minded

    John Holland Group2020-01-02
  3. "Good Company with good values"

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    Former Employee - Sustainability Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Holland Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Progressive, people-centric, career options, work-life balance, diversity of work

    Cons

    long hours, 4 week annual leave, project-oriented, hierarchical

    John Holland Group2019-12-11
  4. "Working in construction"

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    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Holland Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    (+) Workplace culture (+) As Tier 1 construction company in Australia, I can be involved into iconic infrastructure projects

    Cons

    Work hour is long hour as construction company.

    John Holland Group2019-12-04
  5. "JH"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Holland Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good systems, rewarding projects, range of opportunities

    Cons

    A Senior Manager practices nepotism for friends

    Advice to Management

    None

    John Holland Group2019-11-10
  6. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer 

    I have been working at John Holland Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, different opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, work life balance

    John Holland Group2019-10-30
  7. "Contracts Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Holland Group full-time

    Pros

    Tier 1 contractor with great processes

    Cons

    Long hours because project based

    John Holland Group2019-10-27
  8. "John Holland"

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    Former Employee - Planner 

    I worked at John Holland Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversity of work, good people, Australian originally

    Cons

    Lack of work, lack of BD

    John Holland Group2019-10-23
  9. "With great projects comes great many hours, on salary"

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    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Holland Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome projects, well resourced and great pay.

    Cons

    Need to work long and early hours, staggered hours, almost 6 days a week

    Advice to Management

    Review site engineers working conditions, a bit of incentive could go a long way.

    John Holland Group2019-10-20
  10. "Low morale, good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Project Development Manager in Sydney
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at John Holland Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up quicker than other companies due to rapid growth and talent shortage (although it’s a bit of a who-you-know not what-you-know thing).

    Cons

    Disgruntled and unmotivated staff, no performance management, litigious/contractual management approach to clients/subcontractors/staff, distant/hands-off leadership, not winning much work at the moment.

    John Holland Group2019-11-03
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