Oakton Reviews

Updated 17 May 2020

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2.9
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Pros
  • "you will have work life Balance(in 24 reviews)

  • "Great team culture while it was run as Oakton - had interesting projects and great people(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "No proper review process in terms of career growth(in 11 reviews)

  • "Starting to become a body shop, limited career progression and limited opportunities to up-skill with formal training(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Best company to work with. (Great learning opportunities, excellent mentors)."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working with Oakton since last 1.6 years now and my experience is excellent. Oakton provides great learning opportunities. Worked with best talents in Australia. Keep it up.

    Cons

    - None there. None i can think off.

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  2. "Good for begginers"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Oakton full-time

    Pros

    Lear a lot in first few years there

    Cons

    Salary review - hard to negotiate

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  3. "Good when it was run as it's own entity"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Recruitment Manager 
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oakton full-time

    Pros

    Great team culture while it was run as Oakton - had interesting projects and great people.

    Cons

    The merger/acquisition changed the place, management was changing and by people who didn't quite suit the culture.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Death Spiral"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Some good people & capability in pockets

    Cons

    State based structure results in limited access to interstate capability & resources. Well past it’s prime, mass exodus of good people & rapidly declining since acquired by Dimension Data

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Only if you are desparate"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice worklife balance Pretty Decent Staff Flexible Working Conditions

    Cons

    Woeful management Blatant Favoritism and Nepotism Empire Building Ancient Consulting Mentality Clueless EGM's Bullying and Toxic Culture Ineptitude and Outdated Methodologies

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "An old school consultancy with pockets of forward-thinking and new ways of working, but stuck in the past"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Good pay Great HQ office culture Some teams are great with good managers who take care of their people Good extras - expenses, phone and parking covered Reasonably good tech provided to employees

    Cons

    Hugely inconsistent pay rates Hugely inconsistent training opportunities Lots of bodyshop style role-based placements Little practical difference from contracting Limited exposure to HQ office culture for most employees 40-hr client billable week with no “Oakton time” Lots of old school thinking - poor integration with new ways of working No corporate IP - every specialist is working on their own stuff in their own way

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "You experience will greatly depend upon your team, think carefully and contact people on LinkedIn"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good people here doing interesting things in other teams.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits not the best, certainly won't keep you there. Depending upon your team you could be in for a bodyshop experience. Massive turn around in staff in our team due to disgusting leader behaviour and incompetence. No forward career path, at all. You are either "in" or "out", and the "ins" can be out very quickly. Managers spend too much time worrying about each other to do a proper job.

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  8. "Best place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Learning environment -Work-life balance -Good working and friendly environment

    Cons

    None as per my knowledge

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  9. "Not wow factor"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oakton full-time

    Pros

    Quick technologies stack to work as POC

    Cons

    No proper review process in terms of career growth

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dont go here"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pays ok for some roles

    Cons

    Starting the year (April/May) with performance management across the board to manage people out rather than pay redundancies.. Beware! Toxic company as is Dimension Data

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