Orica Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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3.5
64%
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56%
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Orica Managing Director and CEO  Alberto Calderon
Alberto Calderon
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Everyone I've worked with at Orica has been very positive and encouraging, which makes for a great work environment(in 14 reviews)

  • "Global company with opportunities for those willing to relocate(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Project Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orica full-time

    Pros

    Good sites, people and opportunities

    Cons

    None, better than most companies

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic work environment"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Operator in Kurri Kurri
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Money is the only reason.

    Cons

    Arrogant management. Toxic workplace culture. Employees concerns ignored and not addressed.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best bit was getting out"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Supply Planner in Kurri Kurri
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Orica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Met some great people over the years

    Cons

    Toxic culture and terrible management. Senior managers simply unable to communicate expectations then hung out to dry when things don’t happen. Lots of backstabbing between departments.

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    "Pointless as ‘me leadership agenda’ led business"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Leader in Brisbane
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Orica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Didn’t discover any real Pros for this business. Arrogant and very poor culture, pockets of exceptional people though.

    Cons

    Expected to work at 200% of your role and have aspects change weekly and workloads with it. Leadership is led by a few whom are all about themselves and you should be prepared to be exiled should you not agree with them. High churn rate of Snr leadership due to 1 individual would say won’t change till that person is no longer with the organisation - be mindful as promise role description is not what happens. Accident waiting to happen with safety, technology led by arrogance in ignorance. Deeply consider your options and appreciate bad culture remains

  5. Helpful (1)

    "okay place to work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NSW in Newcastle
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible people benefits varied interesting

    Cons

    pay inflexible management indecisive secretive

  6. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential but falls short"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orica part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great people , Great CBD location

    Cons

    Executives not connected to their teams Constant cost cutting to meet shareholder / market expectations

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Orica full-time

    Pros

    Run by conservative old white men

    Cons

    Old school style hierarchy management

  8. "Ok people but bad management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice group of people mostly

    Cons

    No room for improvement or career advancement

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Operation Specialist"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Orica full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good environment, Good Reputation,

    Cons

    No Sense of direction to go

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Too much work - not enough resources"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities in each field Make role your own

    Cons

    Not enough resources Stretched to get things done No clarity No budget for resources Detached leadership from business

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