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Origin Energy Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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2.9
38%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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Origin Energy CEO Frank Calabria  (no image)
Frank Calabria
57 Ratings
  1. "They Value their staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fluid management structure Freedom to do things your own way

    Cons

    over emphasis on improving quarterly results

    Origin Energy2019-01-21
  2. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Various 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Significant opportunities to take on challenging work and learn

    Cons

    The pace of change was slow at times

    Origin Energy2019-01-17
  3. "Generally a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Product Delivery Lead in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some truly great people working at Origin that make the workplace fun and enjoyable. There are also some great career development opportunities, so if you want to really advance your career, Origin is a great place for that.

    Cons

    Unfortunately as is generally the case with corporate life there are continual reorginisations and restructures. Origin is also fairly risk averse, creating a culture where people are unwilling to be decisive and push things forward.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks and bold bets. Allow structures and strategies time to build momentum and settle. Create a culture of open mindedness.

    Origin Energy2019-01-14
  4. "Product Delivery Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture.

    Cons

    Unfocused, uncertain, frequent redundancies.

    Origin Energy2018-12-04
  5. "Toxic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time

    Pros

    If you manage to stay under the radar the team worked well together.

    Cons

    Silos ,power struggles and bullying prevent ANYTHING BEING DONE.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the most toxic because it seems easier that firing them. They inevitably push your most loyal hard working out.

    Origin Energy2019-01-03
  6. "Weak Retail Strategy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Lack of clear Retail strategy. Ruled by empire builders. People management / KPI setting processes lax. Too many restructures.

    Advice to Management

    No workplace is perfect, but 40% ‘Recommend to a Friend’ rating suggests something needs to change. Address the ‘Cons’ in this post and things might turn around. Fingers crossed on ‘Retail Transformation’.

    Origin Energy2018-12-20
  7. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Cost pressures, previously a lot of red tape although this appears to be changing

    Origin Energy2018-11-12
  8. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, supportive culture, all roles flexible, paid volunteering, matched giving, Reconciliation Action Plan.

    Cons

    Downsizing, cost pressure, roles not being replaced so some people have awful workloads

    Origin Energy2018-11-04
  9. "petroleum engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time

    Pros

    good flexible work options, ok pay

    Cons

    no opportunity to grow for young professionals

    Origin Energy2018-11-04
  10. "Merit based progression is out of the question"

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    Former Employee - Aspiring Employee Turned Away to Greener Pastures in Milton, Queensland
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is above industry norm. Rapid organisation churn allows for opportunities for those who stay.

    Cons

    Career asphyxiation guaranteed through absence of vision and managerial courage to reform the cultural barriers to a modern day organisation. Competent employees of all ages, races and followings are treated equally in being chased out the door to maintain the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Treat data, information and automation in greater regard. How many IT PSV’s have gone off this year? This company was equally the best and worst I worked for and a real shame that back room deals destroyed the competitive advantage that Origin once held in integrated gas

    Origin Energy2018-11-11
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