Snowy Hydro Reviews

Updated 16 Feb 2019

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3.3
71%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Snowy Hydro Managing Director & CEO Paul Broad
Paul Broad
4 Ratings
  1. "Great!"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Snowy Hydro part-time

    Pros

    People are great! Lots of change going on

    Cons

    A lot of older staff that dont mix well with the younger generation

  2. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Snowy Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, flexible working arrangements (depending largely on who your manager is), very generous with training and development (again depends on your boss)

    Cons

    Some managers stuck in the past. A lot of brown nosers.

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  3. "Review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Snowy Hydro part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours for employees

    Cons

    An interesting mix of the old and the new. Could be a con fro some people.

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  4. "Strong safety culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Snowy Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on safety and training. A number of different career pathways available. Amazing scenery and job locations.

    Cons

    Strong emphasis on safety can sometimes mean it is a long drawn out process to get any work done which is a poor effect on team morale.

  5. "Best Place to Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities for motivated individuals. Beautiful place to work and play. A sense of worth

    Cons

    There are those who believe they are entitled to a career and do not add value to the business.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Reasonable salary/allowances dont offset toxic culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Cooma, New South Wales
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Snowy Hydro for less than a year

    Pros

    Privilege working for a national icon. Interesting plant. Generous allowances. Some decent people.

    Cons

    Ex defence force personnel slowly taking over and with them comes the oppressive management style from the army. You have to wait for someone to die to get a job here. Boys club management styles.

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  7. "Current Employers review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Snowy Hydro

    Pros

    Reasonable wages and conditions, regular overtime if wanted. Can have work life balance. great diversity in work in certain parts of the Company.

    Cons

    No clear Career progression, Lot of job for the Boys stuff (not what you know but who you know). a lot of inconstancy about how rules are applied across the business which creates confusion in all regions of the company

  8. "Okay place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Cooma, New South Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Snowy Hydro

    Pros

    Good scenery Job security Unique plant 9 day fortnight

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great

  9. "Some good, some not so"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Snowy Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work for an Australian icon in your chosen profession in some of the most beautiful parts of Australia. Good job stability.

    Cons

    Blame culture, lack of transparency and inconsistent policies and procedures. Transition to drive in/drive out outsourced/contract workforce loses the connection to the local community and pioneering spirit of the scheme.

  10. "It's a comfortable place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Snowy Hydro

    Pros

    It's in a small community, 5 minutes commute to work, great development opportunities on offer. There are some motivated people to work with, you just have to pick who to talk to. In a country town so great work/life balance, you can go home to see your family at lunch, and it's a 1.5hr drive to the beach/snow/city.

    Cons

    Processes are a bit clunky, you have to bring your own accountability and drive. When I left it was in the middle of driving a cultural and structural change so people were thin across the business units and work flow was adhoc at times.

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