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Thiess Engineer Reviews

Updated 12 May 2020

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3.8
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Thiess Managing Director Bruce Munro
Bruce Munro
5 Ratings
  1. "Engineering"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities and options for development. Ability to move round geographically and throughout the business and greater Cimic Group. Work with you and your personal requirements. Great supportive culture and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Sites are quite focused on their own work and thus missing some opportunity to share learnings and greater team picture.

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  2. "Good but can improve"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were amazing Job variety was also good with varying experiences.

    Cons

    Not always accommodating for personal situations Opportunities for flexible work arrangements is stunted.


  3. "Opportunity at a cost"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Mining Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple commodities and mining methods

    Cons

    Disconnection between sites and headoffice Comparatively low salary

  4. "Civil Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Work less then in construction

    Cons

    Work Away, Don't know how to undertake construction activities

  5. "Good salaries"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries at Thiess were very good. It was quite social in the city. On site, social life would depend on the project. Was very corporate at the end and they worked you pretty hard and you did a lot of overtime, even if the pay was good. A lot of dedicated people who has been there for a long time.

    Cons

    Long hours. Was very corporate at the end and they worked you pretty hard and you did a lot of overtime, even if the pay was good.

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  6. "Site Engineer"

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

    I worked at Thiess for more than a year

    Pros

    Great project manager/ mentor, although I think I was lucky to have this

    Cons

    Very project specific - some bad teams out there in the company

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  7. "Good place for the start of your career but not the rest of it."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience across a wide range of work. Management are very keen to work with their employees and help them build on their skills and knowledge of the work. So as a starting point in one's career, the Company provides excellent opportunities.

    Cons

    HR seem more focused on driving down wages and staff costs than they are on employee development. Even if management are very supportive of an employee getting promoted or deserving of a higher salary, HR will do everything in their power to prevent such changes. These issues result in much of their young talent leaving once they have built up their skills and hit the inevitable HR ceiling.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Falling apart"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company benefits with fortnightly gatherings. Opportunity for growth within the company if projects are won. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Old fashioned boy club mentality. If you aren't in the boys club you won't be invited to social events or have opportunities for higher positions. Fell apart once Hochtief stripped down the company and released most of the long serving employees.

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  9. "I worked as an undergraduate and I learnt a lot from the organisation"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Undergraduate Engineer in Chinchilla
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thiess for more than a year

    Pros

    People were great. Always helped out and there was always something new to learn for me as an undergraduate engineer

    Cons

    Mostly had to work away from home. Just the nature of the construction industry, it certainly isn't for everyone

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  10. "Disappointing Finish"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thiess full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonable well paid Good IT support Some lovely people Reasonable flexible Good cafe

    Cons

    Boy's club management still prominent Lacking in diversity Poor staff retention Poor training Gloomy future Need to win more projects

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