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Thiess Reviews

Updated 24 Apr 2019

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Thiess CEO Bruce Munro
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  • "Can be long hours dependent on culture(in 7 reviews)

  • "Excessive working hours, roster, poor work - life balance(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up site visits and team interactions.

    Thiess2018-10-10
  2. "Thiess Industrial Projects Upstream"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Surat
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that looks after its staff and workforce alike.

    Cons

    Unfortunately taken over by CIMIC

    Thiess2019-04-25
  3. "Good salaries"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Management were slow to move on issues of harassment or bullying.

    Thiess2019-03-04
  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thiess full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits; Great work colleagues; Opportunity for career advancement - but you must wait.

    Cons

    Snr leadership is a revolving door resulting in constant directional shift. Internal bureaucracy and OTT processes has ground the business to a crawl.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on agility; Incredibly slow decision making is hurting the business.

    Thiess2018-08-29
  5. "Theiss Mining"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with great culture.

    Cons

    Take over of the company changed the culture, but still a great company to have been a part of.

    Thiess2018-03-29
  6. "Good company but bad management"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thiess full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really nice people

    Cons

    The managers are seagulls

    Thiess2017-10-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great to kick start career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great friday drinking culture. Great xmas parties. You get to work with talented consultants. Great to kick start career.

    Cons

    Not good for career progression. Always have a side project / business to offset this. Never rely on any company to provide you with experience / projects.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep experienced staff, provide career progression at market rates, or you can expect them to work on side projects / businesses and not be fully invested in your business.

    Thiess2017-03-30
  8. "Site Engineer"

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    Former Employee - 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

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the Engineers

    Thiess2017-03-20
  9. "Poor med-long term career development"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Southbank
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally strong well-established brand, although prestige losing ground quickly among the industry. Need a massive clean out of deadwood to bring back the Thiess edge.

    Cons

    A lot of time-wasting mid-level busybodies. Way too many 'mangers' who do not have a team to manage. Away from the mines, off-site staff have a generally poor awareness of the realities of running a mine. Run very much like a Government agency - years of service matter much more than quality of service. Plenty of passengers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop accepting below average performance from below average personnel.

    Thiess2017-01-31
  10. "Great Company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Thiess

      Pros

      The work environment was great.

      Cons

      Could end up being very long days.

      Thiess2016-12-07
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