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Fast paced environment, challenging staff issues, communication was not the greatest and management were not easily available. They do have a good health and safety plan which is communicated well.
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Work vehicle.
Cons
No recognition for long hours
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Downer is a fantastic company to work for. They care for the workers and management listen to your contribution and always try to improve work environment. I rate them a 5 🌟 company to work for.
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Great company to work for.
I have learned a lot from the people working at Downer, in the technical division.

I had to leave the company due to my work visa that expired.
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very hard fast paced work but kept food on the table the management was great and showed you how its done very well, id recommend this to anyone that isn't afraid of hard work
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It was just a working environment that didn’t work for me. I didn’t feel a part of the team. That doesn’t mean the whole company is like that but the branch I was working from felt like that
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Downers dont hire direct instead to work there you must go via a labour hire firm. They treat their labour hire staffers badly. Anything from making them work up to 13-15 hour days on lollypop duty without a toilet for miles and no known finish times (really hard if youve got kids/pets to pick up from care and the care places shut at 6pm while youre still at work) to promising them full time work after 90 days only then to throw them under a bus after one week for absolutely no reason at all (or some invented reason). Id steer well clear of downer because thats exactly what they are.
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good place to work and has the potential for excellent career development as it works in many industries. After working so many years for Downer I felt like part of the family
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work is good but the people in the management is somehow stressfull, they will check every time you stand from your desk, and thy have a checklist how long have you gone.

They will capture your idle time and will notify you if you are using your cellphone.


no personal call allowed
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Great team and good fellas, Management always busy. Otherwise good when they leave you to get on with it, Toolbox meetings,, go on and on for 3 and 4 hours
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Company is growing too fast and overloading staff with poor management and a lack of support.
People are put in positions they cannot succeed in and left with no support.
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I enjoyed working at Downer but I was lead to believe that I was permanent full time , I dont know what happened but was played off, I was driving the long reach mower a job I enjoyed greatly, and was very disappointed when I was told that there was no more work for me, but in saying that working at Downer I would recommend to anybody
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Very good work place if you are after making a bit more money than normal, however the company appreciates very much for the extra work, very safe place to work.
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I really enjoyed working for downer as a company they look after there staff well. Have in house training which is benifit all. Great company culture I would definitely work for them again. Job security well my position was made redundant after loosing one of their contracts which they had to do. They had great support to help staff gain employment elsewhere which I was very impressed with
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Nice place to work. Management in some departments take time to understand . Enjoyed working with various people and groups. They are very good for helping you get licences and qualifications
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Great team spirit and able to get the job done efficiently.
There is a need to tidy up the care and maintenance of vehicles, machinery and general equipment.
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Excellent company and people great focus on health and safety modern fleet of vehicles good work and life style balance lots of job opportunities for further advancement with in the company
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worked there 4 years had 82cents payrise only worked shifts no shift allowance managers getting richer workers poorer got a kid in from auckland downers who came to mount maunganui utilities and got shut of all the original hub staff so she could get her mates set on from auckland eastern manager wanted this too and now manager fired off and hub leader gone to road science to r
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People are treated poorly... no leadership, no clear direction, no training providing or any career development. My manager was good with her spreadsheets, but had absolutely terrible people skills. She wasn’t a good leader and just a terrible manager. The whole team hates her and waiting when she will get another job somewhere else.
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Great people
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A very bad manager
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-Contrôle de la circulation (informer,assister et sécuriser les automobilistes)
-Aménagement des infrastructures terrestres avant travaux sur chantier (Installation des panneaux, balises, cônes de signalisation)

-Travaux publics ( entretien, rénovation et construction du réseau routier)
Pros
Emploi Ă  l'Ă©tranger
Cons
60 heures par semaine
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I do not like the way Indeed rearranges the Resume posted. It messes up everything. Can you guys not leave it as attached?
About Downer, it is a well-structured company
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Overall the workplace is a good place to learn from, but also the work colleagues are awesome and they have great work ethic. I really enjoyed my time there.
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