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Always under pressure to do the work and meet deadlines. A thankless job. Very few compliments for hard work done. Wages are minimal. Training is minimal. Career advancement is nil.
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PPE Gear provided
Cons
Hard work for little rewards, low pay.
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Safety Orientated and take pride in ensuring that construction workers get home safely. They need to increase diversity and inclusion as this is an area that lets them down.
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Overall, enjoyed the work & colleges at Downer. Work in theTechnical services department for Mining Production side, but also work with the Plant / maintenance department in the office & on site. Predominately in the area of GPS, HPGPS systems, data intergration / management, etc....
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On average would arrive to set up and do quick stocktake and monitor emails and respond and action. would put in requisitions for stock and get early orders ready for customers to come in and pick up, no waiting. Workplace culture was great.
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i have learned a lot of things from the company and from my work mate also,everyday is new day so exited to see my co-workers.the management is very helpful to everybody and if there is a new thing or they going to share to everyone.the hardest part is if your away from family.
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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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Working with other tradesmen, getting to know your work crew, supervisors and clients. The importance of early morning tool box meetings. Learnt the importance of the safety standards and cultures
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Recognition of good work
Cons
Roster 28/7
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i found there was a lot of pressure on to get things done quickly on night shift and made for a stressful place to work, this all came from the supervisors. when on day shift was a much better atmosphere to work in
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long hours and pressure
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I worked at DOWNER full-time for more than 1 years Pros - Talented employees - Great potential - Good skills & knowledge Cons - Very biased leadership (Enterprise Technology team and other pockets) - You are either "in the circle" or "out of the circle" - If you didn't play your cards right, you were bound to be targeted - Bringing people back to the business that were never any good
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Good place to work with like minded colleagues to ensure wideband activations were supplied for Telstra customers within Telstra benchmarks. I am very familiar with Telstra activation provisioning systems. The work group culture was cooperative and work as a team between the design and construction teams
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Downer is the worst thing that can happen to good professional. The IT department is headed with a bunch of morons with no experience and qualifications. The environment is confusing and almost all the projects over run time and costs.
Pros
Large and complex organisation
Cons
Poor Management
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just another construction company. management are not the best. the people in the field are great. big company so you are just another number to them.
Pros
good money
Cons
broken promises
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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
Cons
A very bad manager
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Good company to stay, team leader and college very helpful, I am contractor based tradesman here, reason leave is because they lost Foxtel contract due to Foxtel business getting down.
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na
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Terrible culture managers run by other peoples opinions,no common sense,bullying within co-workers,the worst job I have had in my life,no help from HR who are based in other states
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none
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Bad management
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a good company to work with, met a bunch of great people who I can always keep in touch with. The work is great, the people are great, I don't really have nothing bad to say about Downer.
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Micro surfacing teams working for downer EDI need to be constantly/regularly tested for other drugs apart from alcohol. Marajauna etc as it is causing division in work teams from melbourne/somerton depo
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
Poor team morale
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3.0
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Empresa boa com cultura bem australiana, bem diferente da brasileira.
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5.0
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workplace culture at downer was the best I have ever worked.Management is friendly and always helpful. Always ready to upskill their employees for their better future.
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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 à l'étranger
Cons
60 heures par semaine
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Typical rail and construction sites. willing to train and induct workers in areas the downer group are working in. Management are good the only management are the people on site. consistent with standards with the in electrical field. Work with the sites sometimes requires other skills and can be good to with equipment required. Not much mucking around with work all workers are keen to help and aslong as your working the work keeps rolling in.
Pros
good team leaders
Cons
can b hard to get to at time.
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