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Downer Group Employee Review

fun work place

4.0
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2 February 2015
most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new and interesting people and allowed to think outside the square .
doing jobs in time and under budget when told they couldn't be done , travelling through the sth island to do jobs .some times middle management got to comfortable in their jobs and were sometimes frustrating to work with and for

co workers took along time before they classed you as one of them - but came good in the end.

the hardest part of the job was being a newbie and bringing in new ideas that worked but weren't always acted on .

typical day was pre start meetings , ordering material , forward planning and fingers crossed everything went as planned
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4.0
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3.0
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Pros
doing jobs on time and under budget, when told it couldnt be done
Cons
some of the middle management were to comfortable in their jobs
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Labourer (Former Employee) - Christchurch, Canterbury
I was in a crew of 6 top blokes
Our team leader brilliant health and safety very good

The best part of the day was the debrief of the day over a cold beer
Pros
Good overtime
Cons
Long days
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