Downer Group
Receive weekly updates, new jobs, and reviews
Downer Group Employee Review

See also later review

4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
3 February 2018
The role was on a fixed term contract in the quality / project engineer role.

The contact was part 2 of a 2 part contract, installing steam pipes, from geothermal well heads to a new geothermal power station in the central north island.


Downer were, reportedly awarded the work in preference to the stage 1 contractor, in part to due to the clients dissatisfaction with the Stage 1 contractors documentation of their work.


Downer set up a well defined and resourced process for controlling quality and producing documentation for the works. My job was to deliver it.


The project had a number of challenges, including constructability issues and time pressures. The new steam pipes needed to be ready in time to turn the turbines in the new power station when they were ready to start earning the client money to repay their investment.


The project was successful for both my employer and the client and led to the offer of more permanent employment with Downer. The project convinced me of the benefits of a well defined process.
Ratings by category
3.0
Work/Life Balance
3.0
Salary/Benefits
3.0
Job Security/Advancement
3.0
Management
3.0
Culture
Pros
Great team spirit.
Cons
Long hours & time pressure.
Was this review helpful?
Similar reviews
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
2 August 2020
Same location
Administrator (Former Employee) - Auckland City, Auckland
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.
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
10 March 2020
Same location
Material Supply Chain Administrator (Current Employee) - Auckland City, Auckland
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
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
12 September 2019
Same location
Lineman (Former Employee) - Auckland, Auckland
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
Was this review helpful?