Culture at Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

Very friendly work environment, however spread of work is far from equal. Cooperation is very good when it is used.
Midlevel, Melbourne
The Social Clubs provide a great opportunity for socialising and getting involved. People enjoy learning and teaching others.
Graduate, Melbourne
Immediate culture is great (ie within team). Good teamwork and corporation. Larger view is less good with poor communication between broader departments
Graduate, Melbourne
No presentism, results-focused, great colleagues and team culture. Management hierarchy can be frustrating, little agency given lower down the ladder.
Midlevel, Perth
Relatively flat official organisational structure but many layers of bureaucracy embedded within. Very sociable younger people, older people tend to be more quiet and conservative.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Given AEMO is spread out amongst many cities it can be challenging to get to know people on a personal level and get hold of people. I think we could do more social events to encourage people on the same site to mix.
Graduate, Sydney
The culture in AEMO is very welcoming. There is a great support network that is build up around graduates - we have a grad buddy (from another grad cohort), a manager, a mentor, the rest of the grad cohort and wider AEMO colleagues. AEMO is a geographically diverse organisation, however special effort is made by management to ensure that everyone in the team feels connected. For example, through visits to other sites, video conferencing, lunch meetings and phone conversations.   On a social level, I connect regularly with other graduates in my state (and in other states when I am on-site) and also am involved with AEMO's social club and ad-hoc after work drinks.
Graduate, Sydney
The company has a consistent culture of accountability, teamwork and cooperation. People are friendly and very willing to help/teach. The socialising amongst colleagues is great, with frequent events held which is conducive to fostering internal relationships.
Graduate, Brisbane