GradAustralia surveyed 20 graduates working at DHL. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 20 responses.
The best main points of working at DHL would be the culture and people. Everyone I have been in contact with is extremely helpful, patient and friendly. Also, the level of training I have received not only from being around very experienced professionals but also very patient and knowledgeable trainers/managers has been extremely beneficial.
Working for a multinational that allows an individual to get access to best practice tools. Development opportunities, fast paced agile environment and a dynamic workload.
Being able to gain in work experience all different aspects of the wider business, across a range of sectors and many diverse customers.
Lots of opportunity to meet different part of the company; project management work, which is what I'm interested in, flexible working hours. Overall great people and workplace culture
There is a lot of amazing, hugely capable people who are willing and excited to impart their wealth of knowledge onto you. Also when given tasks of any nature, the support is there.
Location, as we operate in the warehousing and logistics industry we are limited to where we can have warehouses which means they can be a bit far depending on where you live.
Depending on the rotation there is at times not a clear idea of what your learning objectives are, however it is also your responsibility as a graduate to seek clarification.
Due to it being an international company can become very closed minded, and at times this can limit what we are able to implement and innovate as a graduate.
I would not say there is a "worst" thing about working for DHL Supply Chain. All roles have their challenges, for example at the time of large projects there will be some long hours required. But once the project is complete, the recognition and positive feedback you receive will make all the long hours worth while.
The company has many locations spread around Sydney, a car is essential and daily travel can be a negative.
As a Human Resource Graduate you are given the opportunity to work in areas of the team such as Recruitment, Employment Relations, Learning and Development and alongside the Business Partners. In addition you are able to get involved in cross divisional projects. My day-to-day tasks are value-adding to the company. I am given a lot of responsibilities and freedom to complete them.
The team culture is honestly the best I've experienced over my years of experience in a corporate environment. Everyone is so supportive and works cooperatively. There's different age groups in the team, yet everyone gets along very well.
One of the big pro's about working for DHL is that the Management very approachable and eager to give you some accountability and responsibility. You also receive internal feedback and get involved in all levels of stakeholders within the company.
The main training that every new employee will go though is our CSCS training - Certified Supply Chain Specialist. Every employee within the business has to go through this training to align business core competencies with industry standards and to understand the importance of their position as well. General business skills such as pulling reports, using PowerBI mapping tools and other business applications are things I've picked up along the way.
GoGreen is one of DHL's main initiatives, which aims to reduce waste through various recycling schemes both within the office and throughout all warehouses. Also, power saving and power reduction through, automatic lighting in the warehouse, to ensure only power is being used when necessary.