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Downer Group Reviews
Reviews by Downer Group graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.4GradAustralia surveyed 6 graduates working at Downer Group. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 6 responses.
- High flexibility in terms of rotations, managerial support, learning and development.
- There is a focus on development, and an excellent workplace culture.
- Very flexible, good rewards (e.g. company supports rent for relocations). Real projects and responsibility, very important work. Make significant impact. Mentoring by senior executive management team.
- I have experienced a wide range of roles and have been able to merge my technical knowledge with my passion for seeing teams develop and improve. In all this I have been supported by my peers, managers and personal mentor (the CFO) and had levels of responsibility that have challenged but developed me.
- Outdated systems.
- Limits to internal tasks - I would've liked to work with clients and more externally involved
- Limited young workers, however the graduates have formed strong bonds because of this.
What insiders say about…
Managing cash books, FX, intercompany, regular month end accounts. As a graduate, I hold some responsibilities on certain areas, but I'd like to hold more to experience what the rest of my team experiences.
Work hours are reasonable and I have been encouraged to not work too late. People are supportive and helpful, and yet encourage me to work independently and take high levels of responsibilities. After hours socialization is irregular and infrequent however has been encouraged and people are receptive.
Two day process. A full day of assessment activities on day one - individually and collaborative, then an evening call to address whether one progresses to day two, which involves preparing a 10 min presentation that evening and presenting it to the executive team the next day.
Situation where I demonstrated certain skills - leaderships, challenges, decision making, adaptability
Have a list of experiences and situations that demonstrate certain skills. You never know which skill they might be asking.
Relatively flexible. Overtime hours are compensated with leaving early depending on manager.
Pay well depending on the job and market. No bonuses that I am aware of.
Relocation rent support
Within the graduate program I have been well supported, with performance feedback, recognition and praise provided. I have had 3 line managers, one mentor (the CFO of Downer Rail) and one graduate manager. They have their own ways of encouraging me to develop my skills. All have been helpful, with some naturally being mores so than others. I am particularly impressed that my mentor has made his time available to me regularly even when he is particularly busy. Additionally I have had one one one meetings with all the executive managers and some general managers. Doors have remained open.
Formal training started from the first week of working with Downer. This provided a good framework for beginning my career. Skills include speaking to different levels of management, organizing priorities when reporting to different managers.
Delivering in current role, exceeding expectations and producing results
Downer employs a variety of people and excels at employing people based on their potential capabilities and developing this further. Engineering teams are involved with the Women in Engineering program.
The company has a focus on assisting aboriginal communities through a variety of programs.
Downer has a large Zero Harm and Environmental team managing CSR.
There are several offices, and I haven't visited all of them. Facilities are generally well-equipped with amenities. Offices and facilities are easily accessible by car or public transport. Dress code in the office is business casual.
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