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Downer Group

4.3
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Downer Group Reviews

Based on 17 surveyed graduates working at Downer Group. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.3
Based on 17 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The excellent safe working culture which prioritizes physical safety as well as the flexibility to facilitate a healthy lifestyle.
  • Graduates are taken care of very well and attend graduate development courses which provides insight into how to be the best person you can be and allows you to meet and socialise with other graduates.
  • Diverse opportunities for growth.
  • The opportunities are not predefined and you have control over the choice of the 6-month rotations, this includes moving sites/cities and exposure to different levels.
  • Can work in the major project.
  • Aging workforce.
  • Large company makes it hard to familiarise yourself with each aspect of the business and people in other departments.
  • Can be unorganized.
  • Lack of young people.
  • The lack of definition sometimes means it is not always clear what you are to support or learn.

What Insiders Say

8.1
Career Prospects
8.1
Career Prospects
It will depend on what you're interested in (your career goal), your performance in your role, and your ability to influence upwards and sideways.
7.6
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.6
Corporate Social Responsibility
I am actively applying for the Jawun project which I am proud that Downer is a part of.
8.1
Culture
8.1
Culture
Good people, but all under a lot of pressure at present, which hampers culture.
8.2
Diversity
8.2
Diversity
Jawun program - Downer supports employees to complete secondments with Aboriginal communities.
8.2
Satisfaction
8.2
Satisfaction
As a power system engineer I am able to practice what I was taught at university in a very practical way including site visits and office work which includes design, review and testing of real world power generation and distribution systems, ranging from small to large projects.
8.1
Management
8.1
Management
Managers are very accessible and make good work mentors. Internal communication is presented very well and performance feedback is encouraged and scheduled.
7.8
Office Work Environment
7.8
Office Work Environment
Site specific, but generally quite comfortable working conditions.
7.6
Recruitment
7.6
Recruitment
Standard Online Assessment and phone interview process. Assessment Center was effective for the employers and candidates to determine whether there was potential for a good fit into the company culture. Generic personality and past experience questions. The employers are looking for candidates they would love to work with rather than candidates to work for them.
7.9
Salary
7.9
Salary
I think it is about industry average. No bonuses at a graduate level. Rental assistance for relocation, partnerships with brands with discounts.
8.2
Training
8.2
Training
Broad selection of programmes available to all employees upon request from managers.
8.3
Work Hours
8.3
Work Hours
Quite flexible as long as you meet the deliverables. I can still maintain a good work-life balance.
8
Sustainability
8
Sustainability
Strong emphasis in the projects that we deliver. There is room for improvement at the office level in terms of green initiatives compared to other organisations. The organisation has recently started a new division that is responsible for transforming waste into valuable products.