GradAustralia 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.
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.
Downer has people from a very diverse background. A good example of this is the child care centre located below the North Ryde office. I have not yet experienced any person express any discriminatory views - I believe the culture is generally inclusive.
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.