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Management at Downer Group
- Average rating for Management, based on 7 reviews8.2 / 10
How accessible are managers and do they make good mentors? You may want to address internal communication, performance feedback or praise and recognition.
Depends on the manager. Some are extremely good and provide continual feedback and provide direction with career.
Management are very open in communication. They often will offer constructive, useful feedback. This goes the entire way to the executive team - Downer has an executive mentoring program where the graduates can set meetings with an assigned executive mentor to learn from them.
Informal mentorship is quite good. Mentors work with lower level staff and talk, etc. Accessible to graduates.
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.