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Reviews by DuluxGroup graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.5GradAustralia surveyed 7 graduates working at DuluxGroup. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 7 responses.
- Supportive, internal promotion culture, focus on developing people
- Great variety of work, with many experienced and supportive people to help you learn.
- The opportunities to grow within the business.
- Flexibility and opportunities provided
- The company values its people and treats them fairly and generously.
- As a grad, some work and tasks can seem insubstantial.
- The induction process into DuluxGroup. The ongoing learning and training provided within our roles could improve.
- Still developing its own ability/standards around some technical areas.
What insiders say about…
Great room to grow and explore in my role
The culture is one of inclusion, dedication and enthusiasm. Most people don't see this as 'just a job' and are genuinely invested in the success of the business.
Very thorough and rigorous. There were many steps, and the whole process took some time to complete.
Nothing out of the ordinary. Mostly questions that allow you to demonstrate you already have some knowledge of the company, and why you want to work here. Also, questions require you to respond with examples from previous experience, where you've demonstrated positive behavior (e.g. initiative, perseverance etc.).
Do some background research on the company. Know it's brand's, values, financials, and current focus (e.g. financial result from last year, new paint factory being built etc.). Also be prepared with examples of situations where have demonstrated the company's values in previous work or study.
Flexible but within reason.
Currently I am on graduate salary. Due to this I feel I put in a lot more hours than what I am paid for however I do love my job and I know the opportunities that will arise.
My line manager is great and I'm encouraged to seek formal and informal mentors internally and externally. We have a whole site meeting bi-monthly where you are given the opportunity to hear from a senior executive and get an overview of what is happening in the business. Performance feedback is managed formally at a mid-year and end of year review and informally you can seek feedback at any time. In the grad program we are taught how to elicit constructive feedback from people.
I have done a huge amount of formal and informal training from: Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving and Decision Making Franklin Covey Interaction Essentials & Productivity Workshops Lean Manufacturing training programs from TXM and CTPM Informal training by getting hands on experience with trades and factory operators, as well as contractors. Pulled aside by my manager to just 'go and observe' a person/activity so I can pass on future knowledge.
If you work hard and are a loyal employee there is room to move.
Our business has a 70 - 30 split men - women in our business and most of the senior positions are white men in their 40-50's, there is also some stigma around being 'old enough' to hold certain positions. I believe most of this is a legacy of the past 20 or so years and they are actively trying to diversify, bullying is not tolerated here and I believe the culture is to accept everyone and respect their views, there is a part of our contract that we sign to not discriminate based on ethnicity, gender, religion, ethics etc. More women have joined the organisation, especially in senior business roles in the last few years - so this is positive change rather than the legacy. There are examples of relatively young people managing large portfolios in senior roles, as long as they have the right skills, knowledge and experience. They are well supported.
My employer expects each employee to participate in community projects and encourages involvement in extracurricular charities. They also run fundraisers for popular foundations such as Beyond Blue and Cancer Council.
You need to drive here, it is difficult to take public transport but there is parking for everyone. The location is good for me but not central for many people. There is an onsite cafe, the technology is always adequately provided and there's kitchenettes and toilets on every floor. People are able to dress fairly relaxed (corporate casual) or as corporate as they like, Friday is a casual day in our department. Men often wear shirts and pants but not really ties or jackets. Women often wear business skirts or slacks and a neat top, jeans are not really acceptable except on Fridays, but it is more of an unspoken rule.
Considering we are a large manufacturer and produce / use chemicals that are harmful to the environment, I don't think our company puts enough emphasis on being green (or promoting it, anyway). I think this definitely needs improvement.Join us to bookmark!
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