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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…
I am in charge of coordinating and distributing national internal communications from head office marketing and sales teams out to the field teams (reps and store staff in both trade and retail businesses), I also develop demonstration material for our reps to train in store team members on our products.
As we are a small team in Cabot's we have a great culture. We are a very open team and communicate everyday. This is what sets us apart from other SBU's within DuluxGroup.
The hiring process took longer than expected. I had a phone interview, after waiting I was then invited to a formal interview with the Senior Brand Manager and Marketing Manager. After the formal interview I was chosen for a second interview with the National Sales Manager and Senior Brand Manager. After the second interview I had to complete a Chandler Macleod assessment. After this time, it had been a few months and I was offered another position, I had to make clear to DuluxGroup that I needed to know if I had the position or not as this was a very long process. They then organized for me to have a final interview with the General Manager which followed with me immediately heading to take a drug test to speed up the process. I think if it wasn't for me mentioning my other job offer this could have dragged on even longer.
A very broad range of questions. Communication, stakeholder management, time management and project management questions. Also marketing related questions.
I would research online the most common questions that are likely to arise for your job title. I would take the time to understand the values and behaviours required for DuluxGroup and make sure you are a good fit. I would also come prepared with questions to ask the interviewer.
Hours can be long and there is also a lot of time spent travelling. Working on a salary you are definitely putting in a lot more hours than what you are being paid for. Timelines can be highly demanding and require a lot of extra time.
I feel I am paid well for what I do, your work is reviewed annually and the opportunity to receive a pay rise is spoken about at review time (no lump sum bonus available for my particular role). Expectations are well documented and managed throughout the year and most people go into their review knowing whether they will receive a bonus or not for their work. Other awards and incentives are offered for exceptional work in your division (e.g. marketing professional of the year award) and for living out the business values.
If you have private health cover, they cover the gap in your insurance up to $1000 annually.
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.
We can go to our Training Academy to learn about our products, sessions are held for our customers frequently and we are encouraged to attend as many as we like. There are many avenues for development, I am in the graduate program which runs for 3 years and gives you access to a big network of other graduates and senior area experts in the business who run days on project management, finance fundamentals, working in a different function, presentation skills etc. The business also has programs to develop managers and develop time management skills. It is also encouraged to bring up external training or seminar opportunities that you think relevant to your job, I have attended several retailing excellence mornings where speakers present on topics they have experience in.
If you work hard and are a loyal employee there is room to move.
Dulux takes on people from many cultural backgrounds
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.
Clayton office space is great. Some other sites are a bit outdated.
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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