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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…
There is a great variety of projects and pieces of work that are extremely interesting and rewarding to be a part of. Every role will also have some day-to-day tasks that can be trivial (however no more than any other workplace).
Great company culture. Everyone is really friendly and the workplace is flexible and inviting. Teamwork is key and everyone is happy to help out
Phone interview, psychometric assessment, Face to face interview. There has also been introduced a more targeted recruitment process including a work sample exercise including a presentation.
Questions about my previous work experience? projects I worked on, significant value adding tasks I performed for the business. Questions about what I can bring to the business Questions about my approach to a tricky social situation
Be yourself, talk to your strengths, come prepared with good examples of past project work and social dilemmas you overcame.
Company is super flexible. No expectation to work overtime unless a task must be completed. Flexible to start late etc.
Pay at my company is very good and above average.
Free tickets and vouchers when you are recognised to have put in extra effort and got results.
All managers (even senior managers) are extremely accessible to all employees, including grads. There is little separation between employees at different stages, and you will work closely with very experienced people regularly. Communication is very open, and constructive feedback is given freely.
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.
Internal promotion is often a preference to fill positions but it is also highly competitive, you need to have excelled in your current role and be good at networking with the right people, have a good development plan and be planting the right seeds to be considered for your next step in Marketing. In other functions it might be different but there are always several internal applicants when marketing roles become available.
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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