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SA Power Networks

4.8
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

SA Power Networks Reviews

Based on 5 surveyed graduates working at SA Power Networks. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.8
Based on 5 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • One of the best things about working at this company is all the amazing work opportunities. The company has a very positive working environment and all employees are extremely helpful and welcoming.
  • Opportunities to manage my own career development and challenge myself Support and mentoring from experienced staff and other graduates Team environment and sense of camaraderie among like-minded people who care about their work The feeling of doing something worthwhile.
  • Company's commitment to learning and development of all employees and allowing opportunities for development.
  • Work culture, job security.
  • Slow to implement change.
  • Working in an industry which is in the headlines for the wrong reasons can feel overwhelming, especially when something goes wrong and friends/family are upset or worried about it.
  • Limited exposure to civil and structural engineering works but is part of the industry and was aware of this before joining.
  • Nothing!

What Insiders Say

8.2
Career Prospects
8.2
Career Prospects
As a graduate you can only apply for non-graduate roles after two years, once that happens you are generally "snapped up" into a position which suits you (not necessarily the first one you apply for). After that you can get promotions once you have the necessary skills and experience.
9.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
We have an employee foundation and sponsorship program. Most importantly we do our core business in a responsible way as we provide an essential service. There is a genuine care for our customers and the state.
9.6
Culture
9.6
Culture
There is a lot of respect for everyone's knowledge and perspectives here. The senior staff have been around a long time and are always happy to share their stories with younger colleagues or help us out with making a decision. They are also keen to hear our perspectives and thoughts coming into the organisation as new graduates. The third-year and former graduates are supportive of the new graduates and helped us to settle in.
9.4
Diversity
9.4
Diversity
Unfamiliar with recruitment policies. Recent recruitment shows an increasing diversity amongst employees.
9
Satisfaction
9
Satisfaction
I work across two different teams. As a distribution planner I prepare plans for transferring load away from equipment for maintenance etc., assist with load forecasting, prepare specifications for substation upgrades and identify when the network needs to be augmented to accommodate customer loads. Mid-way through my current 6-month graduate rotation I was also given the opportunity to work in the generation planning team assessing embedded generation enquiries.
8.8
Management
8.8
Management
The managers at this company are very approachable and make great mentors.
8.8
Office Work Environment
8.8
Office Work Environment
The company's office spaces and facilities are excellent. The company is also located in a central location in Adelaide.
9.8
Recruitment
9.8
Recruitment
Quick process, one application and one interview. Few technical questions, focussed on interpersonal skills and problem solving. Ensure you have examples of good teamwork and problem solving.
9.6
Salary
9.6
Salary
It's enough to live a comfortable life and plan for the future. I enjoy the work for its own sake so as long as that's covered it's not a big factor. The bonus program is small but a good framework for personal development and getting feedback. Graduates are given the opportunity to move to country SA for six months if they want to work in a country depot for one rotation. They are assisted with accommodation and given an allowance to do this.
9.4
Training
9.4
Training
Technical training for graduates is done on-the-job through working with colleagues. I am also completing a Cert IV in Project Management. We have training sessions to assist us in our personal development (e.g. time management, teamwork) which I have found very helpful.
9.4
Work Hours
9.4
Work Hours
We have flexi time so I usually work an extra half hour each day so I can have a day off every now and then for commitments outside of work. I have been offered overtime but I get to choose when I do it and how much.
8.4
Sustainability
8.4
Sustainability
Expanding fleet of electric/hybrid vehicles.