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Saab Australia Reviews
Reviews by Saab Australia graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.5GradAustralia surveyed 11 graduates working at Saab Australia. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 11 responses.
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- The people are incredibly open to helping and sharing knowledge, it makes it very easy to learn.
- The people are so friendly and helpful. Lot's of social activities.
- Supportive and friendly environment with good work-life balance
- Saab provides a fantastic professional development program for graduates. The people in the organisation are generally very welcoming and interested in sharing knowledge and developing your skill set. An extra two weeks of leave is also very nice.
- The pay is a little bit lower than some other companies in the same area.
- The work can be slow-moving and not very challenging
- Some work processes are still being developed and implemented as the company scales further.
- The distance it is located from the CBD.
- longer than normal work hours.
What insiders say about…
I perform a variety of tasks such as software development, documentation, testing and code reviews.
Lots of socialising. We have a social club that the company puts money into. They organise events for and is run by employees. The culture at this company is terrific.
There was a written application which required my resume and answers to a few questions. There was then a group assessment day which consisted of a group interview and then an individual interview. The group interview consisted of splitting the group into two small teams where we competed in two tasks; a tower build and debate. The individual interview was with a senior engineer and HR rep and went for about half an hour.
There were questions about: my engineering experience, general area of interest, work preference in the company, benefit I could bring to the company, difference between me and other candidates, how I would overcome shortfalls in my capability, where I seen my future, and how I deal with complicated social situations.
For the group interview, show flexibility, plan for contingency, rely on the other candidates expertise, and identify your short falls. For the individual interview; as an intern or grad, you are not being hired to fill a specific role in the company so identify what makes you unique compared to the other candidates/employees and highlight how that would benefit the company.
Work hours are quite flexible as long as you're working 40 hours a week. It's nice to be able to work a couple of extra hours when you can to be able to take that time off another day.
Saab seems to pay in line with what is generally expected from an engineering organisation. In general Saab does not pay yearly bonuses but has annual salary reviews.
Two extra weeks of leave is very nice.
Management seems balanced and provide me with good support
Starting at the company and going into the Maritime area, we were given 2 months of training to learn background knowledge and company specific practices. This really allowed me to hit the ground running when I joined my team. Aside from that I've completed an external training course (on ADA) that was organised by the company.
I think you have to be driven and determined, and also have been here for a while.
In terms of diversity, I haven't noticed any discrimination in recruitment, there seem to be many ethnicities and religions represented. I can't really comment on sexuality as I've never been asked about it, although I guess that speaks for itself. The employee retention rate is quite high, and I haven't seen anyone leave with there being bad blood. As far as I can tell promotion is based on experience and merit. Maternity leave seems to be well supported, I haven't heard any complaints about it from the people I know that have taken it.
There are tours of our facility given to schools/students of varying backgrounds.
The are very active in this space. Last year for example, they sponsored the Invictus games and sent a number of employees to act as officials for the games.
The office is nice, just could be located closer to the CBD. The dress code is sort of chose your own, but most people wear business attire - no one wears ties though. We do casual Fridays too, which is fun.
Nothing amazing that I've seen but we have recycling bins and turn off appliances over the holidays etc.Join us to bookmark!
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