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Reviews by South32 graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.1GradAustralia surveyed 7 graduates working at South32. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 7 responses.
- Flexibility to choose your own career path, support to follow that direction. A variety of different roles within a graduate program. The people I work with are the best.
- Opportunity to work in different areas and enabled to pursue interests aligned to your career goals and personal values.
- Flexibility, I enjoyed the people I work with
- Good environment. Most inclusive mine that I've experienced. Employees seem to have a happy home and healthy relationships.
- Company values, colleagues, exposure to interesting projects, company direction at an executive level
- The graduate program continues to grow, towards the beginning of my employment there was little structure, although this is improving
- The lack of diversity in age and cultural background.
- It would be good to talk to more people who have just gone through/going through the grad program
- Often work overtime (more like shift work) and don't get paid for it.
- Travel for work (long hours), salary is low compared with peers
What insiders say about…
As a weekly scheduler: - Scheduling weekly plan(s) for the drill and blast team - Direction of the plans - Coordinate with Supervisors as to the locations of the machinery/blasting - Meeting rollouts of plans as well as pre planning meetings.
It is very rare for people to work additional hours; this makes for an exceptional work life balance. The structure and hierarchy are empowering - anyone can talk to anyone. There are no restrictions nor rules when communicating with people above you, and the people at the upper levels all welcome interaction and feedback. This is refreshing. Many of my colleagues have become friends, and people readily welcomed me to their existing friendship groups.
Very stock standard interview and assessment process. The assessments the same as all the other graduate programs (Numerical, literacy and logical reasoning). The interview process was very good though. I was interviewed by a HR representative and a superintendent. The superintendent actually looked through my CV and ask me questions about what I had done in my previous roles, which was good as compared to other companies
Behavioural style interview questions based around the values. (I was hired before the demerger therefore the question would have changed due to the demerger) However, one of my interviews (the superintendent) actually asked about my previous roles and took interest in what I have previously done which was actually something different.
Tips: 1) Have a range of examples other than university exams when in the interview process. Think about your part time work, sports clubs etc. There is a lot of examples to give rather than ones of university examples 2) Be confident in yourself. 3) Prepare, Prepare, Prepare. Prepare your answers for a range of interview questions. Prepare answering them. Know about the company, what the company is doing on the ASX, financial statements, future plans etc. 4) Be yourself and smile.
We work an extra hour every day to get every second Friday off, which is great. There is the extra overtime here and there but it really varies with roles.
I feel fairly paid and there are changes to make it more distributed to ensure everyone is paid fairly, which I strongly support.
Education assistance program. They are currently helping me pay for my MBA.
Managers are very accessible, but (in my case) not always in tune to anything more than work-related tasks. Praise and recognition is not often noticeable within our group, though this is certainly not the case across the entire company.
No official training programmes at the company, although I have been able to undertake external training
A big downside is that the promotion possibilities are not well communicated and there is no clear path communicated.
Currently, there is a significant push to improve diversity at the company. Most conversation about diversity focuses on gender diversity, but there is a broad push to improve
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