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TasNetworks

4.3
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

TasNetworks Reviews

Based on 6 surveyed graduates working at TasNetworks. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.3
Based on 6 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Supportive of personal and professional development; Good support group and genuinely nice colleagues; Good range of business departments for choice of career.
  • Mentoring, people.
  • The people that you work with and the opportunities that are at your disposal.
  • The learning opportunities.
  • Autonomy and freedom.
  • The only negative would be the fact that the company is going through change currently after a recent merger. A lot of computer systems are changing as well as some of the processes, leaving a few people 'unhappy' which is slowing down workflow.
  • Restrictive in opportunities, very slow for work to progress.
  • Poor work ethic amongst a few employees.
  • The red tape and inability to effect change.

What Insiders Say

6.8
Career Prospects
6.8
Career Prospects
There are ample opportunities for young engineers to secure full time engineering positions.
8
Corporate Social Responsibility
8
Corporate Social Responsibility
A lot to do with wildlife protection recently which I believe is fantastic. Especially since we do a lot of damage to large birds of prey, which we are constantly trying to reduce.
7.3
Culture
7.3
Culture
I find the culture a very professional one but at the same time joyful. The areas of the business I have worked seems to have a lot of teamwork and cooperation where the main objective is to get the work done safely.
7.5
Diversity
7.5
Diversity
I believe that my company does everything that it can to encourage and introduce diversity into a traditionally non-diverse industry. TasNetworks employees people from diverse background and circumstances.
8.3
Satisfaction
8.3
Satisfaction
As a substations engineer, I review internal and external drawings, I assist in the development and delivery of the rolling works program and I offer technical assistance to key internal stakeholders regarding incident investigations and simply the condition of the company's assets.
7.8
Management
7.8
Management
There is a wide variety of management types at TasNetworks with similarly varying effectiveness.
8.3
Office Work Environment
8.3
Office Work Environment
Offices space, location and facilities are excellent. The dress code is highly variant across different sites within TasNetworks, the administration office is the most formal.
8.7
Recruitment
8.7
Recruitment
My personal experience was different from most, as I worked on my honours project with the company and then landed a graduate role through that after work experience. The current hiring process seems full on and I feel that it will be tailored every year to adjust the process to target the type of graduates that they are looking for. However, I would say not to judge the company on their hiring process, although this part is full on, the company is a relaxed and motivating environment to work in. To land the substations engineer role from the graduate role, some of the questions were: - talk about a safety incident you have witnessed; - talk about a time you have worked in a group situation; - talk about a time when you had to lead; - technical question associated with the role: how would you manage TasNetworks assets in the regulatory world that we are in? To be honest, I cannot remember the rest. Prepare, prepare, prepare. It is easy to tell apart the candidates that have prepared and those that haven't. Be innovative with any presentations you are assigned - think outside the box. Also be genuine - the process is designed to see if you fit in with the culture of the company and vice versa - if its not a good fit, you are unlikely to be happy coming to work each day.
8.3
Salary
8.3
Salary
The pay is competitive with the rest of the industry. Cake at every grad meeting, large grad program. Super supportive staff numbers.
8.7
Training
8.7
Training
There is a range of soft skills, such as communication, technical writing. Depending on the team leader you may be offered technical course training as well.
9.3
Work Hours
9.3
Work Hours
I work 37.5 hours per week and have a relatively flexible arrangement regarding start and finish times.
6.3
Sustainability
6.3
Sustainability
TasNetworks is looking to reduce car travel through Skype meetings and to increase material re-use and recycling.