GradAustralia surveyed 7 graduates working at Toll . Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 7 responses.
The diversity of the speciality of my company due to its size. The people are lovely as well.
The culture is good here, everyone is friendly and willing to help each other.
Rotations across different sites every three months
Toll gives me the opportunity to work in a large variety of different sectors and areas. This variety keeps the work fresh, and the learning constant.
The variety of work and diversity is something I like most about working at Toll. Everyday brings a new challenge and makes you think differently. It is a very fast paced environment and you have to work with members from senior management to staff working on the floor!
Some of the systems and software need to be updated to reduce the amount of manual work and improve efficiency.
Uncertainty in the business can sometimes hinder work or project development.
The company is going through a huge transformation, due to which there is resistance amongst staff (in certain divisions). This uncertainty can have a negative impact on the way you think about your career. But this situation can teach us a lot too.
Slow and old software interfaces, internet, not thinking of automating
The recruitment process consisted of online testing, a video interview, an assessment center, and finally an interview. The process was very professional, and Toll did a fantastic job in notifying all applicants promptly of the outcome.
They were mostly behavioural based questions, like why do you want to work for Toll? What do you think about team work? What do you think is necessary to be successful at workplace/business? If you meet a difficult team member how would you cope with that? etc.
Do your research about the company and what they do. Research growth areas and sectors and show your knowledge in the interview. Don't be afraid or shy - you are there to show them why you're a perfect candidate.
Development workshops in between each rotation are very useful for character building and adapting to change. I have also learnt quite a lot about management skills and office dynamics through my work.
They have been designing trucks that can run more efficiently with lesser fuel, same with ships - trying to incorporate innovative technology to reduce the consumption of fuel. Unfortunately in the offices they still use a lot of paper. This hopefully changes with the transformation happening so that everything can move to a digital platform.