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Aurecon Australia

4.1
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Aurecon Australia Reviews

Based on 65 surveyed graduates working at Aurecon Australia. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.1
Based on 65 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Supportive environment. Lots of opportunities and encouragement for training and career development, plenty of different work streams, informal networking events. Many offices mean there's chances for people to move to new areas for interesting and exciting projects.
  • People genuinely care for you and your wellbeing. Most of the people I have worked with have great work ethics. Approachable and knowledgeable colleagues. Great social life, through emerging professional network (called Limelight) and company events. People don't consider you as a graduate but as a member of the team. They give you the opportunities to develop your career or extracurricular aspirations. Very supportive team.
  • The company is very caring about my well-being. They are very considerate and always understanding. The work I do is very interesting, and I am learning a lot. A lot of my university work applies and is useful in understanding the task at hand.
  • Interesting and diverse work. Part of a team that pushes my limits, but also supports me and ensures that I always swim and never sink!
  • Awesome work-life balance. Flexible arrangements are available. Very creative and innovative for an engineering firm.
  • The learning and growth opportunities that are available to me. I love that I am not just pigeon-holed in one area and that those around me provide me opportunities to explore different areas of work.
  • As a company, the bar is set so high in terms of diversity and inclusion, equality and digital work practices that it gives us permission to complain about things we wouldn't at other companies.
  • Office culture is moving towards flexible working. Still transitioning away from watching the clock. Flat hierarchy, particularly good for young professionals. Socialising is up to the individual and their teams.
  • Sometimes a lack of support or understanding of lack of experience. Graduates tend to have to 'do their time' in the tougher field roles until they gain experience and become more senior.
  • My work is usually interesting and varied with multiple projects at once, but sometimes there are some less exciting things that just need to be done as with any job.
  • The downtime, sometimes there are periods where I don’t have any work and have to look for things to do.

What Insiders Say

7.3
Career Prospects
7.3
Career Prospects
There is a clear structure for promotion through the levels within each team and the wider business. These are tracked in meetings with your line manager (these can be as frequent or infrequent as you and your manager like) and are made quite clear and accessible.
7.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
The company supports socially responsible companies/ organisations such as Engineers Without Borders, Power of Engineering, and has fundraising events throughout the year. It could improve by actively encouraging staff to participate in not-for-profit companies working with disadvantaged communities or working with cubbies with a strong focus on socially disadvantaged groups.
8.2
Culture
8.2
Culture
Our Resources and Manufacturing unit is very friendly and we will often hang out at the office during breaks or outside of work to catch up. Our unit is also multi-disciplined, meaning I am not only friends with other structural engineers but also mechanical and electrical engineers.
8.7
Diversity
8.7
Diversity
Good mix of minorities overall. As a woman, I have only ever been treated with respect, and have never been talked down to. There are women within my team with leadership positions while working part-time to stay home with children. My line manager is openly LGBTI+.
7.8
Satisfaction
7.8
Satisfaction
I am given responsibilities to work on all sorts of projects of different shapes and sizes, and often given deliverables that I am personally responsible for.
8
Management
8
Management
Very satisfied. They are great people. Very knowledgeable and very caring.
8.2
Office Work Environment
8.2
Office Work Environment
The office has pretty much anything you need, including showers and storage spaces. It is located close to shops, transport, and places to eat.
7.7
Recruitment
7.7
Recruitment
I was working under the supervision of one team member who seemed to take a liking to my work, then asked if I would like to work at Aurecon. I then had a coffee catch-up with the team leader with the expectation that if that went well, I would have a more formal interview. I remained under that impression until I received a phone call asking when I could start.
7.2
Salary
7.2
Salary
Pay seems to be equitable and the review process is very clear, with goal setting for each financial year to map progress.
7.9
Training
7.9
Training
I am quite satisfied with our training programmes at my company. We have a training portal available to all employees where we can choose to undertake further training in the areas that interest us.
8.6
Work Hours
8.6
Work Hours
Work is standard 38 hours a week. As long as the work is done, the time can be balanced. I like it very much. Let’s me be productive, at the same time spending time with my family.
7.5
Sustainability
7.5
Sustainability
There is still paper involved, but as an engineering firm, there are still times where the paper is much more preferable to electronic. My company’s real efforts are in the work we produce where environmental concerns are considered across the vast majority of our projects.