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GHD Australia

4.1
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

GHD Australia Reviews

Based on 54 surveyed graduates working at GHD Australia. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.1
Based on 54 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • GHD provide a workplace that I feel comfortable in. It enables me to be myself and produce my best work.
  • Range of opportunities, training and development, social aspect, people.
  • Amazing company culture and encouragement to push yourself.
  • Great people, interesting work.
  • The great people, it is a fun place to work. Lots of variety in the work that you do, working for a big company you are able to be challenged and take on bigger projects.
  • "Reasonable overtime" is up to 45 hours per week. Not exclusive to GHD, its common in all consultancy environments. Can be a high-stress job
  • Lots of people, easy to become just a number.
  • The work is utilisation based - slow periods can be concerning, as you are meant to be hitting utilisation targets
  • The long working hours when multiple proposals are due on the same day.
  • My team currently has structural issues re skill levels so that there are very few mid career people to dedicate enough time in developing graduates as the senior/principal engineers are often to busy/expensive to do so.

What Insiders Say

7.5
Career Prospects
7.5
Career Prospects
Promotions and career progression are severely limited during the first 3 years as a grad.
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
GHD sponsors employees to work overseas on Australian Aid projects through RedR.
8.5
Culture
8.5
Culture
The company has a great culture. There are activities and events run all the time that benefit all employees and their different fields of interest. The business structure and hierarchy are very fluid with people moving in and out of management positions every 5 or so years to keep it fresh. My immediate team is great to work with. There are a number of different personalities that mix well to create a good working environment. It is easy to get work done efficiently and happily within this environment. As stated before, there are many events where it is possible to socialise with other employees and let your hair down.
8.8
Diversity
8.8
Diversity
GHD encourages diversity and makes a conscious effort to employ people from a diverse background. Including working with refugee and indigenous employment groups.
7.9
Satisfaction
7.9
Satisfaction
Report writing. Assisting other colleagues. Proposal preparation.
8
Management
8
Management
Yes. Good feedback and recognition.
7.9
Office Work Environment
7.9
Office Work Environment
Smart-casual dress. Collared shirt and chino's or dress pants for men. Casual Fridays. Office location and features are very modern and spacious.
8.1
Recruitment
8.1
Recruitment
The hiring process at GHD is very similar to all the other companies in the industry. There is an initial application followed by a video interview then a face-to-face interview. It was typical enough, yet the video interview can be quite challenging. I think I asked about the culture and what kind of work I would be doing and what career opportunities separate GHD from its competitors. For the video interview think about the kinds of questions that might be asked and prepare some responses. For the face to face, interview try to be yourself and try not to be too nervous.
6.3
Salary
6.3
Salary
Good events and networking opportunities.
7.7
Training
7.7
Training
Good public speaking training, and client interaction.
7
Work Hours
7
Work Hours
They say flexible working, but you must still put 8 hours in your time sheet for everyday.
6.9
Sustainability
6.9
Sustainability
Paperless company, no use of paper, all done on the computer. Low-use power monitors.