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John Holland

3.9
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

John Holland Reviews

Based on 21 surveyed graduates working at John Holland. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
3.9
Based on 21 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Great company culture, looking after employees
  • Diversity of work and great colleagues.
  • The wide range of experience / different activities I have received on the one project.
  • A lot of experience, knowledge to be gained. Learning on the job Great graduate program with dedicated courses, learning modules and networking events.
  • Salary package is very attractive.
  • Working on Projects in different States. Being able to work across multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Long working hours and lack of knowledge sharing.
  • The failure to be rotated through the graduate program to experience different projects. The lack of acknowledgement from John Holland for the hours and time committed to the job.
  • The lack of focus on emerging technologies
  • Some graduates were not allowed to rotate as often as stated in their graduate program brochure (6 months per rotation) Quality of teams differs from project to project
  • Working for a rail business means there is a need for night shifts, weekend shifts and long periods of long shifts. It is not all the time, but it is also not a rare occurrence.
  • Could be pigeon-holed or just become a number.

What Insiders Say

7.1
Career Prospects
7.1
Career Prospects
There has been progress over the past month in a potential promotion but it is still yet to be seen.
6.9
Corporate Social Responsibility
6.9
Corporate Social Responsibility
Due to the nature of the work JH performs, its CSR is not always in front of mind. However, I think promoting a diverse skill set among its people (through performing CSR projects) would be a great way to improve this area.
7.3
Culture
7.3
Culture
Close knit team and very friendly. Open and honest communication. Ratio of 10% woman and 90% Close-knitr as a female I feel included, safe and enjoy working here.
7.7
Diversity
7.7
Diversity
Recruitment quotas are applied to meet diversity targets.
7.8
Satisfaction
7.8
Satisfaction
Most days at work are enjoyable onsite. It gets hard at times after 12-hour days & 6 day weeks. With night shift rotation every 2 weeks.
7.4
Management
7.4
Management
Managers are excellent and even higher up the line still, have time to briefly mentor and explain things.
7.6
Office Work Environment
7.6
Office Work Environment
Due to the nature of project work, most spaces are temporary site offices, so the location and facilities are not great. Head office is nice. The dress code is PPE for on-site, business casual for office work on projects, and business for head office.
7.3
Recruitment
7.3
Recruitment
The hiring process took about four months for me. While it was longer than I expected, the HR team were good at contacting me about its progression and it was done in a professional manner.
7.2
Salary
7.2
Salary
Pay is good, and it is standardised across all graduates for the first two years. Bonuses are not large in our industry, but the pay makes that ok.
7.1
Training
7.1
Training
Graduate Program provides plenty of training. Depending on certain projects, there are training programs
5.2
Work Hours
5.2
Work Hours
The hours are fairly long, but this is standard for the construction industry. There is a bit of flexibility in terms of getting a few hours off for the following examples (i.e. getting your car to the mechanic, going to the bank before it closes). It is also largely dependent on the size of the team and the urgency of meeting deadlines.
7.3
Sustainability
7.3
Sustainability
Good general requirements across the company. Works with clients to improve environmental outcomes.