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South32

3.9
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

South32 Reviews

Based on 16 surveyed graduates working at South32. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
3.9
Based on 16 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The culture and people part of South32 is the best. There are a number of opportunities to learn and grow within the business. It is relatively easy to transition. Although, it depends on how eager you are to expand your knowledge.
  • The challenges that are presented to you in both a technical and teamwork context. Everyone is willing to help, especially if you are a new graduate (such as myself), which accelerates your growth and learning. It (Worsley) is an excellent place to work for an engineer as it has nearly every unit operation available onsite.
  • The people and the flexible working hours. The people here are very friendly and supportive.
  • The different types of work and projects that I was able to be a part of were amazing. I had the opportunity to work with a great amount of cross-functional teams to learn from each and everyone's experience. The flexible arrangement is also a great benefit. Being able to balance my working week with working from home and the office has been a great addition to my career.
  • The FIFO roster would be great for people who like to travel. The culture here is great - everyone is friendly. Given a lot of responsibility quickly.
  • The ability to move to different teams can sometimes be difficult depending on the number of people in each team.
  • Employee benefits. We don't get many benefits as compared to other companies.
  • The 12hour days and isolation from home during FIFO weeks
  • The company culture i.e. pressure on production, stress, expected workloads and timeframes. Seemingly constant reshuffling of staff structure and staff turnover.
  • Sometimes learning opportunities are hard to come by

What Insiders Say

7
Career Prospects
7
Career Prospects
Graduate process engineer>process engineer> then senior process engineer or coordinator and then superintendent on a team. Building your technical skills and relationships are key to moving up the ranks.
7.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
The company is committed to meeting net zero emissions by 2050 and work in the technical department has already begun to meet those goals. The company is also committed to the implementation of electric vehicles onsite and the hiring of more women and indigenous people.
7.1
Culture
7.1
Culture
Really good as they are really inclusive.
8.4
Diversity
8.4
Diversity
There is a lot of diversity and support for everyone in the workplace, no matter who you are.
7.7
Satisfaction
7.7
Satisfaction
As a graduate, I was on rotations with 5 different teams. Moreover, I am fortunate to have a great team at site, who helped me find my niche within the domain of Cyber security. I have lead few different stream projects within Worsley Technology team. As I progressed, I was giving responsibilities and eventually I was tasked to lead my own projects.
7.6
Management
7.6
Management
I have been very satisfied with the management. We work very closely together on many projects and they have supported my greatly in my developed. They are very easy to talk to, and are always willing to provide the necessary feedback and recognition.
7.1
Office Work Environment
7.1
Office Work Environment
They are all really good. Located in the city which is really nice (lots of food option for lunch, and it's right beside woolies too in case you want to buy some snacks during the day). Facilities are really good as well (nice coffee machine, a vast range of teas, shower area with shampoo, body wash, towels, etc. provided). Dress code is semi-casual which is really nice.
7.7
Recruitment
7.7
Recruitment
Quick and efficient
8
Salary
8
Salary
As a grad, the starting pay is relatively good.
6.3
Training
6.3
Training
Internal training is very accessible and I have already obtained a number of internal competencies including various equipment operation, work unaccompanied, etc. I have also been afforded a few external training competencies as well including ICAM (incident investigation) and other safety training programs required for my position.
7.9
Work Hours
7.9
Work Hours
Really flexible, your one up doesn't monitor your hours/ As long as you get the work done then you're good.
6.7
Sustainability
6.7
Sustainability
This is important to my company due to the industry they operate in. I have actively seen the company engage in reducing its impact on the environment