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Tonkin + Taylor

4.6
  • #6 in Engineering consulting
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

Tonkin + Taylor Reviews

Based on 9 surveyed graduates working at Tonkin + Taylor. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.6
Based on 9 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Great culture, interesting work and projects, great people
  • Positive and caring culture
  • The variety of work, and the early responsibility you get in guiding your own development.
  • The company lets you pick the projects you are interested to work on. Flexible working hours are also really useful to balance commitments outside of work.
  • Great working culture. Helpful team. Opportunity to choose my own career path i.e. I can choose which areas of my discipline I want to work in and can even help on projects outside my discipline to gather work experience. I have the opportunity to work on large-scale projects.
  • Difficulty finding places to use my full skills
  • No structured graduate program
  • Lack of variety of work for junior staff
  • The culture of always having to 'find' work gets frustrating for forwarding workload planning.
  • Finding your own work can be difficult initially as you don't have the internal relationships

What Insiders Say

8.8
Career Prospects
8.8
Career Prospects
Many opportunities to move up. Hence why many stay here for decades.
8.5
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.5
Corporate Social Responsibility
Generally quite a focus on environmental issues. Donations toward initiatives to plant trees to restore waterways, e.g. I personally was involved in a tree-planting day.
9.7
Culture
9.7
Culture
Very positive and easy-going culture in and out of the office. The company is a 100% employee-owned so can feel that everyone wants the best for the company while caring for others
9
Diversity
9
Diversity
Great maternity and paternity leave for parents. Good level of diversity throughout the company, with working groups to further increase it.
8.6
Satisfaction
8.6
Satisfaction
Working on a range of diverse projects within different areas of my discipline. Managing my own workload and small projects. Supporting project managers and ensuring that projects are delivered on time.
9.1
Management
9.1
Management
Managers are basically wise peers. Quite hands-off, but very supportive and co-operative. I've never had any issues with unclear communication, everyone is super approachable.
8
Office Work Environment
8
Office Work Environment
Office space is moderate, could be perhaps a bit better. Location is prime. Facilities are OK (showers a big plus, there is also a cafe, and carparks). Dress code is mixed, some people dress rather formally most days (especially the managers) but others quite casually (e.g. short sleeved collared shirt for men). Friday is casual Friday, which I'd estimate about 3 in 5 participate in.
8.1
Recruitment
8.1
Recruitment
A bit about my personality/attitude toward working in teams. Some technical questions about my approach to machine learning, and overall skill-set. It's a while ago now, so I can't remember specifics.
8
Salary
8
Salary
Good starting salary. Progression of salary is largely determined by your performance. No bonuses for junior employees.
9
Training
9
Training
Formal training courses and on the job learning. Picked up lots of software skills (modelling software, excel, GIS, CAD), technical knowledge, project management skills, etc.
9
Work Hours
9
Work Hours
Quite flexible hours, you are trusted to complete your hours for the week, any extra overtime is paid for and is determined by you.
8
Sustainability
8
Sustainability
Have a sustainability "kakariki team" and sustainability consultants in the workplace.