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Google

Technology
1000+ staff

Google

IT/Technology

"Good place to grow your career"

Pros
  • No need to worry about politics
  • My manager is a genius and understands the hard work I put in
  • Great collaborative team spirit
Cons
  • Nothing – believe the hype, it really is a great place to work!
Boost Juice

Food & Beverage
1000+ staff

Boost Juice

Customer Service

"Healthy juice, healthy workplace"

Pros
  • Supportive managers
  • My diet improved immeasurably
  • Positive vibes
Cons
  • Got monotonous after a while
  • Rostering was unpredictable sometimes
Virgin Active

Health Club
1000+ staff

Virgin Active

Customer Service

"I love the enthusiasm of everyone here"

Pros
  • Working with great people in a fun environment
  • Great benefits, and working at a place like this, you stay fit
Cons
  • Nothing, I loved working there! Looking forward to returning after maternity leave.
CSIRO

Government
1000+ staff

CSIRO

Science

"Full of brilliant people striving to solve big problems"

Pros
  • Well equipped, clean laboratories and workshops
  • Flexible working arrangements and a 35 hr week
Cons
  • Low pay, and job security is not great with the ever impending threat of budget cuts
Max Brenner

Food & Beverage
300 – 400 staff

Max Brenner

Customer Service

"Good times"

Pros
  • Diverse workplace, free staff meals on every break, plus other perks!
  • Flexible rostering made life easy
Cons
  • Not much room to advance career
  • It's hard to resist chocolate. I put a lot of weight on. A lot.
Atlassian

Technology
1000+ staff

Atlassian

IT/Technology

Great place to grow your career

Pros
  • Work with smart people at the top of their game
  • Supportive environment, nice to work with people who know what they're doing
  • Supportive of family commitments, work-life balance, etc
Cons
  • Only a few products to work on, and making constant infinitesimal changes on them can get tiresome
Esmerald Media Group

Publishing
<16 staff

Esmerald Media Group

Marketing

The worst three months of my life. Just nasty.

Pros
  • It was at least a foot in the door to a career in marketing
Cons
  • Management were not only completely incompetent, they were also extremely mean
  • Ruthlessly long hours for very bad money
  • The manager would bring her dog into the office and sometimes it would poop on the carpet
  • Working on very spammy low quality products was soul destroying
Runway

Publishing
80 staff

Runway Magazine

Publishing

Ruined my personal life for very little in return

Pros
  • Really learned a lot about fashion, had a complete makeover and scored a few pairs of Monolos and Jimmy Choos
Cons
  • The chief editor was very difficult to work with, she once demanded I obtain the next unpublished Harry Potter manuscript!
  • I had trouble fitting in with the other gossipy fashionista colleagues
Initech

Technology
80 staff

Initech

Technology

A painfully banal existence

Pros
  • Great co-workers
  • I was promoted easily
  • Sometimes I went fishing on my lunch break
Cons
  • My boss Bill Lumbergh was a total drag, he would come over at 5pm and ask me to work back all the time
  • The TPS reports were so tedius
  • The photocopier always jammed
  • No job security
maggies farm

Agriculture
20 staff

Maggie's Farm

Agriculture

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more

Pros
  • I got to sing whilst working
Cons
  • I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more ell, he puts his cigar out in your face just for kicks
  • Well, I try my best o be just like I am ut everybody wants you o be just like them hey sing while you slave and I just get bored

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