Origin Energy Reviews

Updated 21 Jul 2020

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3.2
49%
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84%
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Origin Energy Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Frank Calabria  (no image)
Frank Calabria
71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Flexibility, can work from home, take care of work life balance(in 32 reviews)

  • "Good flexible working environment and atmosphere in most teams(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Regular company restructures and cost-saving drives(in 11 reviews)

  • "not helpful team leader or manager(in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Solid"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great to ride the wave of the boom, lucrative salaries and career progression

    Cons

    market has contracted now lots of people fighting for the same jobs

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  2. "OK company, depends on which division you are in. Highly hierarchical and slow"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Work life balance -Flexible working -Pay very well

    Cons

    -Slow -Heirarchical -Not diverse- lots of middle-aged white men in management positions -Not values driven -Political in-fighting


  3. COVID-19

    "Amazing company, If you're from Melbourne."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardship Officer in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They have geared up to allow consultants to work from home moving forward, even past COVID-19

    Cons

    Career pathways do not exist in South Australia. It's clear that unless you're from Melbourne. Don't bother.

  4. "Mixed emotions"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great people, good working conditions, OK pay

    Cons

    constant change, lack of opportunity, difficult to make impact

  5. "Great culture and lovely people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Accountant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A company that cares for its employees and its customers. Fun loving teams and smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Not very challenging. Not enough space for growth.

  6. "N/A"

    3.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Melbourne

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, great opportunity to learn more about the industry

    Cons

    Not much learning support was given

  7. "Too much focus in brand & marketing"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    employment conditions, no work on weekends

    Cons

    only spend money on marketing

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  8. "Marketing at its best"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time

    Pros

    Salary, volunteering, some flexibility re work life balance but it seemed frowned upon when accessed.

    Cons

    Lip service to an open and communicative workplace. Seriously unhealthy.

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  9. "Good Company To Work For"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Origin Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good salary, good opportunities to move side ways for learning in other areas, things get done, very good work life balance

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to move up, job uncertainty because of the fluctuating oil and gas prices

  10. "Improving place to be"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cloud Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origin Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Origin has competitive pay compared to the market. While not a cutting edge company there is lots of opportunities to work on current tech if you are in the right team. Good flexible working options.

    Cons

    Highly political company where people are less interested in doing the right thing than they should be.

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