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Rheinmetall Defence Australia

4.5
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Rheinmetall Defence Australia Reviews

Based on 5 surveyed graduates working at Rheinmetall Defence Australia. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.5
Based on 5 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • I work in a great team on really interesting projects, and am given a lot of responsibility and freedom (but also can always ask for support and guidance when I need it).
  • Permanent, full-time work within an engineering company.
  • People are friendly and my tasks which I perform are diverse.
  • Exposure to many fields of work (e.g. project management, engineering, quality management).
  • The opportunity to learn skills and knowledge that is far beyond my degree. My colleagues have diverse backgrounds and together, offer me extreme growth and mentorship. I also highly appreciate the security of the job.
  • Sometimes it can be difficult to communicate and get the right information with multiple teams working in various countries on the same projects.
  • I am in a small new group away from the major company engineering teams, and have no electrical lead engineer.
  • Some of the tasks I perform are tedious.
  • A large focus on administrative tasks/paperwork.

What Insiders Say

7.6
Career Prospects
7.6
Career Prospects
Promotions seem to be granted in exceptional circumstances but good work does get appreciated.
7.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
RDA supports Veteran programs that focus on re-employing/empowering ex-military personnel.
9
Culture
9
Culture
It is a really comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Everyone at work is an early riser, so they're bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Everyone is focused when working, but you can ask anyone in the team a question and they are more than happy to help - I do this a lot as a newcomer. There is also a lot of banter and jokes which boosts the team’s morale. Every week we have casual loud shirt Friday, which has now spread from the Engineering corner into the rest of the company!
7.6
Diversity
7.6
Diversity
Rheinmetall has 40% women in their workforce which I highly support. As a female I feel extremely welcome and well represented, especially in the Engineering Design team.
8.6
Satisfaction
8.6
Satisfaction
I manage the technical development of my assigned mission systems. This includes managing engineering issues, configuration management, root causing quality issues, reviewing proposed design changes, assisting with verification engineering and assisting project management where required.
9
Management
9
Management
Very satisfied with my managers, they honestly care and want to support your success.
8
Office Work Environment
8
Office Work Environment
The location of the offices are a bit out of the way, but the facilities are good. I don't know if there is a formal dress code but it usually follows business casual (except for Hawaiian Shirt Fridays).
7.8
Recruitment
7.8
Recruitment
I was asked about my fundamental engineering knowledge and how I approach planning/running verification tests (note this was an application for a verification engineering role).
8.2
Salary
8.2
Salary
Pay is adjusted annually and seems to reflect performance.
7
Training
7
Training
I've been trained in various 3D modelling and GIS data pipelines, extensive experience with VBS development, as well as experience with programs such as Excel, word, etc.
9.8
Work Hours
9.8
Work Hours
Very flexible. As long as I do my hours each week I can form my own schedule, within reason.
6
Sustainability
6
Sustainability
There are some posters around the office promoting less paper/power usage but no one really enforcing them.