Rating Guide

We’ve put together this rating guide to help you understand the ratings and reviews on WorkplaceFit.

First things first: All ratings are based on Location

Businesses are rated based on their location, being the major cities/areas in Australia. This helps keeps things anonymous, but importantly, different workplaces for the same business can have different people, benefits and facilities, and can result in a substantially different experience. 

Overall Rating & Industry Rank
Culture Type, Strengths & Weaknesses
"Right Fit For"
Benefits
"Day in the Life"


Overall Rating & Industry Ranking

What does it mean?

Rating Scale

This is a general indicator of what past/present employees think/feel of the workplace. It’s great for a quick overview of the workplace.

Industry Rank: With enough reviews, a workplace will also have an Industry Rank, which allows you to compare the workplace’s overall rating with others in its Industry.

= Excellent

= Good

= Average

= Poor

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Culture Type, Strengths & Weaknesses

To find your fit, we classify workplace culture into one of three main Culture Types.  Some Workplaces can be a combination of cultures, so these are represented with multiple Culture Types.

For an understanding of each Culture type, read on...

Culture

Typical features

Collaborative

  • Shared leadership and group decision making
  • ‘Flat’ organisation structure
  • Agile and innovative
  • Encourage knowledge sharing
  • Relationship and communication focussed
  • Diverse views respected
  • Commitment team success, over one self

Entrepreneurial

  • High risk equals high reward
  • Flexible rules
  • Competition encouraged
  • Career path self-driven
  • Creative
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Emphasis on the future

Hierarchical

  • Formal structure and reporting lines
  • Well-defined processes and policies
  • Decision making top down
  • Clear career and promotion paths
  • Corporate values over individuality
  • Rigid rules

Every workplace culture has its strengths and weaknesses as well - it’s important that you are aware of these when considering a workplace.

  • Strengths: Major elements of the culture where past/present employees enjoy or think are carried out well
  • Weaknesses: Major elements of the culture where past/present employees do not enjoy or think aren’t carried out well 

 


 "Right Fit For"

For Workplaces with enough reviews, the "Right Fit For" section is available, and helps you find your fit, based on recommendations by the WorkplaceFit community.

Generation

Typical features

Baby Boomer

  • Strong work ethic ‘workaholics’
  • Demands quality
  • Fights for 'the cause'
  • Seeks personal fulfilment 

Generation X

  • Self-reliant
  • Welcomes diversity
  • Wants structure and direction
  • Sceptical of rules
  • Pragmatic

Generation Y

  • Forward looking
  • Goal oriented
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Tenacious
  • Multi-taskers

Generation I
(Also known as Generation Z)

  • Tech Savvy
  • Information driven
  • Requires instant results
  • Self directed
  • Social, but not team player 

 


Benefits

The Benefits section shows ratings of the employee benefits offered by the business, as rated by past/present employees.

Benefit

What does it rate?

Rating scale

Salary & Financial Rewards

Monetary rewards, for example:

  • Salary
  • Bonus
  • Superannuation
  • Car Allowance, Park
  • Mobile Phone, Laptop etc.
  • Salary Packaging
  • Shares
  • Employee Discounts / Entertainment
  • Referral Program

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= Good

= Average

= Poor

= Terrible

Leave & Flexible Work Options

Work life balance options, for example:

  • Flexible work options
    • Work at Home
  • Leave Options
    • Annual Leave
    • Sick / Carer Leave
    • Parental Leave
    • Leave for Purchase
    • Study / Exam Leave
    • Long-Service Leave

= Excellent

= Good

= Average

= Poor

= Terrible

Career & Training Opportunities

Career opportunities & professional advancement, for example:

  • Promotion Opportunities
  • Graduate Program
  • Training
    • In-house Training
    • External Training
    • Education Subsidy
  • Travel/Expat Opportunities
  • Job Rotation / Sharing
  • Mentoring

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= Good

= Average

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Workplace Surrounds & Tools

Physical working environment for example:

  • Work location and surrounds
  • Quality of tools / desks
  • Meals / refreshments

 

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= Good

= Average

= Poor

= Terrible

 

Health & Well-Being

Employee initiatives, for example:

  • Physical and mental health
    • Employee assistance scheme
    • Flu shots
  • Subsidised health insurance
  • Subsidised gym membership

 

= Excellent

= Good

= Average

= Poor

= Terrible

 

Community & Green Initiatives

"Giving back" initiatives, for example:

  • Community / volunteer work encouragement
  • Environmental and "Green" initiatives

= Excellent

= Good

= Average

= Poor

= Terrible

 


"Day in the Life"

Wouldn’t it be nice to 'try before you buy'? The "Day in the Life" section provides a snapshot into a typical day in the workplace, based on real experiences by past/present employees. It provides you with some commonly asked questions and answers about daily life in the workplace, so you don’t have to ask at the interview!

 

 

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