long hours, no family life.
Poor, chaotic and reactionary Management style.
A lot of management decisions (eg, taking on new staff) get sent to senior management in Australia, causing massive problems.
PFI contracts were completed on time and on budget because the buildings were not actually finished; and many contractors were not paid, to the detriment for the maintenance teams trying maintain them.
Job interviews not required, if you manage to turn up to work a few days a week, we will give you a job.
Qualifications can be got later on, ever heard of short courses, who needs engineering apprenticeships.
As a result the only staff who stay are the ones who cant get a job anywhere else.
No professional development, unless someone quits and we need a replacement quick, see above about qualifications.
Health and safety is non existent, keeps the costs down.