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Updated Jul 5, 2014

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    Diversity of work and experiences is the major attraction.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can easily move from one dept to another and get very different experiences in indifferent places. As expected with public service, very flexible environment and good working conditions.

    ConsVarying quality of managers and supervisors. Can be very difficult if you strike a not so good manager. Relatively few options for career beyond a certain level (compared with private sector).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, lots of change.

    ConsThe size restricts opportunities for personal development and progression.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rigid structure

    Contractor (Former Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsRelaxed atmosphere and very flexible management.

    ConsNo incentives to perform better than the absolute necessary. Plagued with inefficiency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReassess KPI and incentives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The work is diverse, you can find roles in lots of different fields.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking on nationally important projects and issues that help people. Canberra is a fantastic place to live.

    ConsYour level of work satisfaction will depend a lot on the quality of your manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit better managers. Find out what their staff think about them, not just what superiors think they know - there are a lot of people who are great at selling themselves well to their upper management but who don't manage their staff or projects well. Don't use communications as just a publishing unit at the end. Get a good communications person and you will get a good strategist who can really add value to your policy agenda.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting but no jobs

    Finance Officer (Current Employee) Canberra (Australia)

    ProsFriendly people, variety of work.

    ConsGovernment reducing all the service areas

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Australian Government has some tremendous challeneges

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSecurity, flexibility. Interesting when working directly for programs

    ConsBureaucratic. Siloed thinking and many people with only government experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in career management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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