Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
3.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.dfat.gov.au Canberra, Australia 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Very diverse

Desk Officer (Current Employee)
Canberra (Australia)

I have been working at Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

ProsOpportunities are the world.
Strong culture for personal growth and hard work.
Opportunities to travel on postings around the world.

ConsPersonal management limited... managers limit people management skills in general.
Culture is structured centralised and traditional.
Obviously departmentalised and rigid corporate formation for results.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great, amazing work promoting Australia. Culture with middle managers need to improve with people management to enhance corporate culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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DFAT is a good place to work, provided you are interested in a career in International Relations rather than just a job.

Graduate (Current Employee)
Canberra (Australia)

I have been working at Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Pros: - Prospect of overseas posting to Embassies around the world. - Chance to undertake varied and (somewhat) interesting work. - Good opportunities for professional development - Excellent place… Cons: - A very hierarchical, bureaucratic and political workplace. - A lot of 'lifers' who are resident… Advice to Senior Management: Be less resistant to change. Pay more attention to the administration of the department (e.g. adopt standard… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Great first job

Visa Officer (Former Employee)
Dhaka (Bangladesh)

I worked at Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Very professional and great management Cons: There was no career growth oppurtunity Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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