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Changes in management since move to Geelong in 2009 has resulted in cultural change to Organisation

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Geelong (Australia)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geelong (Australia)

I have been working at Victorian Government

Pros

The TAC still remains one of the better paid workforces in the Geelong region. I think this is mainly due to some of the wages still in parity with Melbourne salaries. This has changed over the past 6 months and newly advertised positions are now advertised at a lower rate.
As it's a government job the perks are good.
Flexible work hours
Ability to 'pay' for extra leave.
Some paid maternity leave

Cons

The TAC was one of those rare workplaces where you felt a great sense of pride to work. Unfortunately since the move to Geelong and the vast change in Senior Management, Management, and many new staff, the TAC is no longer a great place to work.
Internal recruitment is biased with jobs going to friends of current managers rather than to the person best able. Many managers have turned the focus off the client and are more interested in advancing their own career prospects, at any cost.
Few opportunities for part time work.
New HR restructure is removing all part time/job share positions. What does this mean for the rest of the business in future?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get back in touch with the real reason you are there - the Clients.

Listen to the staff and ask for their feedback! A recent response to low scores in recruitment satisfaction for the staff satisfaction survey was "staff have an unrealistic expectation that they will be promoted within six months". This response was at a Senior Management level! This is ludicrous, why ask staffs opinion if you are just going to brush concerns under the carpet. The real reason staff were unsatisfied was the lack of transperacy in recruitment processes. No right of appeal, inexperienced staff being promoted to management positions whilst experienced staff had no opportunity for interview. Feedback after interview conflicting and inaccurate. Staff being told that a work example from 18 months ago was too old! A staff member in recruitment area obtaining senior position in the area they were recruiting for. Surely a conflict of interest!

Doesn't Recommend

Other Reviews for Victorian Government

  1.  

    Stable job for opportunities of advancement but not for innovative or entrepreneurial types.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Economist  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Principal Economist in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Victorian Government

    Pros

    Stable job, based in Melbourne, interesting public policy work, good work-life balance, opportunities to publish work, support for professional development such as post-graduate studies.

    Cons

    Political organization that does not necessarily know what it wants to achieve, premium on politics rather than real-world impact, timid and unqualified senior managers making important decisions, lack of accountability for completing work, magnet for lazy people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear on objectives and honest to staff, hold staff accountable and do not shift bad staff within organization, show leadership in making the government better rather than acting helpless.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    been there too long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victorian Government

    Pros

    work and life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    salary not enough with my current role, some people there get paid more than me for doing less, not fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be fair with remuneration.

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