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Updated Apr 18, 2014

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    An amazing place to work at !!!

    Senior Super Director (Current Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsWorking in the Victorian Government is amazing. The people are brilliant, the leadership team is highly inspirational, the benefits are second to none and the development opportunities are huge ! Top managers provide crystal clear strategy and direction, listen to staff, keep staff informed about what is going on, model the values, treat staff with dignity and respect, provide adequate thanks or recognition to the work staff do, take into account the differing needs and circumstances of employees when making decisions, manage and value employee input and discuss concerns and grievances. Also, the comprehensive induction program and mentoring program are the best I have ever experienced.

    ConsNothing at all, just an amazing place to work at !

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the amazing work !

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

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    Typical Govt Dept, lots of potential however strangled by poor executives

    Manager (Former Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsGovt employment agreement.
    Fairly stable employment.
    some good people doing good work.

    Conswrong types of people have been senior executives
    high profile high stress portfolio
    They dont listen to staff
    HR has been reduced to a transactional service not a real HR dept

    Advice to Senior Managementsack the crappy executives and increase performance appraisals for executives. they are the ones that should be highly scrutinized not low level staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    A good place to work at.. :)

    Accountant (Current Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsIt has a supportive culture where there is a mentor that is attached to you to train you and guide you. The process helps new employees in fitting into a new workplace and culture. There is opportunities to be seconded to other departments within the government to provide a broader range of learning and work experiences. Working in public service is also rewarding for those interested in public service.

    ConsDepending on what one wants to achieve, there are some who are happy to stagnate in the same place or position for 20+ years.

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    Broad opportunity for personal development

    Program Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent opportunities to work with grass roots organisations and industry. Primarily to support development and growth of their businesses. Good opportunities to develop new skills and to move between departments.

    ConsCan be slow to make decisions. Not always possible to identify the right person to make decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more risks - taking into account it is taxpayer money of course

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Geelong (Australia)

    ProsThe 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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementGet 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Principal Economist (Current Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsStable 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.

    ConsPolitical 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    been there too long

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork and life balance is pretty good.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to be fair with remuneration.

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    safe easy and comfortable - but not inspiring

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsWork life balance, flex time, job security, level of responsibility, benefits, benefits, benefits.

    ConsLimited potential for advancement, recognition or support for doing exceptional work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to manage. Like so many government jobs people are promoted to their level of incompetence.

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