Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs FAQ

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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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9 English questions out of 9

December 3, 2020

What are co-workers like at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs?

Pros

Steady work and great colleagues.

Cons

Lots of office politics, almost exclusively contract work.

Advice to Management

If someone needs to up their game, tell them directly.

Steady work and great colleagues.

December 3, 2020

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November 20, 2019

What is the salary like at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs?

Pros

- Great salary offerings compared to other APS departments/agencies; - Great organisation working towards a common cause; - Very good and empathetic people to work with;

Cons

- Particularly in areas involving ICT, this has unfortunately been outsourced to a worse Department as a cost-cutting exercise, and the staff have to put up with a degradation of ICT support as part of their working conditions. - Highly conservative culture (but that goes without saying).

Advice to Management

Partnering with DHS for outsourced ICT was/is a big mistake. Shame, cause there's some really good people working for DVA.

Great salary offerings compared to other APS departments/agencies;

November 20, 2019

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January 14, 2021

What is it like working with clients or customers at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs?

Pros

The work with customers was fulfilling Until management tried to make us lie to veterans

Cons

Worst management I've seen Mistreatment of veterans and employees

The work with customers was fulfilling

January 14, 2021

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November 20, 2019

What are working conditions like at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs?

Pros

- Great salary offerings compared to other APS departments/agencies; - Great organisation working towards a common cause; - Very good and empathetic people to work with;

Cons

- Particularly in areas involving ICT, this has unfortunately been outsourced to a worse Department as a cost-cutting exercise, and the staff have to put up with a degradation of ICT support as part of their working conditions. - Highly conservative culture (but that goes without saying).

Advice to Management

Partnering with DHS for outsourced ICT was/is a big mistake. Shame, cause there's some really good people working for DVA.

cutting exercise, and the staff have to put up with a degradation of ICT support as part of their working conditions.

November 20, 2019

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9 English questions out of 9