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Australian Bureau of Statistics Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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Australian Bureau of Statistics Statistician David W. Kalisch
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  1. "Good if you like data"

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    Current Employee - Survey Manager in Elwood, NY
    Current Employee - Survey Manager in Elwood, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Australian Bureau of Statistics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and respectful care of employees

    Cons

    Very slow and difficult to influence process, and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Look for more innovation from people on the floor.. and not just those in the graduate program.


  2. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - APS5 in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - APS5 in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Bureau of Statistics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Got opportunity to learn new stuff
    - Challenging and interesting projects
    - State of the art IT infrastructure
    - High performing IT team
    - Many good and talented people are there to help you
    - Flexible working environment

    Cons

    Other than salary structure, this is the best place I have ever worked.

  3. "Good for graduates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Bureau of Statistics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good for graduates as a start of their careers.

    Cons

    No good culture and values

    Advice to Management

    Change the organization culture.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements and Friendly team

    Cons

    Cannot think of any Cons


  5. "Good temporary work"

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Great coworkers
    Easy work

    Cons

    not at all challenging
    Very little opportunity to move up

    Advice to Management

    Senior management could be more hands on


  6. "Typical Government"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Bureau of Statistics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment;
    Work from home

    Cons

    Bureaucratic; Poor pay; Management is lacking

    Advice to Management

    The ABS has a lot of passionate people who love their work, however, it also has a lot of people who just want to get paid and do nothing for it - including managers. The ABS is running extremely lean on funds and there are no career progression opportunities.


  7. "Statistics Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good career development program, training and development opportunities, very nice people to work with

    Cons

    Hard to get promotion, not necessarily based on skills and merit but more on existing levels

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    so much pros, but in summary: Awesome

    Cons

    No cons, the place is great.

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  9. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Canberra (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Canberra (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Australian Bureau of Statistics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Standard Australian public service, low pressure environment.

    Cons

    Lack of challenge, no scope for innovation.


  10. "Balanced and collegiate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Bureau of Statistics full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Friendly helpful people to work with
    A lot of well meaning, genuine staff
    Lots of interesting intellectual challenges.

    Cons

    Headed towards generic management roles, rather than valuing any specialist skills.
    A lot of people waiting for retirement rather than wanting to drive any change.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the middle management, removing those that aren't interested in taking the organisation forward.


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