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Australian Government Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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  1. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Australian Government full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, people generally nice

    Cons

    Some managers could be horrible

    Advice to Management

    People are promoted based on their ability to achieve results so some managers are horrible people managers.


  2. "Client services and citizenship officer"

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

    I worked at Australian Government full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, nice people and good teams.

    Cons

    Salary is not good enough, limited career development prospect.

    Advice to Management

    Should provide more room for staff in terms of career progression.

  3. "Great work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Australian Government full-time

    Pros

    great flexibility, learning opportunities and wide range of work available

    Cons

    can be hierarchal and limited progression opportunities based on the team


  4. "Graduate Position"

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    Current Employee - Graduate in Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Canberra (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great flexibility, Awesome Team to work with. Best leadership skills i have see across my entire career. Excellent training programs and courses

    Cons

    Unexpected projects. Company structure changes quickly


  5. "injury and risk management"

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

    I worked at Australian Government full-time

    Pros

    supportive, proactive, friendly, learning environment

    Cons

    dowbsizing, politics, culture change, succession management

    Advice to Management

    value older workers


  6. "Interesting work, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Secretary in Canberra (Australia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Secretary in Canberra (Australia)

    I worked at Australian Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work.
    Opportunity to influence issues on a national scale.

    Cons

    Generally out-dated upper management style (for example, dictatorial rather than empowering).
    Very hierarchical.


  7. "High formalities, low innovation"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Canberra (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to expand basic skills and broaden your technology expertise. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Lacking autonomy, innovation and desire to achieve.

  8. "Senior Policy Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lovely colleagues, flexible workplace, interesting work that contributes to broader good, great pay

    Cons

    - Canberra, not the nicest location, having to write min corro.

    Advice to Management

    Regular promotions will enable you to retain talented staff


  9. "Great place to start out of uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Enjoyable workplace to settle and get into the career 9 to 5 workplace. Mix of private and public sectors employees in the organisation.

    Cons

    You do find it sometimes that enjoyable work gets outsourced. But in scope of everything, training is great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading the public service in a positive direction for the aid of the Australian people and economy.


  10. "Ok for starting career, options are limited for career path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ok to be come as a starting point in your career, but your options get limited after team lead role.

    Cons

    Career advancement is difficult even for high performers

    Advice to Management

    Constant changing senior management with no regard for peoples career aspirations.


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