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Australian Government Reviews

Updated December 8, 2018
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  1. "Federal government"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Australian Government full-time

    Pros

    Good money and nice team

    Cons

    Long hours and irrational decisions

    Advice to Management

    Stop switching PM


  2. "All the glamour you expect, plus templates"

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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Officer in Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Policy Officer in Canberra (Australia)
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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements are good.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and processes consume your soul.

  3. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Australian Government full-time

    Pros

    Good range of work, flexibility.

    Cons

    Very limited career growth to higher positions.


  4. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Australian Government part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, great work-life balance and mobility

    Cons

    As a large organisation, can get lost in the infrastructure


  5. "Decent pay and working conditions, slow unnessary processes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Government full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, good conditions, good support

    Cons

    too many meetings, unnecessary process etc


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work
    Good exposure to projects and other programs within the government sector.
    Flexible work arrangements (Flex)

    Cons

    Career progression is dependent upon the APS level recruited.

    Advice to Management

    Provision of career progression for internal employees than contractors.


  7. "Australian Government Department of Finance"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Canberra (Australia)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Australian Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary, professional atmosphere, challenging work, well resourced

    Cons

    decreasing competence levels, budget resourcing constraints, unsympathetic implementation outlook, rigid budget framework

    Advice to Management

    careful consideration before embarking on fool's missions

  8. "Law Intrepretation Officer"

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

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

    Pros

    Job description can easily change into other areas within the organisation. There is lots of challenging work and good team dynamics

    Cons

    Limited career progression as subject to budgets and government initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Need better performance management and cultural change initiatives.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.