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Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Director-General Neil Scales
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  1. "Great work-life balance, but..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, flexible working time etc.

    Cons

    Limited projects - not many varieties. Some slacks.


  2. "Principal Advisor"

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

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time

    Pros

    Big organisation so lots of opportunities to move around especially in corporate services functions. Large budgets so freedom to deliver.

    Cons

    Inconsistent decision making, senior leaders out for their own advancement, employees afraid to provide real advice for fear of reprisals. Big organisation means there is wastage of public funds on corporate initiatives which are poorly planned and aren't needs driven, or data-supported

    Advice to Management

    Lift your game - you've got some great talent that you are frustrating by your 1980s management style. Look after your people, and they will look after you.


  3. "Business analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor - Business Systems Analyst in Campbelltown, New South Wales (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor - Business Systems Analyst in Campbelltown, New South Wales (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    No many opprtunities, and very slow to get to results


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  5. "Principal Customer Service Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Customer Service Officer in Beenleigh (Australia)
    Former Employee - Principal Customer Service Officer in Beenleigh (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting customers, listening to their lives, satisfaction when you get a great outcome, helping the aged to understand new changes, like road rules, medical certificates and many many more.
    Working with friendly staff and been able to mentor new members, having a great support team, supervisors and management and been kept up to date with changes.
    Being rewarded for a job well done, either a morning tea or an award.
    Working with up to date IT equipment and technology.
    At the end of the day knowing you have put 110% in your work and satisfaction and looking forward to do it all the next day.

    Cons

    Not many 'cons', under paid, ha ha.
    Not a lot of consistency through out the Department and not enough decision makers

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the work area, show your face more and help out when things get very busy.
    Supervisers lokking over your shoulder and told to call the next customer.


  6. "Crossing Superviser"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crossing Supervisor in Cairns (Australia)
    Former Employee - Crossing Supervisor in Cairns (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good rapport with staff and children

    Cons

    Some days wet some days hot but never cold

    Advice to Management

    You're doing OK


  7. "School crossing supervisor"

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    Current Employee - School Crossing Supervisor in Macgregor (Australia)
    Current Employee - School Crossing Supervisor in Macgregor (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads part-time

    Pros

    We work responsibaly alone but still have the full support of our superiors and always feel a team

    Cons

    We work in all weathers, also I would like to have a respectful manner to inform bad drivers of mistakes with their driving and safety issues

    Advice to Management

    help us review possible changing times of work regards changing times children start before/after school times


  8. "IT Technical adisor"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager/Risk Management Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager/Risk Management Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of activities, projects, new perspectives , adoption of latest technology
    exposed to all various domains of ICT

    Cons

    too much busy working in many projects at a time and meanwhile was fully responsible for the service improvement and operation optimization

    Advice to Management

    provide enough resources to cater for all running projects


  9. "A great employer with lots of opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    a diverse range of interesting projects and areas to work on. great opportunities for secondment, advancement etc. predictable, stable and regular workload and hours. plenty of opportunity for ongoing professional development.

    Cons

    Most positions are heavily based on government administrative tasks, with technical content limited to contractors, which means the work can get pretty boring.


  10. "Great company, great people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time

    Pros

    Definitely a lot of effort and time is put into furthering your skills via training and support. I always felt valued, and there was no sense of trying to 'use' you and then spit you out after being over-worked. Learnt a lot which helped my career in further companies.

    Cons

    Unfortunately due to government changes, a lot of people were let go in a short period of time, and now have bad memories of working there. People forget that it wasnt the managers who made this decision, and ultimately there was a sense of anger towards the department in general.

    Advice to Management

    Great schemes and incentives to hire talent from within universities are great as you recruit valuable people.


  11. "Government Benefits & Frustrations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carseldine (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carseldine (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - usual government benefits (leave, overtime pay, good work hours)
    - working on important initiatives
    - some opportunities for professional development
    - a generally calm and happy working environment

    Cons

    - major branches located in carseldine, making collaboration difficult & expensive
    - lack of drive, positivity, and discipline among full time government workers
    - lack of true support professional development and flexible working arrangements
    - outdated and bureaucratic processes
    - funding model and risk aversity makes it difficult to implement innovative solutions

    Advice to Management

    - have all TMR branches centralised in the brisbane CBD (vacate the carseldine GOP)
    - understand the cost in not providing employees with better professional development
    - make it easier for people to take on flexible working arrangments


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