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Victorian Government Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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  1. "Lots of bureacracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victorian Government part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, pleasant working environment

    Cons

    Working in government is kind of a nightmare. Efficiency is not on their agenda.


  2. "Mixed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work, I felt supported by management.

    Cons

    A lot of discontent among long-term staff. Hard to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to move up, within the same group.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stagnant workforce"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy hours to complete tasks

    Cons

    Lack of talented team members


  4. "Victorian State Government"

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    Former Employee - Communications Adviser in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Communications Adviser in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Victorian Government part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, flexible working arrangements, interesting people and portfolio.

    Cons

    Toxic work culture, poor career development opportunities and a very high staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to tackle the toxic work environment, offer genuine career progression and ensure the culture and values more than just lip service.


  5. "Senior Policy Officer"

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, supportive management

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to progress career

    Advice to Management

    more opportunities to develop


  6. "Opportunities for learning"

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

    Pros

    Many, many interesting people and projects that you can see make a difference to the State

    Cons

    slow to change
    still some silos - can be difficult to get collaboration

    Advice to Management

    communicate the big picture and political environment more clearly to staff


  7. "Good for experience - lots of people to meet too!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to work on good projects
    Ability to further training

    Cons

    employees can be slow to get work done at times

  8. "Very positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Victorian Government full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, great managers, very good environment to work in, great team work.

    Cons

    It can be very burocratic


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It's alright."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    work/life balance. balanced workforce.

    Cons

    some very quirky colleagues. red-tape from hell. culture of pointing out weaknesses and not empowering its staff.

    Advice to Management

    stop promoting people with no people skills plz


  10. "Challenge"

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    Former Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Victorian Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    When your boss likes you, it is a heaven to work

    Cons

    Red tap - new boss has his own team or favoured yes sir type

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff


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