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Victorian Government Reviews

Updated February 24, 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. "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


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    "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


  6. "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


  7. "Equitable opportunities"

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities and autonomy provided to contractors working in DET

    Cons

    Perpetual funding challenges which is typical of govt roles


  8. "Electoral Officer"

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    Former Employee - Electoral Officer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Electoral Officer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very helpful and knowledgeable staff and supervisors

    Cons

    More duties and tasks delegates to new hires. Make the position more challenging


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    "Opportunities for those that want them"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Victorian Government is an excellent place to work - overall the systems, procedures and resources provided should allow anyone to work proficiently and effectively as a public servant. Additionally, the Victorian public service continues to innovate and stay in touch with technological advancement, insofar as possible.

    Cons

    The direct influence you have over policy direction can depend heavily on the particular department and Director in question.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide opportunities to ambitious public servants in order to keep the public service growing and thriving as an intelligent and courageous body of policy officers.


  10. "Project officer"

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

    Pros

    Good direction, flexibility, great office location.

    Cons

    not many cons really good employer.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Victorian Government full-time

    Pros

    Good education, interesting work to do, good benefits, ok pay, a lot of different things to work on, one of the only places to work as a professional economist and make an actual difference, good place to be if you have children and need flexibility

    Cons

    Not good a progression, some places do not seem to like younger people, even if they have the same experience as older people

    Advice to Management

    make progression opportunities available, have more consistency across different departments



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