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Australian Bureau Of Statistics (ABS)

4.3
  • #11 in Government & public services
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Australian Bureau Of Statistics (ABS) Reviews

Based on 16 surveyed graduates working at Australian Bureau Of Statistics (ABS). Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.3
Based on 16 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Flexible working arrangements and office culture.
  • The many things to learn and improve upon. The flexibility to allow work/life balance.
  • Flex time, work matters, mostly self-directed.
  • Being able to work on a wide range of topics that have a real tangible benefit to Australia.
  • Work-life balance good career progression plenty of training/development opportunities good salary.
  • Career advancement opportunities are lacking.
  • Sometimes the 'hot desking' set up can be distracting. But it's not always so.
  • Restrictions involving bureaucracy/red tape. Current difficulties caused by adjustments to decreasing budget.
  • The tall hierarchy which limits an individual's agency and ability to work independently.
  • head office in another city, meaning that work opportunities in my office can be limited.

What Insiders Say

6.7
Career Prospects
6.7
Career Prospects
Promotion rounds occur at the end of each calendar year and is based on a panel interview.
7.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.7
Culture
8.7
Culture
Very friendly culture. The structure is fine. Lots of cooperation and teamwork. Not many social activities outside of work.
9
Diversity
9
Diversity
Pretty committed - grad intake very diverse.
7.5
Satisfaction
7.5
Satisfaction
Not much.
8.2
Management
8.2
Management
My personal experience has been great, and my supervisor is fantastic, but I hear rumours of others who are not so great.
8.4
Office Work Environment
8.4
Office Work Environment
Central location, no strict dress code unless seeing external clients
7.9
Recruitment
7.9
Recruitment
Highlight what you have to offer that is unique, and how that would be beneficial to the company.
8.1
Salary
8.1
Salary
Not too bad but could be better. If you're in the graduate program and not based in Canberra, then you get some free trips to Canberra throughout the year to attend workshops.
7.6
Training
7.6
Training
Informal training is quite good, there are a lot of opportunities for all staff to work on new projects. Formal training is not greatly useful.
8.8
Work Hours
8.8
Work Hours
Extremely flexible working environment. Not only do we have flex arrangements where you can build hours etc. but we all are provided with laptops and are given the opportunity to work from home.
5.9
Sustainability
5.9
Sustainability