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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Reviews
Reviews by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.3GradAustralia surveyed 8 graduates working at Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 8 responses.
- Everyone is really warm and friendly. There is a real appreciation for learning and management really seeks to help you with your professional development.
- Interesting and varied work involving high profile cases. Kind, dedicated coworkers. Plus working on behalf of the public for the public good is incredibly motivating.
- Interesting work
- The training is fantastic, especially in the graduate year.
- The organization places a high value on work life balance. The culture of the organization is very friendly, collaborative and supportive.
- Sometimes our resources are limited and our IT system needs updating.
- Workload is very light
- There can be periods where the work is boring.
- There are few perks working in the public sector except for a good work life balance.
What insiders say about…
I work in infrastructure regulation. I'm involved in a range of activities - some long term, such as negotiating open access contracts with owners of national significant monopoly infrastructure. Some short term - such as providing advice to State Government departments about state infrastructure regulation or asset privatisations.
Despite the public service system of hierarchy, the organization is in practice very flat. Even very junior staff have access to senior leadership and regularly brief them. Collaborative working is the standard. The social culture of teams varies a lot between branches and offices, some are very social and others not at all.
Compared with other public service job applications, this one wasn't too bad. It involved three stages: (1) application, including answering a couple of short answer questions (2) assessment centre, including an interview, a written task and a group task (3) online aptitude test Applications were then assessed based on performance in all areas, with the assessment centre stage weighted the most. During the interview, staff were really friendly and encouraging.
The interviewers asked broad questions about what and why the organisation does what it does.
Read through the organisation website (both ACCC and AER) and learn about what they do. Learn about what the priority areas are for that year and peruse news items (either on the website or google) that relate to those priority areas. Think about how the work of the organisation relates to whatever study background you have (ie economics, finance, law). Prepare practice answers and practice saying them aloud.
The ACCC is very flexible about working hours.
The pay is reasonable - not as high as you would expect working in the private sector but certainly a large improvement from student life. The EA provides for a transparent and fair pay and position progression. Staff do not receive bonuses.
We don't get anything for free because the organisation is very careful to maintain a position of impartiality (being the public sector). But the people are great and the culture's pretty good.
It varies greatly across the teams / branches / divisions. But there are great managers that work here that are accessible to staff wherever they're working.
The grad program features weeks worth of formal training spread over the year in a wide variety of economic, legal, investigatory and personal development skills.
Because it is a smaller agency and people generally like their jobs and perform at a high level, progression seems relatively slow. There is a lot of competition for any job.
We have a lot of seminars on diversity with respect to women, culture, LGBTI and disabilities. The organization is very committed to ensuring equality and diversity, such as a requirement that a recruitment panel be at least 51% female.
We have a lot of office space and good facilities in the building. It is a bit old and dated and the kitchens could be refreshed. The dress code is corporate however it is quite casual. We also have casual Friday.
We have different bins for recycling, paper, and landfill and comingled products.Join us to bookmark!
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