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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 have input on matters from the earliest stage through to their resolution. This requires constantly using my judgment, managing internal and external stakeholders, project management and good legal analysis.
Teamwork is a huge part of the organization. We work collaboratively both within our teams and with other teams. I work closely with directors and senior managers and I have close relationships with them. The most senior executives at the organization are very personable and approachable so there is not an overwhelming sense of hierarchy. The organization is quite sociable outside work hours, particularly Graduate groups who are very close following the year in the Graduate program.
The interview process was rigorous but also quite stilted and inflexible. It could be improved - it wasn't reflective of the organization once I started working there, so don't be put off if it feels odd.
A variety of motivational questions and some technical questions, designed to assess our interest in the area.
Engage fully with the incredible breadth of work the ACCC does. You will rotate through lots of areas in your grad year so showing you have an interest in more than just one narrow area of our work is important for your success.
The organisation's EA provides for flex hours - meaning I can fit my work hours around a flexible start/finish time.
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.
Managers, including very senior managers are very accessible and make a real effort to get to know and help new graduates.
Lots of training programs available including presentation skills, writing skills, economics training and legal training.
At entry and mid-levels, it is fairly easy to be promoted and there is a formal process to follow to make these opportunities happen. At the higher levels, there is a bottle neck and it is more difficult.
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.
Office space is generally fine, though nothing special. Some of the facilities are old. The dress code is business wear but it is relatively relaxed. I don't always wear a tie, and we have casual Fridays.
We have different bins for recycling, paper, and landfill and comingled products.Join us to bookmark!
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