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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 am given a lot of autonomy in working on projects and presenting them to the Board. We write a lot of papers and get feedback from senior colleagues and the legal team so it can be quite a process. I put a lot of effort into my work and I feel rewarded when my directors are satisfied or impressed.
It feels like there is no hierarchy (even though there technically is one). Senior management and commissioners communicate with you directly even at a junior level.
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.
We are rarely expected to work beyond our standard hours. They are extremely flexible with hours - as long as your get your work done.
Pay at the junior level is very good, but it doesn't increase as fast as the private sector as you progress in your career.
A true commitment to flexibility, plus generous leave allowances. Apart from that there are relatively few 'perks' per se.
Managers, including very senior managers are very accessible and make a real effort to get to know and help new graduates.
The organization provides a lot of training, from seminars on the work we do, inviting speakers to talk about their organization's work, seminars on cultural awareness and diversity.
There is a number of opportunities to apply for higher positions.
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.Join us to bookmark!
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