Culture at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

The culture is generally excellent: inclusive, friendly and fun. My workplace encourages a culture of learning and challenging the status quo. However, I would love to see more initiatives to increase involvement of women throughout their careers and into senior levels.
Graduate, Sydney
Good culture. Great work life balance.
Entry level, Sydney
Managers are generally understanding about work life balance. Cooperation and teamwork is generally good, there is a move towards a culture of one united organization working towards a common goal rather than a culture of each department for themselves fighting for funding and defending their ideas/knowledge which will be a positive culture shift.  
Graduate, Sydney
At work everyone works together relatively well. Every day for morning tea we have a chat around the coffee machine. Outside of work I see less of my colleagues but there are some groups which get together for events. There is a Young Researchers Club who regularly get together as well as a number of other groups.
Graduate, Sydney
ANSTO has a genuine focus on the future, and allows for balance in employees (lots of progressive policies, training opportunities, excellent work-life balance etc.)   
Graduate, Sydney
Culture of the company is very orientated to achieving a good work life balance. There is plenty collaboration with colleagues.
Graduate, Sydney
Generally, the company culture is great. Everyone is willing to help out and provide guidance. Out of office socialising does occur in my experience, which is a laid back less formal way of getting to know your colleagues that I appreciate.
Graduate, Sydney
The graduate group are very social, it's great having a big group (14) of us. It's a big organisation so there are always new people to meet. The lunch time sport (soccer, touch, yoga, etc) is awesome. We also have a swimming pool.
Graduate, Sydney
Friendly management, frequent external gatherings outside of work, great teamwork.
Graduate, Sydney
There is a great active culture within the company. Individuals can be seen doing various activities throughout the lunch breaks. There are various sporting groups, i.e. running, walking, yoga, boxing etc. There are also sport competitions run over lunch time, these will generally be soccer or Touch Rugby. These provide a good method to bond with those in different areas and echelons of the company. The Executive Team also make significant effort to be accessible to everyone. The large majority are good to work with and offer a lot to work. However, some areas are under-resourced and this shows when they have multiple priorities going on. After hours is a bit different. The company has more of a family culture, meaning that most individuals will spend their after-hours with families. The location of the site is also quite isolated, making it more difficult to catch up outside of work as there is a large spread of where people live.
Graduate, Sydney
This is an area ANSTO is working on improving. With such a broad and diverse workforce, it is a challenge. Everything functions well at ANSTO and there is clear, organisational structure. There is also a Pool, gym, great cafe and very active social club on site.
Graduate, Sydney