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Department of Communications and the Arts Reviews
Reviews by Department of Communications and the Arts graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.2GradAustralia surveyed 8 graduates working at Department of Communications and the Arts. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 8 responses.
- High level exposure
- A progressive approach to public sector communications
- Interesting work, lots of access to senior staff, great teams
- Flexibility, a diverse body of work.
- Flexible work arrangements and training opportunities
- Process driven
- Canberra location
- Inconsistent work flow
- Promotion inflexibility where promotion opportunities to progress in your existing position are non-existent. There are set allocations of classifications to each team so if you want to progress you have to look outside your team (or Department) to where positions at the level you are looking for are vacant.
- Slow career progression
What insiders say about…
Strategic policy work, stakeholder management and collaboration and management of membership in international organisations.
Professional and collegial. Due to the small number of small (relative to APS) there is less hierarchal inflexibility. A small department also encourages more of a community feel within the workplace
Based on the Australian Public Service’s ILS (Integrated Leadership System)
Based on the ILS criteria and some subject matter questions; why you want to work there.
Research the company and what they do; it will help you work out if it is the kind of work you are interested in and help you to explain how your capabilities and experience make you suited to the job
My general work hours are 9:00am / 9:30am - 5:00pm / 5:30pm. The Department is quite flexible when it comes to hours. Although, different managers have different expectations on the hours worked.
They are very good!
Quality of management varies but there is a general culture of continual improvement in the organisation.
The Department offers various training programs. The Digital Literacy training is especially useful for up skilling on technical capabilities.
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