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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…
Research, writing, briefing, analysis
The culture in the office is very good. Staff are very friendly and always keen to help others. Many areas conduct team building/social activities outside of working hours, which greatly enhances the social culture in the Department. Since the Department is quite small, socializing amongst colleagues of various APS levels is quite easy. The structure of the Department has changed and has become more hierarchical.
Assessment center with group task, written task and interview. Adequately assessed the competency of applicants.
General interview questions requiring me to demonstrate work ethic and approach.
Understand the work and priorities of the organisation.
I work 9-5.30 most days, and longer when required. We have FLEX time (time in lieu), which means if I work extra time I can have a break later. It's great.
Flex time that allows staff to accumulate hours worked past 7.5 hours a day.
There is always room to improve internal communication about work activities (visibility across teams, avoid duplication of effort, pool resources, understand task objectives) and what work is done well not just where it can be improved.
Excellent opportunities for skills attainment.
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