Culture at Department of Communications and the Arts

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.

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
Graduate, Canberra
A small department where people are given real responsibility and meaningful work. Those who work hard are rewarded. A friendly and social environment to work in.
Midlevel, Canberra
We have a relatively flat structure, which means lots of access to the decision makers and exposure to the way things get done. It's a generally very cooperative and engaging environment to work in.
Midlevel, Canberra
Culture is hierarchical, but supportive. Good cooperation and teamwork. Opportunities to socialize outside of hours.
Graduate, Canberra
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.
Experienced, Canberra