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Department of Education Reviews
Reviews by Department of Education graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar3.9GradAustralia surveyed 31 graduates working at Department of Education. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 31 responses.
- Having the opportunity to engaging in international multilateral fora on behalf of the Australian Government.
- Engaging work that shapes national education policy in Australia, and touches the lives of most Australians.
- Having the opportunity to work on interesting projects and being given responsibility for work
- Acknowledgement of diversity, work conditions
- The people.
- No opportunities outside of Canberra.
- Overly bureaucratic and hierarchical processes can be challenging to work with.
- Poor recruitment practices, poor communication about change/ organisational restructure
- Too far removed from client for me
- It can be tricky to move from one project/area to another (from observations not experience).
What insiders say about…
I have a lot of responsibility for tasks within my team and I am able to contribute meaningfully to the achievement of team goals.
Encouraged to socialise amongst colleagues during a planned fortnightly "happy hour". Hierarchy is relatively flat with opportunities to interact with senior managers. Teamwork is greatly encouraged and the teams I have worked in have been supportive at all levels.
Online examinations, interviews
I have a chronic illness and have been able to arrange flexible working hours when I am unwell. My supervisors and managers have been supportive throughout my arrangements.
I'm not aware of any unusual perks.
It varies by section but my senior managers have been relatively visible and approachable.
While I appreciate the training opportunities, I feel that most training sessions I've had to attend as part of the graduate program have not been particularly relevant or helpful.
It really depends on the area you are in and the budget as well as your performance. Often people move areas because there are slim promotion prospects in some areas. There are formal bulk-promotion rounds that employees can apply for and there are other informal ways to negotiate promotions.
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