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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reviews
Reviews by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade graduate employees
- Interesting subject matter and travel opportunities.
- The small numbers of people working on big issues
- Good culture, unmatched conditions in terms of work opportunities overseas
- Opportunities to travel, diverse range of work, interesting insights into foreign policy
- Working with excellent and inspirational people, working on a very interesting subject matter that is highly relevant to high-profile national and international issues.
- Hierarchical, micromanagement, slow promotion, no posting opportunities, no language opportunities
- Extremely hierarchical, very slow progression, areas protective of "good work", low levels of trust of graduates, too little work/responsibility allocated, hypercompetitive
- Bureaucratic, organisation has limited engagement with or assistance for officers re achieving career goals, patronage
- Work can be slow, travel and posting opportunities are diminishing by the year, opportunities for autonomy and innovation in work are minimal, work is largely reactive not strategic, most work is process-based, chronically under-resourced.
- High degree of uncertainty about postings and career progression