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Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities Reviews
Reviews by Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.2GradAustralia surveyed 51 graduates working at Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 51 responses.
- Good teamwork culture, good manager, good work life balance
- Friendly atmosphere. Well respected organisation. Opportunities for advancement
- Chance to be involved with a wide range of interesting issues. Good progression prospects. Good social environment.
- The feeling that I am contributing to real-world outcomes while being intellectually stimulated by my work. Culture is also fantastic. Has also exposed me to many areas of policy, regulation and implementation.
- The great workplace culture. I've found most people, from the lower levels right up to the Secretary, to be very approachable.
- Highly politicised, which can be a bad thing sometimes.
- Limited opportunity to work outside of Canberra
- Limited contact with other companies/Departments.
- It's in Canberra
What insiders say about…
My role requires a lot of reading and research, as well as synthesising information. Transport security requires both analytical skills and team discussions.
Everyone is very willing to help new people, especially graduates. There is not much pretention. People are genuine and hard-working rather than devoted to climbing the corporate ladder.
Questions were focused on what you would do in a certain situation.
I work 37.5 hours a week. I normally come in between 8:30 and 9, and leave at about 5. If I work additional hours, I get to take the time off later. My Department is very flexible about the hours I choose to work.
No bonuses. The pay is one of the lowest of all the Government departments, but still good pay once you finish the graduate program.
I believe the flexible hours and emphasis on work life balance are a real perk.
Managers proactively seek to communicate and help out graduates. They highly value graduates and new staff alike.
I have completed a lot of training as part of my Grad program, mainly focusing on generic skills - writing for government, project management, presentation skills etc. I have found limited use to these broad-based training sessions and found more specialised external training to be more useful. There are regular opportunities to attend Whole-of-Government training programs and I understand the support for further tertiary study is a real bonus should you wish to go back to uni!
I was promoted within six months of completing the graduate program. This involved a formal application process and panel interview.
There is a strong focus on women, and a lesser but significant focus on Indigenous Australians. .
Excellent mental health awareness programs and other social inclusion initiatives.
Our offices are open plan with most staff in 'pods' of four cubicles. It's a non-descript 70s concrete building but centrally-located with lots of natural light. The dress code varies substantially from Division to Division. In my area business pants, shirt and tie are standard with some kind of collar for Casual Friday.
Any high profile initiatives on carbon reduction is undertaken by staff or the Social Club - larger initiatives would require approval by the Government of the day.Join us to bookmark!
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