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Job Satisfaction at Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)
- Average rating for Job Satisfaction, based on 32 reviews7.6 / 10
Please comment on your role and day-to-day responsibilities.
Anything and everything — arranging meetings, coordinating secondees, researching, writing new policy, evaluating programmes, presenting, etc.
I have a level of access and responsibility greater than I had ever anticipated. I work on issues that matter to Australia’s national security and place in the region and the world.
Highly varied and interesting responsibilities with much responsibility.
As a graduate I am given a variety of tasks to do in order to help me develop. Depending on the team, the tasks will vary. I have done a lot of research and document creation along with database management.
I get to work on briefing for the PM and engage in giving advice, I find the work interesting, topical to current affairs, I have a sense of contribution and I feel I have a reasonable amount of autonomy over my work. I have been given opportunities to stretch my boundaries and I am eager to embrace those opportunities.
Day-to-day responsibilities vary due to the reactive nature of the work done in the Department. I would be more satisfied with more opportunities.
Entry level, Canberra
My job changes on a day-to-day basis. I am not solid yet in what I am expected to do. I have recently changed jobs.
Entry level, Toowoomba
Provide advice on policy areas to the Prime Minister, Departmental Executive, other Commonwealth departments and the states and territories. This involves briefing the PM, advising on others' briefs, organising meetings (such as COAG).
On a daily basis I will have a number of tasks including short term, time sensitive tasks, and open ended research tasks. It is often a solitary role that requires a large degree of self-motivation. Skills utilised include writing and analytical skills.
Entry level, Canberra
Day-to-day responsibilities are very varied and often I will arrive at work and not be able to predict what I will be doing by the end of the day.