Management at Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)

How accessible are managers and do they make good mentors? You may want to address internal communication, performance feedback or praise and recognition.

The performance management process is normally not used effectively or taken seriously. Managers vary a lot from area to area.
Entry level, Canberra
One of my managers has been highly accessible and is a wonderful mentor for me. She ensured the team had exemplary internal communication, consistent feedback and a high level of recognition — the team had a wonderful culture. Another of my managers has been less accessible with poorer communication, feedback and recognition. However, this seems to be the exception and not the rule.
Graduate, Canberra
My managers make excellent mentors.
Graduate, Canberra
Depending on level of seniority and individual approaches, generally senior management is effective.
Entry level, Canberra
Mid-level managers are very approachable and even senior executive are quite approachable.
Entry level, Canberra
Direct supervisor is excellent - limited communication with higher levels of management (e.g. Deputy Secretaries).
Graduate, Canberra
Within teams, I have found managers incredibly approachable. I've found you have to upwards manage though, in order to get feedback.
Entry level, Canberra