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Department of the Treasury

4.0
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

Department of the Treasury Reviews

GradAustralia surveyed 28 graduates working at Department of the Treasury. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.0
Based on 28 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • High degree of autonomy and flexibility. Real ownership of your work and the ability to make important decisions, even at junior levels.
  • The wide range of policy issues to deal with. Everyday is different. Great conditions and work environment.
  • Interesting work at a highly respected agency.
  • Opportunities to travel for work and do exciting secondments to other agencies and countries.
  • I get to work on topical issues and feel that my skills are properly harnessed while doing so.
  • Cold Canberra winters.
  • The Department is based in Canberra which takes me away from family. You can get frustrated getting caught up in government processes.
  • At times, Treasury is required to meet tight deadlines and staff may be required to work overtime. However, Treasury has a supportive team environment and flexible work arrangements.
  • Pressures and deadlines close to Budget and MYEFO, requiring resilience.
  • The bureaucracy of working in the public sector.

What Insiders Say

6.7
Career Prospects
6.7
Career Prospects
In the first couple of years at Treasury, pretty much everyone gets promoted at the same levels (unless they're very poor performers). It is only after that that more separation between the cohorts occurs. But it seems quite a fair, transparent process.
7.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
R U OK Day, NAIDOC week, Earth Hour, the annual PNG Book drive.
7.8
Culture
7.8
Culture
The culture is open and welcoming in office hours. There are many sports teams and external activities taking place, though there could be more opportunities to socialise.
7.7
Diversity
7.7
Diversity
One of the programs that Treasury offers is an Indigenous Cadetship Programme, as part of Treasury's Indigenous Employment Strategy.
8.3
Satisfaction
8.3
Satisfaction
I work on policy analysis with considerable responsibility for the policies assigned to me, which range from high-profile to smaller items.
7.7
Management
7.7
Management
The managers that I have had are very accessible - door is always open. They have provided timely and considered feedback.
6.2
Office Work Environment
6.2
Office Work Environment
Dress code is formal suit and tie for males. The office is average.
7
Recruitment
7
Recruitment
There is written application and panel interview. The process is not overly difficult, but it is very competitive. Try to show your personality in the written application, not just where you've studied and worked. If you have an interview choose topics that are outside the box and forward looking.
7.9
Salary
7.9
Salary
Pay is good starting off as a graduate and the progression at pay points is also good. We do not get bonuses. Lifestyle bonus to help support a healthy lifestyle.
7.1
Training
7.1
Training
There's a week long induction program for grads, and then scattered throughout the year, there are training sessions on soft skills as well as technical skills depending on where you work. There's also some unique things like getting to work on the Budget and helping out at Parliament House on Budget Day.
8.4
Work Hours
8.4
Work Hours
Treasury has a standard working week of 38 hours - Any time worked in addition to this accrues as flex time. Standard hours can also be completed between a bandwidth of 7am-7pm.
5.4
Sustainability