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Landgate

4.0
  • 100 - 500 employees

Landgate Reviews

Based on 3 surveyed graduates working at Landgate. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.0
Based on 3 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The work environment is highly flexible, I am offered a lot of opportunities and am also able to take advantage and enable myself by picking up extra tasks as though I was a permanent team member. The majority of people are very open to communicating and assisting me, and I feel like there are a lot of people who are on my side and just as involved in seeing myself succeed. The company is very open about breaking down existing silos and is interested in striving towards continuous improvement from the ground upwards. Heavily relationship-based, which forces you to communicate more frequently and openly when your projects affect others.
  • Self Managed Flexi-Time.
  • The positive and friendly culture is the best thing about my organisation. The people have been welcoming and happy to lend a helping hand. For us graduates, there are also a lot of training opportunities available to us and my experience has been that people within the organisation are eager to allow you to get involved in as much as possible.
  • It's a slower pace than companies I have worked for before, and while 80% of people tend to get back to me, there is the occasional 20% who don't respond to emails. In a graduate position, there is some uncertainty towards my employment once the program ends, and the program is shorter than most, running only for a year while many others go for 2+ years.
  • Slow Progression and the marketing spin on Innovation. What is espoused is not necessarily what happens. Recruitment is old school.

What Insiders Say

4.7
Career Prospects
4.7
Career Prospects
Very limited progression opportunities and it is quite a slow progression.
5.5
Corporate Social Responsibility
5.5
Corporate Social Responsibility
Landgate has casual Fridays and staff can elect to have $2 deducted from their wage and donated to a charity of their choice.
7.3
Culture
7.3
Culture
There is a very positive and friendly culture in my organisation. From my experience, a very collaborative approach is taken within the organisation from people both within their business area and from different business areas. In terms of socialising amongst colleagues, there is an established social club that you can join. As a Graduate, I frequently socialise during lunchtime with the other Graduates or meet up for a coffee before we start work. There is also a great initiative called "Coffee Connect" where once a month for those who wish to participate are matched with an individual from within the business and are encouraged to meet up with them for a short time, it's a great way to meet people from across the business and learn about their role within the organisation.
7.7
Diversity
7.7
Diversity
Landgate I believe has a commitment to diversity, however, they lack an actual Diversity Action Plan. Landgate offers maternity leave and childcare arrangements, and I believe they make a commitment in recruitment to hire diversely. Landgate has a good retention rate of employees with the average tenure being 13+ years, and the longest tenure being 47! As an Indigenous applicant, I was able to apply for this position in an Indigenous only recruitment package, meaning Landgate made a commitment to diversely hire, and in my case were very flexible with the application process.
6.3
Satisfaction
6.3
Satisfaction
As a Graduate Project Officer, my day-to-day responsibilities will vary depending upon the section I am working in, as we undertake rotations across the business. However, in summary, I am responsible for undertaking projects which involve research and analysis, preparing written correspondence and engaging in consultation with internal and external stakeholders. I also undertake other tasks as required by my team, such as administrative duties (e.g. recording meeting minutes and preparing meeting agendas).
6.5
Management
6.5
Management
As I am only in my first rotation within the organisation, I have only worked under one manager. However, my manager is very accessible to me and sets aside time each week for a meeting with me. My manager provides me with constructive feedback and praise and is a very approachable person. To me, my manager has given me insight into future career prospects and is a great mentor for me as a graduate to have.
7.3
Office Work Environment
7.3
Office Work Environment
All of the levels in the office are open planning. There are kitchen facilities and a cafe attached to the ground floor of the building. The location is outside of the Perth CBD which has its downside when you need to attend events/meetings in the CBD however its location is in close proximity to public transport (the train station). There are bathroom/shower facilities within the office. The dress code is professional but casual - "clean tidy and appropriate for an office environment". On Friday you can dress casually (jeans,etc.)
7.7
Recruitment
7.7
Recruitment
I applied under the Indigenous-specific job ad for graduates with Landgate, I was instructed to complete a cover letter and attach my CV. Have I worked on projects before? Open-ended questions on how I solve problems and work with others We spoke about my work experience and work history. Do what you can to really learn and understand what Landgate does, make sure your CV and cover letter stands out and speaks to your strengths, and try to go in with a clear mind.
7.7
Salary
7.7
Salary
I believe that working in government allows greater opportunity for career progression and more defined salaries based on roles. I think we are paid very well, and it reflects the level of work we are expected to turn in. Carpool options available, health and wellness perks, super cheap fitness classes, social club with discounts and benefits for 2$ a week, various wellness programs offered, company discounts on insurance
4.7
Training
4.7
Training
Landgate participates in the Graduate Develop Program run by the Public Sector Commission, who deliver this training offsite with other government agencies. I have not learnt one new thing within the program and feel it is wasting my time when I could be more productive in work. It would be good for undergrads with little experience, but inappropriate for experienced students.
9.7
Work Hours
9.7
Work Hours
My contract is for 37.5 hours per week (75 hours per fortnight). My organisation is flexible, you can work your 7.5 hours between the times of 7.00 am and 6.00 pm. However, the section you are in will influence your start and finish times. For example, I usually start around 8.30 am so that my Manager is here along with other team members, and I usually finish between 4.30 pm and 5.00 pm.
4.5
Sustainability
4.5
Sustainability
The company has just about completed a large project in amalgamating all staff to a more compressed area of the building to save energy as originally this building houses 1500 staff, and in recent years (the last 5ish) the number has been reduced to 400.