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Nova Systems

4.3
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

Nova Systems Reviews

Based on 15 surveyed graduates working at Nova Systems. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.3
Based on 15 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • They really care about their people. They make sure you are taken care of and really do value you as a person
  • Everyone takes the time to make sure you are happy with what you're working on. Senior engineers are always happy to help with any questions. There are lots of perks (Personal development budget, professional development budget, etc.)
  • Transparency in organisational operations from the executive level down, wide range of projects to work on, great Personal and Professional Development package and policy.
  • Flexibility with office hours, supportive of those who are still studying/finishing up uni, great working environment and friendly co-workers
  • Welcoming and unique workplace culture, meaningful work and generous professional development and training opportunities
  • The people are friendly and fun to work with. While the regular transition between different tasks and clients keeps things interesting and allows development in different areas and skills.
  • The small size can often mean that there's not much opportunity to get involved in disciplines other than Systems Engineering
  • At times communications can break down. Possibility of getting pigeonholed in one type of role.
  • Due to the consulting nature of the work, there are weeks when the work is slow and weeks where there is so much work to do! I am sure this is a struggle in any organisation. At times I have found it a challenge to manage different work fronts and changing priorities as is the nature of my department.
  • The commute
  • Number of working hours can be a lot, hard to balance work-life sometimes
  • At the beginning of my application, I had some issues surrounding start dates and what was going on. Which was a headache, but managed around it.

What Insiders Say

8.1
Career Prospects
8.1
Career Prospects
Nova is growing quickly, and I think there are lots of career prospects with this.
8.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
We have run a partnership with Engineers without borders, we are working with CSIRO to try and increase STEM awareness in schools and we have a very regimented recycling program in the main office
9.5
Culture
9.5
Culture
Nova is very supportive of everyone. Our social committee holds events for all kinds of people from cooking classes, to football showdowns, to movie nights.
9.3
Diversity
9.3
Diversity
We have a Diversity and Inclusion group which focuses on this. Nova's current stats are approx. 19% of female engineers, which is above the industry average.
7.7
Satisfaction
7.7
Satisfaction
Working with a client and I have been learning a lot and been tasked many assignments. I am constantly learning new skills.
8.7
Management
8.7
Management
All managers, irrespective of their level, are very accessible. They are always willing to help. There are regular updates from management to all staff as well if there are any upcoming changes to the business.
8.4
Office Work Environment
8.4
Office Work Environment
8.4
Recruitment
8.4
Recruitment
The interview process was more like a discussion, which gave me the freedom to talk about my assets and experience in my own terms. I suspect this also gave the interviewing team an insight to my workplace demeanour and attitude.
7.7
Salary
7.7
Salary
The pay at Nova is on par. It is not as appealing as some of the other organisations. There are bonuses available each year as well in addition to the incremental pay increase.
9.3
Training
9.3
Training
Fantastic, you get $5000 budget for professional development, and lots of company sponsored training also.
8.9
Work Hours
8.9
Work Hours
Nova is open to flexible work hours if you discuss reasons for needing them. I have negotiated a slightly later start and finish time to account for some health issues I have been facing and they have been very supportive this
8.3
Sustainability
8.3
Sustainability
We have several recycling and waste bins and have reminders in the breakroom for recycling. Our sustainability policy aims to be "one standard deviation" better than our competitor's policies.

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