Based on 15 surveyed graduates working at Nova Systems. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
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.
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
Nova is growing quickly, and I think there are lots of career prospects with this.
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.
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.
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