Reviews by VicRoads graduate employees
- - Flexible working options. However, this is not always consistently available throughout the organisation. It depends on the team you're in and their needs. Some teams work very agile, and provide opportunities to work from different offices, work from sites, work from home, etc. Others require that you be in the office during regular office hours (e.g. between 8am and 5pm). - Opportunities to try different things and work in different areas within the organisation. - Networking opportunities. VicRoads works with a lot of consultants, contractors and other government organisations, so you can get a lot of exposure.
- Flexibility, current location, workplace culture
- Flexible working hours, chance to work on large dollar programs, improving road safety around Victoria, chance to travel to other offices around rural areas of Victoria. Competitive pay.
- Ample career progression opportunities, awesome culture, flexible working arrangements, professional development and study support.
- Variety of work
- - Inconsistent culture and enforcement of the agile working policy. VicRoads is described as having great culture overall, and for the most part it does, but there are still areas that don't match this description. Similarly, not all areas allow for flexible/agile working, despite this being part of the company policy. It just depends on what team you end up in. - As an engineer, there is a lack of opportunities to develop technical skills. There are only a few areas in VicRoads that still do technical work - the geotechnical and road design teams are examples of these. However, getting in can be competitive and from what I've heard, the salary increase over time doesn't stack up when compared with doing similar work in consulting. A lack of opportunity to develop technically could also impact career opportunities if you wanted to move out of government and into engineering consulting or somewhere similar. - In terms of career progression, opportunities vary depending on your skillset. For example, the organisation is quite dominated by civil engineers, so there are usually a lot of varied opportunities in this space. However, as an environmental engineer, there aren't really any roles at the organisation that are specific to this. While it means that there might be opportunities to invent something, not all people are open to this, and as a grad, it can be difficult to affect this kind of change. This can be similar for comms and finance grads.
- Locations of offices outside the Melbourne CBD
- Interview process, only selects people based on what they say in the interview, rather than best person for the job. Large customer focus, requiring extra work to do public engagement for projects.
- Can lack challenge. "Full capacity" at my organisation leave much room for improvement. Often throughout the graduate program I felt underuitilised. This was voiced every single time I had the feeling.
- I was hired under the 'Urban Planning' category however this role, and similar roles have not been available. Consequently, I have been working in roles that do not relate to my degree.