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Victorian Public Service

3.9
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Victorian Public Service Reviews

Based on 12 surveyed graduates working at Victorian Public Service. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
3.9
Based on 12 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Work culture, excellent colleagues.
  • The people have been really friendly and supportive in every team I've worked in. The work is incredibly diverse and quick-paced. I like that we're always working towards the purpose of improving people's lives.
  • Highly inclusive environment, encouraged to develop, closeness to senior management, diversity is respected.
  • Rewarding work.
  • I get to work on things that actually matter and affect the people around me. During the Grad program I got to input my thoughts on policies I worked on, and was always welcomed to share my opinions.
  • Lack of career progression and certainty.
  • Lack of career progression and certainty.
  • Highly rank structured.
  • Can take some time to move up the ranks.
  • Lack of knowledge on working with Aboriginal staff.

What Insiders Say

6.8
Career Prospects
6.8
Career Prospects
Strict level progressions i.e. have to apply to move grades. Although there tends to be a lot of movement.
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.5
Culture
7.5
Culture
Amazing. Everyone in my division are very approachable and good to talk to. After-work culture is also great, however we are given multiple socialisation opportunities during work hours. Managers and directors are all very friendly and approachable, they also provide great support and complement high quality work.
9.3
Diversity
9.3
Diversity
Many programs for Indigenous and disabled people. Including internships, traineeships and graduate programs.
7.7
Satisfaction
7.7
Satisfaction
Analysing data, quality-assuring figures, creating presentations.
8.2
Management
8.2
Management
Very good and accessible.
7.7
Office Work Environment
7.7
Office Work Environment
Good location and space, the dress code is business.
6.8
Recruitment
6.8
Recruitment
Can't quite remember but they were mostly behavioural questions (some technical/political things as well). Be clear on what you want. Why are you passionate about [x job/industry/issue]? Have your story ready and be prepared to tell it over and over again.
6.8
Salary
6.8
Salary
It is a fairly basic graduate salary. No real perks here!
6.8
Training
6.8
Training
Depends on the type of work - we are encouraged to find relevant training e.g. Excel.
9.3
Work Hours
9.3
Work Hours
I work just beyond the expected 9-5pm on a regular basis. It's pretty flexible but this is a demanding department.
6
Sustainability
6
Sustainability
This seems to be on par with other Victorian Government departments.