Culture at Victorian Public Service

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

There is a strong hierarchy within the public service and limited time available to build up the skills and capabilities of graduates.
Graduate, Melbourne
Good culture in the office, not yet involved in anything outside working hours, many people have children which will limit socialising opportunities. Teams are well defined and appear to work cooperatively. There is an air of fun in the banter across the teams.
Graduate, Melbourne
work tends to be more independent than collaborative, some socialising in the office and occasionally after hours, quite structured above manager level but relaxed at a team level
Graduate, Melbourne
Professional culture Strong hierarchy that reflects the strategic nature of the policy we develop More individual work but with lots of meetings to discuss the work and thinking done Not a lot of socialising between colleagues
Graduate, Melbourne
Work life balance varies from team to team. Hierarchy can be crippling. Socialising amongst colleagues is easy to achieve even if not in your current team - there are so many networks.
Graduate, Melbourne