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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications

4.1
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications Reviews

Based on 17 surveyed graduates working at Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.1
Based on 17 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The welcoming culture was great as a grad and has helped me transition into my ongoing role. Staff of all levels are interested in giving you advice and help when you need it and are genuinely interested in helping you transition into the Department.
  • I find the work engaging and challenging, and it gives me opportunities to develop my skills.
  • The people, the culture, the team
  • A welcoming and supportive work culture - other employees are always very happy to help with any issues and are interested in my development and work satisfaction.
  • Working in a technical area, sometimes the content is a little dry.
  • Lower pay than other APS agencies
  • Still learning to become more flexible with working arrangements, even though the hours are really good.
  • Department is separated into 3 buildings that aren't that close.

What Insiders Say

7.9
Career Prospects
7.9
Career Prospects
If you're good at your job and open to opportunities, you can progress quite quickly. From a grad, most people are in a senior advisory role within 12 months. From there it's only one step into executive positions.
7.9
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.9
Corporate Social Responsibility
Good fundraising for charities, education available for staff and acknowledgement of important issues.
8.6
Culture
8.6
Culture
The department has a good working culture and is inclusive. The department's social club, run by the graduates, encourages socialising afterhours through happy hours, trivia nights and other informal activities.
7.9
Diversity
7.9
Diversity
The Department is very family friendly and provides opportunities to support parents through flexible working hours and other negotiable arrangements.
8.1
Satisfaction
8.1
Satisfaction
Legal research, law reform, participation in the legislation making process, liaising with stakeholders - very diverse breadth and depth of tasks.
8.7
Management
8.7
Management
Possibly the best managers I have worked with. Senior management, in particular, are of inscrutable quality.
6.9
Office Work Environment
6.9
Office Work Environment
The Nishi building is outstanding. The Alinga and Nourthbourne offices are older office blocks but are spacious and have ample facilities, plus the CBD location is convenient for most employees. Dress code is normal office wear, with casual dress on Fridays for most teams.
8.5
Recruitment
8.5
Recruitment
Interviews were designed to minimise power imbalance between interviewers and interviewees. Interviewers genuinely wanted to see each candidate put in their absolute best performance. Most interview questions were given in advance, with time allowed to peruse. The sole 'hidden' question should not have come as a surprise to anyone who prepared for the interview. Practical assessments, which included a briefing/handover task, were closely related to the type of work we would be doing in subject areas relevant to the department.
7.4
Salary
7.4
Salary
The pay is lower than other APS workplaces, however the graduate program promotes graduates quickly.
7.5
Training
7.5
Training
From basket weaving workshops with Indigenous elders, to a paid-for Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from the UC, there are lots of training opportunities at the Department.
8.9
Work Hours
8.9
Work Hours
Very flexible. There are opportunities to negotiate working hours, working from home, etc. so that all lifestyles can be accommodated.
6
Sustainability
6
Sustainability
Recycling and organics bins