AHPRA Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2020

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26 Ratings
  1. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Melbourne

    I worked at AHPRA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall had great work experience

    Cons

    Did not find any issues

  2. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AHPRA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome people and culture. Best place I’ve worked and I’ve worked across a range of businesses/industries Great opportunities for professional development. Work life balance is taken seriously. Lots of opportunities to be involved in projects and staff always considered for internal vacancies.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor culture"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Senior Legal Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AHPRA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good individuals doing their best, Public service ethic

    Cons

    Negative vibe, Blame culture prevails, Leadership plays favourites

  4. "Has it's moments but couldn't be happier"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AHPRA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Diversity, Fair, Equitable and an employer that does listen even though it can take time to listen, you can still get your message across. Is also ever evolving.

    Cons

    Downsides, I have worked in many corporate companies and it was refreshing to come to AHPRA and not feel like Big Brother is on your case when you are just doing your job.

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    AHPRA Response

    January 14, 2020Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. At Ahpra we will continue to improve how we do things. We listen to your feedback and to adapt to changing needs and expectations. Our overall goal is to make Ahapra a great place to work and an organisation which supports its staff. Best regards Sarah G at Ahpra

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Career suicide"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AHPRA full-time

    Pros

    Maybe the CBD location and eating left over catered food from the never ending "management meetings/forums"

    Cons

    Bullying and harassment culture, unsafe working conditions that creates a risk to a person's mental and physical well-being (I'm still suffering from PTSD after what happened at AHPRA), unfair and unjust offer of level 6 positions to staff members who were doing level 3 admin roles less than a year ago,

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  6. "What a mess"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AHPRA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I Loved the city location

    Cons

    No leadership, no transparency, no strategic thinking

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    "Not disgruntled just honest"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AHPRA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Got out, still sane and amused to see the decay continue, sad to see a community purpose organisation ruined by self obsessed mgt and (lack) of executive leadership (so tremendously self indulgent)

    Cons

    Bullies, inept, feeble minded leadership, quick to blame lowest level staff for the failures in leadership and management blame shifting from the “in crowd” to anyone else

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "You'd have to be insane to work here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AHPRA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Small number of colleagues are decent people

    Cons

    - No opportunities for progression or promotion - Bullying, discrimination, nepotism, favouritism, micromanagement, disrespectful behaviour, harassment rife throughout the company - Little done to combat bullying even after a scathing company wide survey revealed that bullying was a major issue - responses to the staff survey have been minimal and piecemeal -Toxic people in positions of power making the workplace toxic - managers hiring staff and creating siloed business units outside the organisation structure - Nepotism resulting in managers protecting the under-qualified, inexperienced employees they bring in, when they avoid work or misuse company resources and work hours. If you speak up, you become a target for bullying and harassment - breaches of privacy by HR: confidential bullying disclosures disseminated to managers (including those that were identified as bullies) without consent - positions appear to be reserved for favourite "in crowd" managers after they resign, so that they may choose to return if their new job does not pan out. New employees fill these positions on contract basis - professional development and pay increases minimal to non-existent (excuses always made about why pay cannot be increased) - staff are expected to satiate perceived "important people" such as executives and their lackeys, as well as board members/chairs/committee members

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    AHPRA Response

    September 5, 2019Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. At AHPRA, we are continuing to work to improve how we do things and to adapt to changing needs and expectations. Our overall goal is to make AHPRA a great place to work and an organisation which supports its staff. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly in relation to the concerns raised. If you’re agreeable, can you please contact us directly at employee.feedback@ahpra.gov.au so we can discuss this feedback with you directly. Best regards Sarah G at AHPRA

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Awful place to work, but it could have been so good"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AHPRA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is excellent. Purpose and mission of the organisation is commendable.

    Cons

    Senior management is disconnected from the organisation. Organisation pretends to care about staff, but it is simply lip service. Literally no training for years. No desire to help staff improve. Mid-level management roles created for particular staff - as they get created, all the staff know who that role has been created for (and lo and behold, that staff member miraculously ends up in that role). Unrealistic workloads and an obsession with KPIs ahead of all else means that all that management cares about is getting green ticks on the KPI report - as if that actually protects the public. AHPRA decided not to provide any form of exit interview, so prior to leaving, I provided a ten page document outlining my concerns with the organisation. I received in response a one page response from HR saying, in essence, "enjoy your career!" - no one reached out to ask about things. I indicated to senior management that I was seriously concerned about the stress on my staff and about some staff in particular - management's response was to remove me from the role. They never asked about the staff I was concerned about - who they were, what I was concerned about, or anything like that.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Glad I got out"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Notifications Officer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AHPRA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fellow notifications officers. Trauma brings people closer together.

    Cons

    Everything else, such as management telling you the outcome they want a matter to have before the investigation has concluded, the number of cases assigned per investigator, pressured to work overtime on Saturdays, favouritism, cliques, etc etc.

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