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Australian Army Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2019

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Found 62 reviews

3.6
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Australian Army CEO Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO
Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Job security, diversity of responsibilities(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Time away from home, rigid promotion system(in 9 reviews)

  • "Time away and ineffective management(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "ARES Officer Cadet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Army part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You really meet diverse impressive people

    Cons

    Potential drug tests Draining at times

    Australian Army2019-05-27
  2. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Cavalryman in Enoggera
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent pay for an unskilled job. Great benefits including housing, medical and dental.

    Cons

    Hard on the family life, as you go away a lot.

    Australian Army2019-06-03
  3. "Good pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Time off Training Free medical Various roles

    Cons

    Lack of adaptive leaders Culture

    Australian Army2019-06-10
  4. "Great for life long friends. Choose the right JOB!!"

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    Former Employee - Artillery Gunner in Darwin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Army full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    life long friends Job security Amazing illness and injury benefits

    Cons

    Officers that don't care about you or your career progress Not many trips overseas (peacetime army) Constant lies to keep you from discharging

    Australian Army2019-05-20
  5. "Technician Telecommunications Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    Job security, opportunity to travel domestically and overseas

    Cons

    Poor pay, often required to be away from home for extended periods, posting to new locations every three yerars

    Australian Army2019-05-09
  6. "Good to get your career started"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    Leave days Pay Free medical and dental

    Cons

    Time away Potential injuries Once you get promoted your opportunities decrease

    Australian Army2019-05-02
  7. "Great career starter if unsure about university/apprenticeships"

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    Former Employee - Information Systems Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - in a position to save $, get paid a decent wage while figuring out what to pursue. - gain a security clearance NV1/NV2/PV

    Cons

    Last minute holiday approval, can't book flights in advance etc.

    Australian Army2019-04-09
  8. "Army"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    Great experiences and amazing friends

    Cons

    No geographic stability and long periods away from home throughout the year

    Australian Army2019-03-27
  9. "Telecommunications Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Paid to keep fit Great experience for entry level Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Can get monotonous Treated poorly depending on hierarchy Lots of time away from home

    Australian Army2019-03-25
  10. "Army Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    Great career progression and training opportunities

    Cons

    Away from home quite a bit

    Australian Army2019-03-09
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