Australian Army Reviews

Updated 22 Apr 2021

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Australian Army Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO
Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Job Security, Variety, Service, Resilience, Employability, Flexibility(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great benefits including housing, medical and dental(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Large amounts of time away in harsh conditions(in 14 reviews)

  • "Time away from home, posting cycle means you move around a lot(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "World Class Training"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Sydney

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    - Training - Networking - Leadership - Team work - Resilience

    Cons

    - Hard to raise family - Have to move location often

  2. "Great opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Heavy Diesel Mechanic in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free healthcare Great friends Subsidized housing or mortgage Great work rest play balance

    Cons

    Pay is ok but wouldn't write home about it Some people with rank can be butt hats and you just have to deal with it

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  3. "Good experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer in Oakey

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Positive project management opportunities for anyone

    Cons

    Not many promotion opportunities or progression

  4. "Not for everyone"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vehicle Mechanic in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Secure pay, flexible (most of the time), good benefits, plenty of career progression.

    Cons

    Defence has large control over your life, lower pay than you can earn outside as a civilian, could get posted to somewhere you don't want to live, away from home for long periods of time with little notice.

  5. "Army Officer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Sydney

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    In my experience, it’s a positive work environment.

    Cons

    Housing arrangements are, at best, overly complex.

  6. "Great job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physical Training Instructor in Canberra
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team feeling when working with others

    Cons

    The Locations of jobs can differ in opportunity for spouses

  7. "Great life"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    Unique opportunities that you can't gain anywhere else

    Cons

    Very tough on family life

  8. "Army life"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Army Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    Diversity of roles, improve and excel in planning and execution of operations

    Cons

    Work/life stability is at times difficult.

  9. "Great life"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Officer 

    I worked at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Shirt notice tasks and relocations

  10. "Corporal Sig"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Communications Systems Operator in Brisbane

    I have been working at Australian Army full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with a great focus on fitness

    Cons

    Time away from family can be hard

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