Brisbane City Council Reviews

Updated 17 May 2020

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3.4
72%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Graham Quirk
Graham Quirk
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fantastic Work life balance and exposure to very interesting policy and political realities of government(in 10 reviews)

  • "Flex time, Good people, safety Job, Good culture(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management initiatives are often implemented without being tested for true improvement value(in 5 reviews)

  • "Very political environment but few department are supportive(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Coummication Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Brisbane City Council full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flex time, Good people, safety Job, Good culture. help to each other. Care to each other.

    Cons

    It is very Good. NO Cons.

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  2. "Not Output Driven"

    2.0
    Current Employee - TSM DevOps 

    I have been working at Brisbane City Council full-time

    Pros

    I guess the employment is stable.

    Cons

    Not an output driven organisation.

  3. "Good"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Accountant in Brisbane

    I have been working at Brisbane City Council full-time

    Pros

    Flexible good work life balances

    Cons

    Low salary And low, low low

  4. "No Work Life Balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brisbane City Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great CIO who knows what needs to be done

    Cons

    Culture is poor as cannot move on those who work the system to do as little as possible That leaves their work load for the professionals to take on in addition to their own

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  5. "Business reports and HR and payroll plannin& and intelligence of operational teams"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning and Intelligence Sorry Officer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brisbane City Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Accountability of tasks, if I don't provide correct current Intel, individual officers lives can be severely affected, providing solutions and Intel so officers can work smarter

    Cons

    My mistakes or misinformation can result in serious personal complications for staff, repetitive, low pay, so busy with daily tasks no time for capability development. My TL of a micro managing dictator that has lost the desire and motivation to adapt customer focused products

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, however workload is heavy"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Brisbane City Council full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment with some very dedicated staff. Organisation is dedicated to leadership development and investing in staff.

    Cons

    Workload expectations can sometime be unrealistic.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Progessive government organisation but can be slower to get things done"

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

    I have been working at Brisbane City Council part-time

    Pros

    Great work/like balance Flex time, and a 7.25 standard working day Free gym and gym classes onsite Friendly, supportive environment

    Cons

    Slower decision-making Several levels of approval required to get things moving or changed

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pro's and Con's"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Brisbane City Council full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some great teams and people but you need to be lucky to be in those teams. Pay above average.

    Cons

    Bullying not dealt with. Policies and procedures only followed when it suits. No job security even if they say so.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pros and Cons of BCC"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brisbane City Council

    Pros

    Flex time, long service leave, superannuation and leave loading on annual leave.

    Cons

    Not honouring leave without pay under the enterprise bargaining agreement.

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  10. "Relief Officer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relief Officer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Brisbane City Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, great customers who help Variety Less micro management than admin teams, more autonomy, less stifling :-)

    Cons

    Non existent preparation or training for assignment, just left to figure the job out which can be an added stress.

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