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Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government Reviews

Updated 7 Jul 2019

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Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government CEO Brad Hazzard
Brad Hazzard
9 Ratings
  1. "Super good"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker 

    I have been working at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flex leave is heaps goood

    Cons

    Some people are a bit cliquey

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-06-05
  2. "A place with no process and ethics"

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    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No Pros to write here i n this section

    Cons

    People with egoistic mindset are given the higher roles. There is no two way communication, kind of dictatorship , lazy ineffective management and cronyism. There are no processes, people keep on hiding facts , with such intentions how do you think they serve kids. very unfortunate to see such organization misusing money and human resource.

    Advice to Management

    to work with people its important to be human and listen to the issues

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-07-08
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends

    I have been working at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, great pay, personal & professional development.

    Cons

    Too many restructure, limited promotion opportunities.

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-04-21
  4. "Poor flexibility options, humble work environments, good people and work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Legal Officer in Ashfield
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good hours, friendly people, constant availability of job opportunities

    Cons

    Extremely limited to no flexibility options despite enormous network of infrastructure across NSW

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexibility to work in different offices

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-04-07
  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Child Protection Case Worker 
    Recommends

    I worked at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, lots of leave, staff training and professional development

    Cons

    High staff turnover, stressful, lack of good management, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers and take care of them

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-02-24
  6. "A workplace you can contribute to"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time

    Pros

    A diverse workforce with community and purpose. Opportunities to contribute to improving the organisation if you find yourself in the right team. The location in Ashfield is accessible and lively with good food, coffee and shopping.

    Cons

    A tenuous and sometimes fraught relationship with the overarching organisation of FACS. There are pockets of unhappy and underperforming areas which lack effective leadership. Very fragile ego's in the executive team can propel bad decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Put aside your ego and self interest in maintaining the status quo. Recognise that your employees are your greatest asset, not your competition.

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-02-07
  7. "Project Officer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Service Officer Specialist in Queanbeyan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rewarding and fulfilling employment opportunities exist

    Cons

    I have no comment to make

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide exceptional leadership

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-02-05
  8. "Facs"

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

    I have been working at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Love contributing to something bigger than the mundane.

    Cons

    Like any employer, experience varies by line manager.

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-02-04
  9. Helpful (2)

    "The blind leading the blind."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nothing, nada, zip,zero and infinity thumbs down.

    Cons

    Lazy ineffective management and cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the upper levels!

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-02-24
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Enter at your own risk"

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    Current Employee - Project Officer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flex leave, flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Cronyism, misappropriation of tax payer dollars, negligence, bullying culture, lack of regard for clients, corruption, little to no care for staff

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and have a look at what is happening in your local CSCs... disgraceful

    Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government2019-02-06
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