NICTA Reviews

Updated 15 May 2019

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4.0
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Pros
  • "Good working environment, nice facilities and different kinds of guidance towards career development(in 6 reviews)

  • "A mix of smart, hard working people, and a relaxed flexible working environment(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "A majority of business teams are led by managers who would not be hired for a similar role in the industry(in 3 reviews)

  • " merge with csiro (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good Research Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people and friendly staff

    Cons

    I don't have any complaint

  2. "Review"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Felixable time, good environment, multi culture

    Cons

    slow processing, bad management, unclear scope

  3. "Principal Researcher"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Researcher in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NICTA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for research or commercialization, or learning new skills and technologies Good people - admin/operations and engineering and research staff were all good and working to common vision across the organization

    Cons

    Now merged with CSIRO - government bureaucracy

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  4. "Research Assitant"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NICTA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good environment, good colleague, good salary, good outlook

    Cons

    less industry exposure, less growth opportunity

  5. "software engineer"

    3.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NICTA

    Pros

    good location, new challenging task

    Cons

    too much office political stuff

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  6. "Recommend"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Staff Software Research Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends

    I worked at NICTA full-time

    Pros

    Open culture with full of talented people.

    Cons

    I can not find any negative points at the moment

  7. "Politics between the different states rendered this organization anything but "national"."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really brilliant people work here, who have good ideas applicable to many fields of research and development in the national interest.

    Cons

    Most employees have divided loyalties: their university and state figure importantly in their decisions, but the central admin has poor relations with most of these entities.

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  8. "Good for doing research, ugly politics"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at NICTA full-time

    Pros

    There were interesting problems to work on. Working there was a nice mix of academic research with some freedom in shaping the direction of the research and being able to apply the research to practical problems.

    Cons

    Company politics were terrible. Promotions and budget allocations were highly political processes with favoritism and back stabbing.

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  9. "Research Assistant"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NICTA part-time

    Pros

    A very nice place to work surrounded by intelligent and humble people. Lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    With the CSIRO merger things have not remained same. And a lot of procedure have now slowed down progress and lowered employees' morale.

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  10. "Visitor"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NICTA

    Pros

    Good working environment, nice facilities and different kinds of guidance towards career development

    Cons

    Senior management lack of future development prospective

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