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NSW Department of Education and Communities Reviews

Updated 12 June 2018
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NSW Department of Education and Communities Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time

    Pros

    Strong work life balance, interesting and meaningful work

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can stifle ideas and implementation

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop young talent and foster innovation


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Workplace Bullying"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sydney
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A Place With Long Hours

    Cons

    One in 5 Employees are Bullied by Management with no action taken. Complaints process does not even comply with Public Service Commission Guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Undertake a complete review of the complaints process to ensure action is taken against the Bullies but also that employee psychological wellbeing is fully considered.

  3. "Academic Support Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Support Staff in Parramatta
    Former Employee - Academic Support Staff in Parramatta

    I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, plenty of interaction with teachers

    Cons

    Dependent on high school
    Limited hours


  4. "Could be good with change"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Redfern, New South Wales
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Redfern, New South Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Location, Government, Good Cause, supporting Education and children's futures, There are many good people. Opportunity to work across different departments.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Lazy Coworkers, Dysfunctional behaviors. Behind the times in technology, process and thinking. Wasted money on projects that go nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the cronyism and weed out the problem employees


  5. "Great place to work, good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Administration in Sydney
    Former Employee - Administration in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance with Good remuneration

    Cons

    Experience matters. If you have minimal teaching experience growth may be difficult


  6. "Very Good Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable Pay
    Supports Learning
    Work Life Balance
    Friendly working environment

    Cons

    Policy Constraints
    Too many processes
    Same work everyday

    Advice to Management

    Non


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Parramatta
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Parramatta
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent working condition with great culture and values.

    Cons

    Application process is long winded.

    Advice to Management

    Give career progression opportunities to hard worker.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Bullying is ignored and friends are promoted"

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

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good and the hours are good.

    Cons

    No one is interested in actually doing any work, everyone is horrified of change, and there are bullies and even HR complaints from multiple staff members just mean it's ignored, or the person is moved to another equal level role. There is no way to ever progress your career and once you're in a pay grade, you are there forever.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell us it's great to work here when the turnover is ridiculous, there's open name calling, high turnover, and people storm out of meetings. THIS IS NOT NORMAL.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Rapidly deteriorating environment"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Office Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Corporate Office Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some truly amazing projects and initiatives going on. Some people truly are there for the right reasons and passionate about what they do. The pay is ok, benefits like maternity leave and sick leave are good.

    Cons

    Massive issues with culture - bullying is rife. Lots of sychopants and incompetent management. Turnover is significant. Blame shifting, narcissist executive are everywhere. Not worth the impact on your health. Very few areas that are enjoyable working in.

    Advice to Management

    Please leave.


  10. "Great learning experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Sydney
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really helped me refine behavioural management and classroom management strategies, lots of initiatives that try to bring the best out of young graduate teachers

    Cons

    Rigid hiring system that has a long wait list for permanency. Staff are overworked and not rewarded adequately for the hours and effort to make public education a quality one that competes with other sectors. High rate of teacher burn outs. Only the best teachers seem to survive!

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on retaining good employees and incentives for permanent staff to grow rather than being complacent after grinding for many years into permanency.


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