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NSW Department of Education and Communities Reviews

Updated 18 November 2018
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NSW Department of Education and Communities Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli
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  • "Too many politicking going inside to get noticed on top" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Interview questions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Human Resources Tester in City of Parramatta
    Current Employee - SAP Human Resources Tester in City of Parramatta
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very good work culture and good implementaion

    Cons

    Office infrastructure is not so good

    Advice to Management

    Must have more fun related activities at office for employees, just for having some light moments at work other than the normal routine.


  2. "Drama/History Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexibility in employment options.

    Cons

    Transfer system can be slow. No ability to consult a specialist about career options.

    Advice to Management

    Create an HR platform that is personal to staff, and private, so that they may talk to someone over a period of time if they have issues with the way their position is staffed, if they want to make a transition, or if they are struggling with their job. The EAP is not enough.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Public Education a Hard Road"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Sydney
    Current Employee - Teacher in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues
    Recognition of Aboriginal Australians
    Community spirit
    Parent support
    Enjoyment of working with young people

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Flawed selection processes
    Lack of autonomy
    Excessive paperwork
    Insufficient focus on teaching and learning
    Crowded curriculum

    Advice to Management

    All selection panels members to come from outside the school. Thoroughly review appeal processes.


  4. "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Sydney
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn

    Cons

    Management has to improve a lor


  5. "Graduate within the Department."

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    Former Employee - Policy Graduate in City of Parramatta
    Former Employee - Policy Graduate in City of Parramatta
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're able to undertake meaningful work for the public, generally nice and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Senior management and culture are toxic, workplace is dysfunction, a lot of politicking.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure there is a clear strategic vision for the Department, instil a positive workplace culture without nepotism or politicking.


  6. "Could be better."

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    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Improving pay and salary for classroom teachers.

    Cons

    Not enough support to gain permanent employment.
    Not enough support or resources to be able to decrease burn out amongst teachers.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    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

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Workplace Bullying"

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    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.


  9. "Academic Support Staff"

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    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


  10. "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