NSW Department of Education and Communities Reviews

Updated 18 Apr 2021

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NSW Department of Education and Communities  Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli
Adrian Piccoli
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance with Good remuneration(in 11 reviews)

  • "school holidays(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "behaviour management(in 4 reviews)

  • "limited hours(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      High School Teacher

      18 Feb 2021 - Teacher in Sydney
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      Pros

      Rewarding job if you have the right mindset for it.

      Cons

      Challenging at times depending on your colleagues.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Gaslighting and Dogwhistles

      11 Mar 2021 - Education Specialist in Newcastle
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      Pros

      Decent wage. Fulfilling career if you can stay inside the box. Some workplaces are great - note the school itself may not be a "good" school but if you are in a supportive workplace with supportive executive staff, it can be a very enjoyable place to work.

      Cons

      You don't want to be different in most workplaces. If you stand out in any way (positively or negatively), your career could be a living nightmare. Certain senior-level staff are protected for some unknown reason and anyone who dares voice a concern are gaslighted. Your mental health could be destroyed. If you are a teacher, 20% of the job is educating (teaching, grading, feedback, student welfare, etc.), the rest is tick-the-box compliance and paperwork. If you want to be successful, keep your mouth shut, do all the tasks required (no matter how meaningless), and never ever complain about anything. If you are being bullied, reporting the harassment will only make it worse. Remember, your principal has total control over your career, so be a good puppet and you will be fine.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great for someone looking for casual work

      22 Mar 2021 - Assisted Travel Support Officer 
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      Pros

      Its a rewarding experience and something thats easily manageable with uni.

      Cons

      Timesheets were paper based and needed to be send manually every fortnight.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Context is everything

      11 Apr 2021 - Classroom Teacher in Wollongong
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      Pros

      Making a permanent difference to students lives

      Cons

      Unpaid work at night, weekends, holidays, those in the organisation who want to advance themselves at the cost of the wellbeing of their colleagues

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      slow pace

      18 Apr 2021 - Product Manager in Sydney
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      Pros

      less pressure to deliver on targets

      Cons

      frequent changes without any logic

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Yin-Yan Experience

      5 Feb 2021 - Mental Health Peer Specialist in Sydney
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      Pros

      Steady employment; wide range of locations; guaranteed salary increases until top pay reached; a good level of comradery amongst most staff members.

      Cons

      Bullying and 'preferential' treatment of some staff over others. Unequal level of commitment and service amongst similar positions. Ignorance of mental health issues pertaining to staff and students. Culture of keeping secrets pertaining to certain students kept from selective staff. Disability of staff not encouraged. (One principal told me he would not employ someone who could not stand and walk around- thereby excluding any teachers who are wheelchair-dependent.)

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      perfect place to work

      11 Feb 2021 - Full Stack Developer in Sydney
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, excellent salary

      Cons

      can not find any downside so far

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great if your passionate

      17 Mar 2021 - Primary Teacher in Sydney
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      Pros

      Rewarding, learn as you go, lots of professional development.

      Cons

      Not much salary progression over time.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Public Sector

      27 Jan 2021 - Senior Manager in Sydney
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      Pros

      Transparency in promotion and training processes

      Cons

      No capacity to negotiate salary

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Can make a difference to a community- just would be nice if the staff were all adults

      25 Jan 2021 - Classroom Teacher in Sydney
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      Pros

      Make a difference and help students from all backgrounds of all abilities reach their potential

      Cons

      Work life balance, bullying by other staff members, lack of support of staff

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