NSW Department of Education and Communities Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2020

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NSW Department of Education and Communities  Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli
Adrian Piccoli
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  1. "Finance"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Best team, Excellent managers, Learning Opportunities

    Cons

    No Flexibility, less movement between teams

  2. "mm"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Liaison Officer in Newcastle
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Absolutely love being involved with Student, Parent/carers and Community regarding Education and Wellbeing. Supporting all involved so that can they can become respectful, responsible so that they can be confident moving forward in their lives to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    Communication and information can be awkward around this position within the Department


  3. "Good public service job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator in Parramatta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good starting salary. Good work life balance. You will never die of being overworked!

    Cons

    Not a lot of formal training offered.

  4. "very good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ATSO in Bondi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    very good company to work with

    Cons

    nothing, everything is well organised and under control

  5. "A challenging but rewarding career"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Primary School Teacher in Sydney
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job opportunities - Even though you may have to move around to different schools, your benefits accrue because it is the one employer. Ability to work close to home Dedicated staff Opportunities to direct your interests down different avenues

    Cons

    Difficult and arduous process to gain permanent full-time work.

  6. "ok job"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Career fulfilment Enjoyable work environment Friendly

    Cons

    Long hours after work Lots of temp jobs not enough permanent

  7. "Great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - English Teacher 

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

    Pros

    I'm making a difference to the world

    Cons

    My colleagues can be very difficult to work with

  8. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School Teacher 

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of Professional Development and good pay.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

  9. "Mostly providing a high quality education for primary students"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Clear guidelines for schools for practice External professional learning

    Cons

    Not enough principal autonomy Too impacted by changes of government

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  10. "Increasing work load and expectations for NSW Teacher"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Intrinsically rewarding to educate the next generation.

    Cons

    Low pay for increasing workload demands on classroom teachers. Beaurocratically different in each school. Principals and executives follow their own decision making process and do not always do things according to official department of education policy.

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