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NSW Department of Education and Communities Reviews

Updated 16 Jul 2019

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Found 45 reviews

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NSW Department of Education and Communities  CEO Adrian Piccoli
Adrian Piccoli
15 Ratings
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  • "Senior management and culture are toxic, workplace is dysfunction, a lot of politicking(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great school, challenging parents, high expectations"

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      Current Employee - Teacher 

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

      Pros

      Amazing staff and lovely students.

      Cons

      Difficult to get permanent employment.

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-06-16
    • "Feedback"

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      Current Employee - Deputy Principal 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Opportunity, team work, relationships, fairness, due process.

      Cons

      - Large number of roles - need to be a jack of all trades.

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-07-16
    • "Teacher"

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      Current Employee - Teacher in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Improving children’s lives very positively

      Cons

      Workload burnout and often toxic archaic competitive cultures

      Advice to Management

      Look after all employees including neurodiverse and those from minority groups

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-04-07
    • "Senior role"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Despite it's size and complexity, the organisation is generally well managed,

      Cons

      Third layer of defence is generally staffed by long-time and less than efficient members with poor technical abilities to flush out material risk exposures. Work is generally pushed out to new employees or to contractors (who eventually 'blend in' and become inefficient themselves). Observations reflect management operational needs rather than deficiencies against generally accepted standards and guidelines.

      Advice to Management

      Organisation deserves a skilled, efficient and effective third line. This should be outsourced under tightly managed contracts to control scope creep, gaps and overlap.

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-03-12
    • "Business Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

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

      Pros

      Location, Size, Opportunity, personal flexibility

      Cons

      Less flexibility to do anything around

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-02-22
    • "Drama/History Teacher"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

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

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2018-11-18
    • "Interview questions"

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

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

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2018-11-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "Public Education a Hard Road"

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      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 for 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.

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2018-09-08
    • "Data Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Data Analyst in Sydney

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

      Pros

      Good place to work and learn

      Cons

      Management has to improve a lor

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2018-08-12
    • "Graduate within the Department."

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      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 for 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.

      NSW Department of Education and Communities 2018-08-27
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