NSW Government Reviews

Updated 2 Aug 2020

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NSW Government Premier  Gladys Berejiklian
Gladys Berejiklian
13 Ratings
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  • "Severe lack of resources, incredibly limited career path unless you want to be a middle manager, best people walk when better opportunities come(in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management completely out of touch(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSO in Goulburn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Hours didn't work with school times for me

  2. "Great focus on supporting industry"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NSW Government full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great focus on supporting industry

    Cons

    unfortunately not resourced at high enough level


  3. "Review"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions and interesting work

    Cons

    Recruitment process can be quite lengthy and take weeks to hear if your application has progressed or been rejected.

  4. "Good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Production and Access Officer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Respect. Full training. Supportive environment.

    Cons

    Occasional long hours. Red tape.

  5. "Well meaning, but under resourced"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, for the most part people strive to do the best they can

    Cons

    Severe lack of resources, incredibly limited career path unless you want to be a middle manager, best people walk when better opportunities come. Feel like constantly moving to the next shiny object that catches a minister or directors attention, no chance to build things properly

  6. "X"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time

    Pros

    Location small team autonomy flexible working hours

    Cons

    None that come immediately to mind

  7. "Interesting work but overly 'public service' in attitude"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Education Officer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NSW Government full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Every project was different but allowed skill-building that applied to future projects - Interesting projects and partnerships with local, national and international institutions, private industries and individuals - A high level of autonomy whilst working within a team - Ideas and innovation valued - Flexi time and addition leave for family and community service

    Cons

    - Public service attitude - Too many 'seat warmers' that never left as they were enrolled in the old super scheme that pays a full time wage and is indexed so generally rises more than if staying in full time employment - Total inequity of workload between 'seatwarmers' and hard workers. Middle management were never able to address the situation even though it was well-known - Institution became top heavy with executive management so became increasingly ineffective with decisions and direction - Low opportunity for career advancement

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  8. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great team, awesome environment and very interesting and socially important projects. If you want to grow professionally and contribute to society - this is the right place to work.

    Cons

    Senior leadership and middle management are mostly driven by serving ministerial and own priorities and not the direct public; Old-school mentality; Very political;

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  9. "Improving lives"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    ability to influence government policy and services

    Cons

    conservative organisation, many layers of decision-making

  10. "Working for the Department of Planning & Environment"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Strategic Communications Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NSW Government full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large government department with many varied career opportunities. Good opportunities for working in communications.

    Cons

    Sometimes the business processes can affect the go-to market timeframes.

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