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NSW Government Reviews

Updated 2 Sep 2019

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NSW Government CEO Gladys Berejiklian
Gladys Berejiklian
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  1. "Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow to change, laggard in innovation

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    NSW Government2017-12-13
  2. "Lots of Opportunities for growth and development"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The government is so big, that there's scope to build on or apply your skills across different parts of government

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is very well developed

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    NSW Government2019-09-02
  3. "Strategy development"

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    Current Employee - Director Strategy in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Culture, working to benefit the community

    Cons

    Tight budgets and lean teams

    NSW Government2019-08-19
  4. "Rewards for hard work, culture improving"

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    Former Employee - Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety, ability to seek new experiences and opportunities

    Cons

    Process heavy and not value adding at times, systems outdated, poor performance not well managed

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    NSW Government2019-07-26
  5. "Good career growth"

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    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work across agencies, career growth Solid processes for robust outcomes, i.e. no cutting corners

    Cons

    Some agencies can be slow to react.

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    NSW Government2019-06-09
  6. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Graduate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mentorship Good introduction to policy work Scope to really make an impact due to constantly shifting circumstances (helps in future jobs)

    Cons

    Dpt of Industry was a bit chaotic and unprepared to accept grads Lack of structured training (aside from diploma) Graduate diploma a waste of time

    NSW Government2019-02-26
  7. "Electorate officer"

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    Current Employee - Electorate Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary is very generous, lots of opportunities to network and get involved in government events

    Cons

    Somewhat stressful and relies on ministers and government bodies getting back to you.

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    NSW Government2018-12-13
  8. "Govt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time

    Pros

    Good conditions, opportunity and options

    Cons

    none really a good place to work

    NSW Government2018-09-30
  9. "Good place to work if you're in the right position and team, can be insanely bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Flex leave - Decent pay and super - Job stability - Most people are good to work with and helpful - Interesting projects - A lot of hard-working temp and contract staff

    Cons

    - Limited opportunity for development, especially when at a 3/4 grade - tend to get knocked back for requesting training and development opportunities (with the excuse of lack of funding) when several members of senior management are getting entire masters degrees paid for by the department - Unnecessary and overly complex processes - Certain managers are difficult to work with and provide little to no direction on projects and performance - No benefits apart from fitness passport (which temp staff aren't eligible for)

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    NSW Government2018-08-03
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Surrey Hills
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Government full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance and team culture

    Cons

    Red tape in the organisation.

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    NSW Government2018-08-07
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