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New South Wales Government Reviews

Updated 7 February 2019
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  1. "Graduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New South Wales Government full-time

    Pros

    Career progression
    Perks of being in a central agency
    High salary and support from senior manager

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be very slow and you have nothing to do!


  2. "Senior Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New South Wales Government full-time

    Pros

    Flexibly Working
    Challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    Government style - sometimes process is slow

  3. "Good work and life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New South Wales Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work and life balance. Flex hours and work at home options are available

    Cons

    Pay is not great and progression is limited. Not great if you want to grow your career.


  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New South Wales Government full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, central location, good pay

    Cons

    not great for skills progression, and poor leadership team.


  5. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people
    People are very willing to teach and help you

    Cons

    Everything you expect from public sector.


  6. "Some great people working there, systems are poor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New South Wales Government full-time

    Pros

    Interesting public policy issues
    People with years of experience and willing to help
    Good work/life balance
    Can move around the department

    Cons

    Poor HR systems
    Alot of managers can't manage
    Cooperation between teams is lacking


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    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people, reasonable hours, great views, Technologically pretty savvy.
    Nice location, collegial atmosphere. Easy access to all levels of people in Company

    Cons

    Modest salaries, limited bonus in IT. Limited breadth of Capital markets exposure.
    At time decision making process constrained in speed by Semi Government nature

    Advice to Management

    Keep people in one building if at all possible. Make sure to keep up the excellent level of communications in the Town Hall process.

  8. "Not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, all decisions flow through Treasury before the money button's pushed.
    Time served looks good on resume especially if a career with Gov is planned. Also one of the few areas where there is the real chance of moving to the private sector - especially banking.

    Cons

    Lots of them:
    - poorly paid
    - culture of "no"
    - generation divide challenges open plan design
    - mind numbing routines

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the economists. Teach people the etiquette of open plan activity based offices (e.g. loud conversations)


  9. "Unique experience in the Commerical Directorate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I have been working at New South Wales Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to financial, banking and legal market in the area of infrastructure. While contributing to decision making process of Government. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Remuneration is slightly below market with comparable private sector role. Very high demanding at times, which requires working beyond contracted hours.

    Advice to Management

    Good development of professional goals. Opportunity to work autonomously is a plus. Good development in team collaboration.


  10. "One of the better department"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Current Employee - Analyst in Sydney

    I have been working at New South Wales Government full-time

    Pros

    awesome new office
    good work life balance compare to some private companies (but not all of them), ppl still pulling 50+ hours during peak period

    Cons

    "restructrue" means bring in more managers
    rigid promotion process