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Information Technical Officer (Former Employee) –  Docklands VIC19 July 2017
The pay is good, management is appalling. If you are a meteorologist you're laughing, if not you need to be careful. Nepotism is rife so you need to suck up to the bosses. No leadership or leaders, just bosses who boss people around. Problem is they promote their own and aren't the right people. They pat themselves on the back and then wonder what to do and look for people to blame when they can't get things done. Everyone who leaves never goes back to Christmas lunches because usually they leave with a bad taste after the way there were treated, even people with 30-40 years service in all sections.
Pros
Can be interesting if you like the weather.
Cons
Location and Management
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Good work place with the best colleagues
Web Developer and Graphic Designer (Current Employee) –  Adelaide SA22 February 2017
Good work atmosphere, very good colleagues and good manager to work with. Having nice team work and helping each other to develop projects. They let you improve your knowledge about web design and graphics and appreciate what you doing for them.
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Flood Analyst (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC1 June 2016
The flood analysis and database research for flood analysis was extensive but great work to solve current problems in flood warnings and management.
Pros
Great organization to work for
Cons
Long shifts during extensive floods
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Pleasant work environment but overly administrative
Project Procurement Officer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne City Centre VIC6 May 2016
Pleasant work environment but overly administrative.
Commonwealth Procurement Rules create structure and easy to follow.
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Not good
Technical Officer (Former Employee) –  Darwin NT10 April 2016
They understand the meteorology but not the business. Driving a restructuring by not looking at the detail is going to present organizational stress.
Pros
Nil
Cons
Nil
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Flexible hours, days off when family members were ill
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC7 March 2016
I have enjoyed my job in various departments, met some lovely people, acquired several on the job training.

My day began at 8.00 am and finished at 4.30 with 1/2 hour or an hour for lunch.
Learned new skills at the start of my career with Bureau of Meteorology. All the managers I worked for were very supportive and with great patience. My co-workers were friendly and helpful. We also met after working hours and week-ends.

The hardest part for me was when the Bureau started centralizing and amalgamating jobs. Admin sections became obsolete.

The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new skills in different departments/sections of the Bureau.
Pros
No free lunches, but flexible working days are great when one is raising a family.
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An enjoyable working experience
Visiting Scientist (Current Employee) –  Canberra, ACT1 February 2016
The BoM is an awesome place to work! The people are fun, it's a great space to learn and brainstorm ideas between colleagues and the environment is always friendly. Learning from easy going people is one of the best characteristics, while a well organized system does include formalities of a public service nature.
The monthly climate and water briefing was a great experience; always interesting to see what models propose and how they are presented to the audience.
Pros
Open Office Desk, Easy-Going Colleagues, Kitchen
Cons
None so far!
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Great place to work, Job security, Job work/life balance reat people to work with
Administrative Services Officer rade 4 (Former Employee) –  Melbourne City Centre, VIC15 September 2014
Prioritise work load was a typical days work, learning abut statistics of weather conditions throughout the country, great management personnel with in the section, friendly co-workers, hardest part of the job was not having enough staff and time to finish the said tasks.

The most enjoyable part of the job was that you could depend on staff to chip in and work as a team.
Pros
great people to socialise and work for.
Cons
be appreciated
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Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Docklands1 December 2013
I was brought in for a 12 month contract and extended for 12 months. APS organisations have instruction to end all non-ongoing contracts so I sadly have to finish.
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