a demanding and challenging role which improved my leadership, endurance and ability to work in a team envrionment. I have developed phyiscal robustness, emotional intelligence and ability to influence others to achieve tasks.
Enogerra army barracks (Former Employee) – Ipswich QLD – 31 January 2019
The army produced a living space for the people who train to fight for our country. This three day experience for me was very eye opening and enabled me to connect with mature people whom respect themselves and the workplace around them and the people who they work with known as best mates or family to them. I learned communication is a key part to staying in touch while your working so things don't mess up. The hardest thing I learned was well alot cause it's the army. Overall I enjoyed being in work condition and I always put in my full effort even if it's not needed.
Oakleigh - Cadet Under Officer (Former Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 5 December 2018
A great learning opportunity for young and adventurous people. It is excellent training, discipline that develops survival skills for any person. It will provide the young person skills for training, child care, health and sports development.
Applying for Army reserve will also provide those skills for any person.
Fantastic learning for a ypung person
Active and on the go with survival camps that may not suit some people
Secure employment at the cost of work life balance and employee rights
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) – Sydney & townsville – 21 November 2018
As imagined the army is an oppressive enviroment as you are managed by people who are promoted based on time in rank as opposed to merit. Morale is very low in the army at the lower ranks as they are poorly managed.
Secure employment and money
Management, worklife balance, rights as an employee
The army teaches you lots of stuff about yourself. You can strive to be the best or complete at a bare minimum level. Lots of medical benefits and if you find yourself working with good guys, the bad days turn out good
Communications Operator (Former Employee) – townsville – 22 August 2018
A day at work within the Australian Army is never the same. I learned to be more confident and to back myself. The hardest part of the job was being away from family and friends for long periods. The most rewarding part of the job was the experiences you gain and the adventures.
Steward (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 21 August 2018
In the Army, you get posted around Australia every three or four years. I was single and I didn't have kids to move around, so I was okay. There were many divorced or de facto members. Make sure your partner is okay with this. Being a soldier isn't just a job; it's a lifestyle, a culture. When I was still in, they were called the 'Soldier Career Management Scheme'. Everybody just called them SCEMA. They pretty much told you where you're getting posted. (Conditions of Service, a contract you sign before you join the Defense Force). But you could ask SCEMA very, very nicely where you wanted to go. Like any Army, you have to go through Boot Camp first. Boot is a big culture shock for some people. Be prepared to be yelled at, lots of exercise and pack marches. Then they put through Corps training, such as Transport or Infantry. And then you're in.
Good work culture
Every jobs had it's ups and downs. I didn't have a problem with any of it.
Administration Supervisor (Current Employee) – Sydney NSW – 30 July 2018
An excellent career path, no matter what job you choose to do, especially for a young person wishing to challenge themselves or use as a stepping stone for an a different career path. The organisation is one of the most respected and well paid in the world compared to other armed forces. Career progression is based on merit, should you wish to go all the way, there is nothing stopping you. Depending on which of the hundreds of jobs you choose to do, you'll be offered positions all across the country. It is a wonderful organisation to work for, who provide wonderful family support amongst a wonderful netwrok of people.
Administration Supervisor (Current Employee) – Darwin NT – 19 July 2018
Good job security and excellent benifits. Excellent opportunity to travel and experience other culture's around the Country and the World. The minority or Military personnel are highly professional and goal orientated.
Armoured Vehicle Driver (Former Employee) – Driver NT – 18 July 2018
for such a big organisation that is meant to deal with national security but cant handle simple paper work is bit of a worry. although i leant heaps in my time in the army it wasnt without alot of misleading paper work and wrong instructions from the chain of comand.
training is to the minimum standard unless you are a "favourite'