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not bad
RIFLEMAN (Former Employee) –  Townsville QLD13 June 2019
not bad, yeah just really not bad. Can be some pretty good days and some pretty bad days. As long as you apply yourself through Kapooka and your IET training you'll be fine.
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5.0
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Fun and sometimes demanding
Supervisor/Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Perth W.A.6 March 2019
I was always a supervisor within the army even when I was at kapooka training for the army. Each position I was the person in charge of that section.
Pros
Free lunch and other benifits
Cons
I had to go where i was posted to
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4.0
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Excellent team work and mateship
Various positions (current rank Lance Corporal) (Current Employee) –  Canberra ACT6 January 2019
Excellent working environment, either on base or while on exercise. Involves a lot of hard manual labour, but still very rewarding, depending on what your role is.
Pros
A great experience to get you out of your comfort zone
Cons
Long hours
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5.0
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A rewarding career
Information Systems Technician (Former Employee) –  Australia29 December 2018
The army has given me a lot that most jobs would not have. I have seen a lot of this and other countries and acquired fantastic skillsets while being paid a premium wage.
Pros
Wage, Benefits
Cons
Location Stability
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5.0
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Great envirnoment to be part of
Cadet (Former Employee) –  Oakleigh VIC1 December 2018
A great place to be employed, it comes with many benefits and is a worthy organization to be part of.
The best thing about the Australian Army is the people you meet there.
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3.0
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Fun environment
Combat Engineer (Current Employee) –  Brisbane QLD19 November 2018
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
Pros
Medical, free dental
Cons
Long hours, field
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5.0
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Excellent benefits
General Soldier (Former Employee) –  Townsville QLD12 October 2018
This company has excellent benefits such as free medical and dental care. You are provided with 4 weeks per year of annual leave and given a couple of extra days granted by the Commanding Officer of the battalion.
Pros
Job Security
Cons
Long Hours
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5.0
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productive challenging
Gunner (Former Employee) –  australia20 September 2018
great place to work at, challenging physically when on exercise, great travel benefits and healthcare. and great mates and colleagues. always a learning environment.
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4.0
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Good
Administration Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Darwin NT19 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.
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4.0
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Working with AAFCANS
Catering Assistant (Current Employee) –  Laverton VIC17 July 2018
All staff members are employed as casuals only but the hours can sometime be full time hours. The upside is that you don't work weekends, public holidays or Christmas.
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Average Work place
Private (Former Employee) –  Adelaide17 April 2018
The day to day work is not too bad. Its good for making good mate and the benefits are good. Free medical and dental and the leve entitlement is good and the salary is really good.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Long hours
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5.0
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Performance induced and challenging environment
Team Leader and Manager (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW27 March 2018
The army isn't for everyone. The management can be non-existent at times, and living in the field isn't everyone's cup of tea. The work-load can be repetitive and monotonous. Despite all that, I thoroughly enjoyed my time serving in the Australian Army. The people you work with compensate for the negatives. The army is built upon camaraderie and with free medical and dental, the army is definitely a great place of employment.
Pros
Medical, Dental, Pay, Teamwork
Cons
Leadership, Family/work-life balance.
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5.0
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Enjoyable
Detachment Commander (Current Employee) –  Darwin NT15 February 2018
Great career and job, work/life balance is tested. Extra allowances, incidentals, free medical and dental, PT every morning, sport on Thursdays and Super.
Pros
Incidentals, free medical and dental, PT and allowances
Cons
Long hours, work/life balance and people who join
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4.0
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Varied & Challenging
Design Draftsman (Former Employee) –  Perth WA6 February 2018
A typical day for a tradesperson would be conducting some manner of heavy fitness training and working within a workshop environment conducting maintenance on military equipment. A typical day can also be in a living in field environment either supporting or actively participating in combat scenarios or deployed on peacekeeping activities or in an active war zone.

A great deal of training goes into you and you learn to wear a number of different hats, keeping up to date with all of it can be challenging at times. The constant physical requirements and having to be away over long periods and function under physically and mentally demanding conditions can also present difficulties.

In terms of benefits, your job is secure for the most part, lots of training and learning opportunities, and you are well looked after for the most part in terms of renumeration and benefits which improve as you rise up the ranks.
Pros
Free Medical
Cons
Time Away
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3.0
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Great culture but with some downsides.
Tank crewman (Current Employee) –  Townsville29 January 2018
The hardest part of the job is constantly being away and not having some sort of routine. This is not a 9-5 job per se. Being away for around 10 days a month for 7-8 months takes its toll, not only on the body but the mind as well. But that's what we signed up for, now it is time for moving forward.
Pros
Pay and allowances, job security
Cons
Long unpaid hours(penalties etc)
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3.0
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Alright job, management is terrible.
General Service Officer (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT11 January 2018
The Australian Army is an average job. While the pay is decent there is no guarantees on when members returns from training exercises. Also the culture is verage.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Work life balance
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4.0
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Great lifestyle and mateship.
Quartermaster (Former Employee) –  Enoggera QLD26 December 2017
The work/life balance was great.
management is different depending on your corps.
hardest part of working in the military was being away from family for long periods of time.
Most enjoyable part was the friendship i made.
Pros
Free medical
Cons
long hours
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4.0
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productive
Artilleryman (Former Employee) –  australia7 December 2017
the work to life balance is good, you make life long friends. sometimes it gets a little rough but what can you expect its the army, you learn many life values, ranging from punctuality to many other things
Pros
bush pay
Cons
extra hours
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4.0
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The Army
OFFICER CADET (Current Employee) –  Canberra ACT5 December 2017
The Army is essentially as advertised. There are flaws with the pace of paperwork etc., as with any large organization. The benefits are great, yet the salary was okay.
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4.0
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Great for single people
Aircraft Technician-Corporal (Former Employee) –  Townsville QLD, Brisbane20 November 2017
The Army taught me that if you think you are exhausted think again, because they can and will push you to your limit. But this is a good thing because you learn what your breaking point is and it makes you all the more stronger for it.
Pros
Get to go places around the world and get paid for it.
Cons
You get paid a salary, and sometimes work 24/7, no sick days
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