Project Manager in Melbourne VIC
The work life balance was the main reason I stayed after completing my first (and very interesting project)This was my first government job. Was a big adjustment - no tea, no coffee, no milk - stationary the cheapest they could get - very different to the private sector. Once I made the adjustment people were mostly good, internal processes frustrating- All this in the name of making sure the tax payers money was spent wisely- the waste due to the bureaucracy was staggering, and the job interview process - words fail me. But I stayed nearly 6 years you just have to adapt!
Finance Business Partner in Melbourne City Centre VIC
Culture in Finance is extremely bad! The Culture in Finance is extremely bad! Also the finance operating systems and procedures are the worst I have seen in 25 years working for Companies in Finance
Management and Culture needs a shakeup.Didn't appreciate getting yelled at by management. Overwork and underpaid. Expected to complete work way above pay grade. Mass exit because of bad culture, no consultation when changes occur and lack of management people skills.
Technology Consultant in Melbourne Docklands VIC
Toxic culture, too much micro management and no trust in staffI would not recommend working in the technology projects space at BOM, although there are many nice people there, the experience was horrible due to the mismanagement and pressure put on our team. Our team was tasked to deliver a range of work, but plans and deadlines were constantly shifting outside of our control. This resulted in the management teams putting pressure on us to deliver work and questioning what work had been done, without taking ownership or responsibility of the fact that they had postponed or changed the work that had been planned. There was a huge lack of clarity overall and there was little trust between the many layers of management and our team.People were regularly resigning and leaving the project and not keen to come back due to this problematic management from above, with people being treated like cattle rather than assets.
Project Manager, Public Services Transformation in Melbourne Docklands VIC
Great place to work - people care about public serviceLoved the BoM. Sadly covid budget cuts meant some of us contractors had to be let go. A really passionate place, and everyone cares about doing the right thing for the public. Daily weather briefings for all staff was interesting - learned a lot, there's more to the weather than you think. If you like science, you will like the BoM.