Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
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Relaxed and friendly very lax processes for clearance. Nice cafe. dhdhdhdhdhdfgfgfhdhdgfgfhhdhdghdgdgdgdgdgdggdgdgdgdgdgdgdgdgdggddgdggdgdgdgdgdjsdfjhsdfhjcb
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It was a great place to work in. Nice people. The job as a call center/customer service went smoothly always as i was provided with great training and the Supervisor and staff where all friendly.
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Very good work environment and nice people.
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It was a contract job i wish it was full-time
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al was good was working in ICT Platform group as a graduate salary wasnt great but learned a lot from the team. wasnt seeing my future in the company as the HR team wasnt very supportive
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Durch die Hitze Australiens begann der Tag spätestens um 7 Uhr morgens. Die Zeit am Morgen wurde genutzt um auf den verschiedenen Weizenfeldern Proben zur Auswertung zu sammeln und zum Labor zu bringen. Durch verschiedenste Maschinen wurde im Labor festgestellt, welche Art von Weizen bei welchen Wetterbedingungen am besten gedeiht. Zu jeder Zeit wurde ich bei Fragen unterstützt, sowohl am Arbeitsplatz als auch Privat. Dieses Unternehmen ist sehr familiär und die Arebitsplatzkultur unbeschreiblich. Auch in stressigen Situationen mit Überforderung der Hitze wurden Aufgaben stehts freundlich und im Team gelöst. Gerade die Festgkeit des Teams hat diese Arbeitserfahrung einmalig gemacht.
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Sehr gutes Gehalt
Cons
Hitze
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I had a great job at the department however management changed and it turned into a toxic environment. Co-workers made the position bearable until I was subjected to "performance management" for a mental illness.
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good job, lovely coworkers, good hours and pay
Cons
management
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The Department spans economic analysis, Big P policy development, programme management and regulatory compliance / operations/ service delivery. Building IT for a department like this is complicated and so success is even sweeter!
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Main building is a very nice building, next to ANU and lake. Culturally diverse - CalD group is very active. Mort street is also close to civic and the park. Social club is very proactive. Big brothers are too big.
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I will discuss with potential job opportunities about my current ambitions and the current duties I perform. Good management and a culture of hard honest team members.
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This department has some great people working for it. As usual, the management and leadership of teams is integral in deciding whether you will work in a place that is great to work for or not. Opportunties for people with no agricultural background to become invested in australian industry.
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Central CBD location
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Department of agriculture has been a very rewarding place to work however looking to change for new challenges as I now live up the central coast and the commute is taking its toll.
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Flexible working arrangements
Cons
Good incentives such as leave entitlements.
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The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources develops and implements policies and programmes to ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and fore​stry indust​ries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable, and supports the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources. We have about 5000 staff working in offices, airports, mail centres, shipping ports, laboratories and abattoirs; located in regional ​centres, rural communities and capital cities.
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I very much appreciated the opportunities the department gave me in pursuing my passion with agriculture. Learning to work with new and enthusiastic people is a bonus . The hardest part of the job is working with people who are dissatisfied with their job and job related issues. The enjoyable part of the job is working with like minded committed people to providing a positive outcome for rural Australia.
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Working with people commiteed to a positive outcome
Cons
felxibility in working environment
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It is a good and supportive place to start as a graduate and was a useful stepping stone onto further employment. If biosecurity is a passion it is a good place to work
Pros
Close to airport
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I joined this department and stayed there for 4years this was the worst department I had worked in in my public service career of 35 years. This department stifles innovation and change also sexist towards males and promoted nepotism.
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None
Cons
harrassment and bullying
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This place is great. Extremely interesting with the length of detail and experimenting they do to find the best crop and what makes them grow better trying to make life easier for farmers
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Work at export meat plant under minimal supervision with little or no back up whilst under extreme scrutiny by company management . the most enjoyable part of the job is the knowledge that you are doing your part in controlling a quality product is being produced for human consumption under the Australian standards. The hardest part of the job is the lack of support and back up from your department supervisors and department heads.
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Have been here for 12 months and have enjoyed every second. very professional. Management is very high quality and will listen to staff.
Pros
Good working conditions
Cons
Sometimes extensive hours due to Project requirements
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Inspect international vessels and aircraft arriving into Australia’s metropolitan and regional ports with strict adherence to the relevant instructional material; • Review and participate in Cargo/Seaports related verification procedures; • Prioritise operational tasks relating to workplace procedures and duty delegations; • Provide timely advice to clients & members of the public on appropriate actions regarding quarantine import conditions, seaports requirements and consequences for breaches.
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Great supportive work environment. People can have a laugh and work together as team when required. Decent opportunities for training and learning to improve skills.
Pros
Great people
Cons
No cons that I can really think of
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Set routine with decision making and organisation required. Other duties arising regularly. The importance of good managers. How some processes of the organisation worked. The manager in this job was not fully engaged. Co workers were excellent. The hardest part of the job was a lack of variety of duties. Also very little to extend ones capabilities. Learning curve was low. The best part of the job was the autonomy and the driving and travel to remote areas. I also enjoyed the interaction with other agencies.
Pros
Excellent package and job security
Cons
mostly boring
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Productive and fun workplace with a gym and social club. assortment of duties, never bored, lots of laughter, management approachable. work colleagues all worked as a team, very safe environment. Very busy during morning teas and lunch. I learned some catering skills, time management and met some lovely people.
Pros
meeting people.
Cons
not enough hours at times so no large earning capacity.
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