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Requires urgent improvements in health safety and welfare .

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What is the best part of working at the company?Commitment to interaction and interpersonal skills staff and clients .What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Lower staff level due health safety compensation.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Unsafe due lack of training resulting in lack people skill management overall consistent with current mental health issues .What is a typical day like for you at the company?Insecure unsafe at times . Due to low staff levels ,
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Not for everyone

Job is definitely not for everyone as it can take a toll on mental health, however the shift work is great for work/life balance with 7-8 day fortnights and plenty of overtime available. Generous leave entitlements
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
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  • Support from manager
  • Sense of belonging
  • General feeling of work happiness


Good environment, strict procedures and rules, great work culture, generous salary. Great opportunity to assist community during the covid 19 pandemic .


Great salary


Temporary job assignment
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Different types of roles in the work place , advancement

Training can be hard and not up to scratch at times.Starting and finishing times are on time .Good social times with weekend cook up . Access to computers


Wearing a uniform


Long hours and no phone access, having a non paid 1/2 hr lunch break with difficulty getting out of the jail to cafes etc
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Culture of bullying protected by HR

The salary offered could never make up for the lack of training, nepotism and downward envy from people who have been in positions they are not qualified for too long. The turnover of staff should be seen as an indicator of performance of management, not the staff they supposedly look after (when they are not too busy at the tennis, on the boards of companies and "working from home"). If you want to sit around earning too much money to prove that you can take a two hour lunch or reduce the new recruits to tears by assigning tasks without support, this is the perfect job for you. If you want to actually do your job, up skill and work as a team, keep walking because despite policy and guidelines that say you will be doing these things you'll be too busy pulling knives out of your back (and front) to do your job. Don't expect to be rewarded for experience because that is threatening to the stuffy arrogant seasoned bullies who will use it to make you look like a know it all or segregate you until you question your abilities and don't expect your executive management to have any qualifications appropriate for the job they get paid for or have any issues dealt with by HR (have a look at how many lawyers work for HR, that'll tell you how much money they spend protecting the vile culture that is as accepted as the "casual racism" and high turnover). Apart from that, it's a beautiful place to work if you ignore the previous statements...


Three hours of lunch if you are invited.


Bullying protected, racism, ignorance and incompetent management leading to injury.
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very supportive environment and learned a lot of on the job skills good culture and very supportive people ' great induction package and car parking for staff


flexible work


high stress
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Challenging role.

Being a case manager is definitely not for everyone as it is a very challenging role but has its benefits. You can see the positives impact you are having in peoples life.
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Difficult work environment within a maximum security correctional facility

Have spent previous two and a half years working in the Stores & Records wing of the Barwon Prison being a maximum security correctional facility. My position as a VPS2 employee offers little in the way of professional development and advancement. The work I performed in this role was onerous, labour intensive and not appropriately rewarded in respect of salary and conditions


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Long hours with little opportunity of professional development & advancement
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Tough working conditions

Long 12 hour shifts with only an hour lunch break, you could possibly work 8 hours before getting your lunch break. Very little room for growth and personal development. Poor work culture with lots of employees off on stress leave or with work related injuries.


penalties for working weekends


long hours poor pay and bad management
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Best Job I have ever had

Very hard to leave such a great working environment. I met great some lovely people, and the benefits and flexibility were great.
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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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