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not a lot of contact through the people you have report or let them know how things are going or to let them if thing are bad or good it would of made a big difference .
Pros
very relaxed and let you have your working time
Cons
not very good at taking phone calls if you have any problems or questions
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Please don’t work for them. Grubby tactics to divide staff, misleading management. Unqualified executive including the finance team. No consultation when making decisions. In my experience run far away from this mob. If you’re “not the right fit” you will be managed out using underhanded tactics. For your mental health and well being don’t even apply. They have an appalling track record relating to staff turnover. In 12 months I experienced about 10 new people come and go for a range of reasons but then usually let go just before probation ends.
Pros
A 9 day fortnight (not really enough of a reason to work there)
Cons
All of the above.
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Official response from Novaskill
3 August 2020
Thanks for your feedback. Novaskill always welcome an opportunity for employees to provide feedback on their recent employment experience. This is most often conducted as part of the exit process. If you would like to discuss your experience and provide your feedback to our team we welcome you to contact our corporate office on 02 4906 6700 or you can email our HR team at careers@novaskill.com.au
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No follow through Incompetent management ‘Boy’s club’ Don’t believe anything they tell you Don’t live their own values Poor pay Terrible workplace culture They found great, but they aren’t
Pros
Rdo
Cons
Everything else
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Official response from Novaskill
15 September 2019
Novaskill always welcome an opportunity for employees to provide feedback on their recent employment experience. This is most often conducted as part of the exit process. If you would like to discuss your experience and provide your feedback to our team we welcome you to contact our corporate office on 02 4906 6700 or you can email our HR team at careers@novaskill.com.au
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Novaskill has a fun and innovative environment and has lots opportunities for career development. There is always support available from management and lots of free opportunities for training and courses for staff. Pays above the award rate and only a 9 day working fortnight. I love coming to work each day. It is so rewarding to see our students grow and complete their courses
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Official response from Novaskill
12 August 2019
Thank so much for your feedback, we pride ourselves in training and development
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Novaskill is a great place to work - the team are friendly and everyone gets to work a 9 day fortnight!! The staff have a great camaraderie and you get rewarded for what you put in, with lots of opportunity for promotion at every site. I genuinely enjoy coming to work each day and thoroughly enjoy what I do - we get young people into work and help them get through their qualification and/or trade, such great job satisfaction. There is a strong representation of females in the management team and the team is very inclusive, plus there is always someone there to assist if you need help. Everyone chips in to get things done and everyone multi-tasks, so you get to learn a lot!! A really great place to work.
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Work life balance, Strong representation in females in management, friendly workplace, great culture
Cons
None that I can think of
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I been here at Novaskill for over ten years and I love working here I still enjoy coming to work each day. We have a 9 day fortnight, Sisterhood committee who support women in the workforce, Charity committee who is passionate about helping and supporting the community, pay above in super, we also have a partnership with Medibank if you wish to take out health cover and much more. We have some really great staff and we love seeing trainees develop careers here obtaining a qualification. We have had lots of staff win awards for their work at a region level and state level. A lot of the long standing staff members has started as a trainee here.
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The fact that staff and the admin systems provide heaps of opportunity to 'do it your way' really creates a feel good atmosphere. This extends to ow trainees also get to negotiate their learning pathway. Love it!
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Flexible work environment where Management encourage personal and professional development with all staff. Consistent training through a professional group of trainers and assessors. Appreciation and reward for effort are a part of the culture. Management are approachable and willing to "get their hands dirty" to help out where they can. All in all a great place to work and develop your career.
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1 star
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Had a really bad interaction with them from day 1, unprofessional and very rude. Seems this person just wants to meet his quota and place someone rather than actually put the person where they are interested and where they actually applied for
Pros
Responsive
Cons
Most Things
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Very toxic environment to work in, very high turnover. No set procedures in place. Very inconsistent. I couldn't get over the amount of staff that come and go, especially on the mid north coast. They have a very bad reputation.
Pros
parking spot available
Cons
too many to mention
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Official response from Novaskill
24 July 2019
Novaskill always welcome an opportunity for employees to provide feedback on their recent employment experience. This is most often conducted as part of the exit process. If you would like to discuss your experience and provide your feedback to our team we welcome you to contact our corporate office on 02 4906 6700 or you can email our HR team at careers@novaskill.com.au
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Great staff and many opportunities to advance made Novaskill a pleasure to work for. I had the freedom to mould my position to suit my strengths and the opportunity to work with a diverse range of dedicated and experienced staff. Professional Development Programs assisted me in identifying personal strengths and weaknesses and set short and long term goals, Internal Support Programs were available for personal and professional assistance and monthly birthday celebrations and internal marketing campaigns bough our teams closer together socially. A pleasure to work for.
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Supportive staff and opportunity for personal development
Cons
nil
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Structured induction, Good training when you start, there is room for progression and more training if thats what you want to do. They are flexible with hours to have a work/life balance
Pros
9 day fortnight, Flexible
Cons
none that I can think of
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I had my doubts about working at Novaskill but thought I’d see for myself. Should’ve listened to my gut as it’s a terrible place to work. For a training company all they care about is $$$. Little training for staff and treat people like diet. . No communication and too many chiefs that make their own rules. Hard to stay motivated in a company where there’s non team culture and lack of communication. Go elsewhere for your training needs
Pros
9 day fortnight but you work a long day to make up for it
Cons
Management get away with everything and Too many others too mention.
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Official response from Novaskill
24 July 2019
Novaskill always welcome an opportunity for employees to provide feedback on their recent employment experience. This is most often conducted as part of the exit process. If you would like to discuss your experience and provide your feedback to our team we welcome you to contact our corporate office on 02 4906 6700 or you can email our HR team at careers@novaskill.com.au
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You are treated well if you are in sales. Trainers however are treated like dirt. Too many chiefs and not enough indians. Too top heavy. Ego heavy senior managers with no idea about training. Management style well suited to the 1950’s. Bully staff and keep them stressed is the way they motivate. Horrible culture. Shameful as they have some great staff on the ground. Nepotism. Managers moto “its all smoke and mirrors”! So much turn over. Fear And legal threats are management tools.
Pros
None
Cons
Senior management
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Official response from Novaskill
24 July 2019
Novaskill always welcome an opportunity for employees to provide feedback on their recent employment experience. This is most often conducted as part of the exit process. If you would like to discuss your experience and provide your feedback to our team we welcome you to contact our corporate office on 02 4906 6700 or you can email our HR team at careers@novaskill.com.au
Official response from Novaskill
24 July 2019
Novaskill always welcome an opportunity for employees to provide feedback on their recent employment experience. This is most often conducted as part of the exit process. If you would like to discuss your experience and provide your feedback to our team we welcome you to contact our corporate office on 02 4906 6700 or you can email our HR team at careers@novaskill.com.au
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great atmosphere with a good work group, new things learnt every day. really enjoyable work experience, great work group, good coffee, good location.
Pros
free coffee
Cons
nothing
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Productive workplace with varied tasks to relieve boredom.I learned new skills and got different insights into the racing industry including track maintenance and setup.
Pros
helpful management and staff
Cons
long ride in from Hope Island to Bundall
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Novaskill was great, i did through a school course. It was free of charge. I learnt and tried a new job every week. I learnt the environment of the jobs, what to do, then hours and the money. Im not too sure of the management because i wasn't apart of that, the people working there were very nice and organised things well. The hardest part was the theory but the most enjoyable was trying the new things.
Pros
All for free
Cons
Nothing i can think of
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A typical day at work have paper work ready for you ready to go. Approachable management and co-workers ready to help. Enjoyed to see student complete and succeed in their courses
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