NSW State Emergency Service Employee Reviews
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For the most part, working with and supporting volunteers was a pleasure and very rewarding. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about paid staff. A few (very few) are excellent managers, team leaders and colleagues. But far too many are just along for the ride until retirement or worse, abusive bullies. I hope the service has changed in the last decade, but I doubt it.
The organisation is undergoing significant time of upheaval and weak leadership in the Exec. The moral and culture is at a low and many good staff have walked away it does not engage with its volunteers and users positional power to direct staff. It will get better once Govt step in and change the senior leaders
My work at NSW State Emergency Service is very rewarding I love the challenge and environment this role provides the only down side is it is completely weather dependent good/fair weather = no work
Weather dependent so you can’t rely on it for regular income
Bad management with full of bullying and harassment. no technical knowledge for technical managers. managers get recruited internally always through favours. Some managers got restricted even without any competitive assessment. Managers with minimal or no management skills.
I found upper management as beautiful approachable people who have a genuine caring nature. However, casuals/temp/agency staff in the area I was working aren't treated same eg I was told I was the lackie and get the rough end of the stick - which seems to be acceptable behavior.
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Being part of the NSWRFS was a huge part of my life over 8 and a bit years. It helped me gain confidence and an ability to help my community. The training is fantastic and can be taken out of the service to further your paid career and gives you the ability to create a career withing the service.
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no much to write about I spent 10 year's at the NSW SES Stateheadquarer's regent street Wollongong stores and finance Logisric's officer good job meet with many client's and volunteer's all over NSW enjoyed meeting all our volunteer's very much,
good people I worked with
sometimes very long hours
very diverse, can take you anywhere, no job is the same however is only volenteering. from your brigade you will respond to many incidents within your local area, ours is in an urban environment so we mostly get house fires, car accidents and assisting paramedics. additionally you will go to other areas to assist with bushfires and large incidents.
free lunches, visit many new places
Can be dangerous, many logistics issues