Logistics Operator in Woolloomooloo NSW
Toxic culture - Buyer Beware!Navy is good for a short career. You get to travel the world. However, it may not be your cup of tea. The workplace can be quite toxic and full of people who have no idea how to do their job or respect their staff and may use stand over tactics. Many people end up discharging before their time is up (4-6 years) and there are many staff shortages. It’s all about working with what you have and within a budget, as money is always tight. If you do end up being broken, they will replace you. There are many issues within the ADF and if you have the misfortune of being one, you’ll be tossed to the side and disregarded. There are also many good things as well. Personally, I wouldn’t join until they fix the issues within the Service. Don’t take my word for it! Do your research before you join and remember, recruiting will lie to you just to get the numbers up. You can’t just change your job if you don’t like it. Despite what recruiting tell you!! All the best in your career!
25 yrs plus in mostly at sea to stay away from Canberra
All the badges in the world doesn't make you an effective leaderLeaders care far more about their own progression than Capability or personnel development. Many examples of poor managers especially at the higher levels . Loss of respect is increasingly evident . Weak and politically driven decison making is the norm . Good managers and leaders are pushed aside or stepped over by sicophants and yes "people" and consequently discharge as they dont believe they can make a difference.
Boatswains Mate in Sydney NSW
Great stepping stone - but don't rest on it too long!Was great starting off as a young guy several years out of school. Does give you much more opportunities than starting off in some low level entry job out on civvy street! Don't join if you're solely there for the sake of gaining a qualification and want to travel the world - treat them as bonuses. The excitement and so forth usually wears off after the first couple of years - or maybe even sooner depending on the job. Most that stay in that don't have any career ambitions or not part of the inner circle clique only do so for the guaranteed paycheck and assoc. benefits! Often it felt like I was back in high school with a pack of good-for-nothing flaptards!Overall the management - particularly at the senior sailor level and down I found was rather woeful and instilled a sense of averageness. Became a very mixed bag - most promoted to fill in seats, not on merit! Hate to think what the 50/50 quota nonsense has done now!I left after my 4 year stint, primarily due to not only decreased job satisfaction, but the overall toxic, pecking order culture. At the end of the day, it's not just the job you do - but the people you work with that can either make or break it!
Marine Technician in Sydney NSW
Marine technician electrical The military (can) be a good career choice, if anything you can gain a good amount of skills which can be relatable to outside Industry. Don't expect industry standard qualifications as the quals you get will be marine related. You do not get certified to be an electrician for example.If you have children or family orientated, most probably not a good career choice as you will spend a very long part of your career away. Superannuation and wages are very reasonable however you make alot of sacrifices for that. You will make friends for life and you may be lucky and see a few countries while your at it with going on deployment. Do not expect world trips.The military is not for everyone but if you have reasonable expectations of what you want to achieve out of it because what is told to you at first interaction with them is not exactly how it is.
Senior Signals Analyst Manager in Canberra ACT
Diverse workplace with unique technical and personnel challenges. Excellent salary and great benefits. Great employer with excellent benefits. Must be prepared to deploy to sea and be separated from family for long periods when posted to a ship. Opportunities to learn new skills or up skill. You will visit foreign countries and experience diverse cultures and cuisines. Professional expectations and standards of you are high from the public and the defence force.