United States Department Of Defense
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Great place to work great guys and girls thought me what should know. Long hours some time the work varied. Lots of overtime we worked together.work in warehouse great.

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Lots of fun

Cons

Long hours
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I have never worked for this Organization

I have never worked for this organization I live in Australia. Please update your misinformation as I find it totally unacceptable and unprofessional.
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None of this is relevant

I am well presented an am an excellent customer service representative. I have had 15 years in desktop support environments specializing in Microsoft Environments.

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Don't care

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Happy with long hours
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A typical government organization

Interesting to work for but it is a government organization and therefore has all the pitfalls of public service. Canberra can be an interesting place to live
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Highly secretive work in the Australian Defence Force

Work was highly classified. The work included non-confidential duties such as administration & supervision, a typical work day required a high level of attention to detail and situational awareness..
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Possible advancement world-wide locations.

Reliable employer with room for expansion of opportunities in many localities in such a large organisation defending the free world. Exciting and interesting work on aircraft, submarines, surface ships, shore bases, in the field, assisting countries to defend themselves form insurgents, working in electronics, mechanics, electrics, defending bases against terrorists etc
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22 years service in the Australian Army

Project Training Manager to 100 personnel - 8 supervisors, 16 training instructors Provide team leadership and career management for supervisors Develop and maintain policy and standards for numerous high risk activity programs Department Health & Safety representative, responsible for operational management of H&S.

Pros

Highly challenging position with continous improvement

Cons

Long and continuous periods away from home
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Outdated Management

Although the Department of Defence has the benefits of providing excellent work/life balance opportunities and a stable career, management styles are still very outdated, producing a high staff turnover. There seems to be no differentiation between normal daily outine and when soldiering is required, making it hard to find a centered work style and routine.

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Benefits

Cons

Lack of management training.
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Good Job for someone without family. Good pay and Benefits

Good Pay and Benefits Good on the job training and career advancement Difficult to manage work/life especially if you have kids and a family Suits a young person find their feet if they don't know what they want to do with their life.
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Professional working environment

Work colleagues maintained high standards of professional conduct. Well resourced programs and office environments. Flexible work-life balance arrangements. Attractive remuneration packages. Excellent on-the-job training opportunities.

Pros

Flexible working environment

Cons

Bureaucratic processes
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Department of Defence

I worked in the is department for 4years. Although there was little room for advancement there were some unique and innovative ways that they management their business

Pros

Good structured environment

Cons

Little of no room for advancement
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Great leaders, great fun, a way to get aheD

My Defence career was great fun and very rewarding, full of challenges and successes. I would encourage all young people to consider a term in Defence to get a great grounding into work life, to learn a trade

Pros

life experience

Cons

uniform can go to people's head and they have power trips
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A life changing experience

I loved completing my work experience with the defence force, it truly is an experience I won't forget! Doing work experience with the ADF has broadened my mindset and helped me to decide on any future careers. I would recommend doing your work placement with the ADF to anyone who is unsure of what they want to do when they're older but also have an interest in a challenge.
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Busy workplacese

typical was processing payroll learned a great deal from different computer systems to APS policies sand procedures management was good, always willing to guide career progression workmates were great to work with the hardest part and the most enjoyable part of the job was working to the payroll cutoff deadline, high volume paperwork

Pros

great salary

Cons

department moved
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great place, great people great work ethics.

Persoally I was given nearly all the opportunities given to military personnel. I enjoyed my time employed by the department and the comradeship that I experienced.

Pros

comradeship

Cons

slow parts delivery to complete tasks.
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Satisfying work, very good team environment, encouraged to make decisions without the need to seek direction, guaranteed resourcing.

very satisfying work due to clear directions on tasking, availability of resources and autonomy. Security of tenure allowed for responsible risk taking during program/ project delivery. Workloads limit personal time away from workplace. Plenty of variety in relation to projects-you must be flexible and have a broad experience and skills base. Emotional intelligence is essential to gain the best from your teams as teams work very close and for long periods together.

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Teamwork, clear task directions, access to senior managers

Cons

Poor life/ work balance
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Excellent working environment and career opportunities

Strong professional, ethical and hardworking 'can-do' culture. Good stepping stone for young graduates with opportunities to travel domestically and overseas. Great federal public service conditions - flexible hours, industry competitive salaries, great super and health benefits.

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Very professional and rewarding
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Excellent

Good working conditions Good co workers Professional attitude Good work life balance Excellent management A good variety of work
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Great experience and deployment opportunities

Great career to travel and see the world, was able to be promoted and gain the experience and knowledge to supervise and manage subordinates and train the future leaders of the Army.
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Good co-workers

Cleaning of toilets ,collecting of recycled cardboard,street sweeping, mowing of lawns,tree trimming,weed control of garden area and nature strips,fix fences and clean houses.

Pros

bbq on friday

Cons

nil
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Good place to learn and grow

Great Job with good job security. Enjoyable work environment and good workmates. Great work conditions and remuneration.
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