United States Department Of Defense Employee Reviews
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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..
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
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.
Highly challenging position with continous improvement
Long and continuous periods away from home
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benefits of providing excellent work/life balance opportunities and a stable career, management styles are still very outdated, producing a high staff turnover.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.
Lack of management training.
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.
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.
Flexible working environment
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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
uniform can go to people's head and they have power trips
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.
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
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.
Teamwork, clear task directions, access to senior managers
Poor life/ work balance
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.
Very professional and rewarding