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ACT Public Service

4.0
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

ACT Public Service Reviews

Based on 35 surveyed graduates working at ACT Public Service. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.0
Based on 35 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The ability to make a direct impact.
  • Amazing working environment, good ethics and great colleagues.
  • Career development opportunities, investment in training, salary, location.
  • Extremely flexible, it is one of the greatest benefits of working for the ACTPS.
  • The ACTPS is a very friendly and accepting work environment. The work is interesting, meaningful and diverse. Because it’s a small jurisdiction there are lots of opportunities to try new things.
  • Frustrating bureaucracy and processes.
  • Resource constraints.
  • Office conditions variable. Some buildings are new, some have old low quality facilities.
  • The amount of procedures that can control daily work tasks.
  • I have found most managers are quite good although my area doesn’t provide sufficient training for first-time managers who have been promoted.

What Insiders Say

7.6
Career Prospects
7.6
Career Prospects
Lots of vacancies available; opportunity to work on higher duty or transfer to other areas to expand experience.
7.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
The ACTPS encourages volunteering, has a grants program, encourages sustainability and environmental initiatives.
7.6
Culture
7.6
Culture
Professional workplace culture. Cooperative environment within and between teams.
8.2
Diversity
8.2
Diversity
Very diverse and are extremely committed to diversity, particularly with women, people of different cultures and LGBTQI+.
8.1
Satisfaction
8.1
Satisfaction
My role is fast-paced involving stakeholder consultation, drafting of briefs, correspondence and reports, research and providing accurate policy advice.
7.9
Management
7.9
Management
Our managers are great communicators and value their employees. The leaders at higher levels can be distant, but took particular interest in the Graduate Program and made themselves accessible.
7.1
Office Work Environment
7.1
Office Work Environment
My office location is great for me with free parking, the office space is nice and the kitchen is modern. The dress code is standard business attire.
7.9
Recruitment
7.9
Recruitment
A pitch is required in the initial online application, then you are invited for an assessment day which includes a written assessment, group assessment and an interview.
8.5
Salary
8.5
Salary
The salaries are high and the paid holiday conditions including shutdown periods are good. Bonuses do not exist in the public service so are not applicable.
7.1
Training
7.1
Training
Plenty of training opportunities available to develop skills including writing, recruitment panel management, diversity and cultural awareness, risk management, and WHS.
8.9
Work Hours
8.9
Work Hours
My area is highly supportive of maintaining a positive work/life balance. I have access to flexible start and finish times and flex time so I can work longer days when needed, and shorter days other days or build up flex credit to take a day off.
7.4
Sustainability
7.4
Sustainability
The ACTPS try to prioritise sustainability in their fleet and building design. We are also going paper-lite and it is our job to plant trees throughout the city, and encourage public transport and active travel to the community as healthier alternatives to polluting modes of transport.