Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs Reviews
50% would recommend to a friend
(64 total reviews)
53% approve of CEO
Found 64 of over 80 reviews
Updated 6 Nov 2023
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- "Good Benefits and leave time" (in 8 reviews)
- "People are friendly and generally caring towards fellow staff (notable exception in Client Benefits Division" (in 6 reviews)
- "Work environment is amazing and management are very understanding and accomodating" (in 3 reviews)
- "Staff is friendly and supportive." (in 3 reviews)
- 3.030 Oct 2023DelegateFormer Employee, more than 1 yearMelbourne
good flexibility especially if you have a life
they overwork you with little consideration of burnout
- 2.018 Oct 2023Senior Data AnalystFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCanberra
Low expectations, so low stress... except the below...
The dept. doesnt care about its own staff, let alone veterans.
- 2.022 Jun 2023Project ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSydney
New leadership, purpose driven, good salary, flexible, not hierarchical, senior leadership keen to listen and innovate. Opportunity to re-shape the culture and continuing to evolve. Excellent flexible work opportunities.
Relic public servants, resistant to change, focussed on how they have always done things, not future focussed and a large proportion lack agility and accountability. This can be exhausting and dehumanising. Accomodation is ordinary to say the least.
- 3.07 Feb 2023Veteran Support OfficerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCanberra
People are friendly and generally caring towards fellow staff (notable exception in Client Benefits Division - it's every man for himself) Flexible work arrangements are good (where relevant to your role) with a 2 in, 3 out arrangement.
DVA is the archetype of public service bureaucracy. Doing the bare minimum and unnecessary obstructionism when dealing with clients seems to be the status quo across all facets of the organisation. Poor upper management driving decisions that are inconsiderate of veteran welfare, in such a manner that an outsider could easily believe that the money was coming out of the Secretary's own pocket. The reality at DVA is, most people come because the Royal Commission has made it the easiest avenue into a public service career. Talented individuals rarely stay due to burnout or moral fatigue due to poor business practices.2
- 2.025 Jun 2023Project OfficerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSydney
Great cause to work for and passionate staff.
There are some very incompetent, morally reprehensible and intellectually inept senior leaders.
- 2.08 Jun 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsMelbourne
Hybrid work place / work life balance
Pay is not enough compared to work load No recognition of hard work Young vibrant people gets promoted easily/ no career progression after certain age Micro management
Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs Reviews FAQs
Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 80 reviews left anonymously by employees. 50% of employees would recommend working at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs to a friend and 48% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.
According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
50% of Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.