Australian Federal Police

Australian Federal Police

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3.3438 out of 5

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5 out of 55.0
last year

Senior Constable

Mar 2020

Senior Constable

QLD, Australia
9 to 10 years in the role, current employee

Best job I’ve had. A purpose, always challenges and excitement, no two days are the same.

The good things

Exciting, something new every day. Do things you wouldn’t do with any other employer. Great teams, good for people who are open minded and easy going.
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The challenges

May be challenging for some people dealing others life issues. You have to deal with peoples most difficult times in their life. Exposure to things that may be horrific and hard to deal with for the average person.
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4 out of 54.0
last year

Administration Role

Nov 2019

Administration Role

ACT, Australia
9 to 10 years in the role, former employee

I would go back.

The good things

The benefits, the interesting work, the higher salary, the longer holidays.
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The challenges

Being an admin person from a non-policing background can be challenging.
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1 out of 51.0
last year

AFP Team member

Sep 2019

AFP Team member

Melbourne VIC, Australia
Less than 1 year in the role, former employee

Absolutly awful organisation, think before you leave a good job

The good things

Nothing good, it just looks good on paper
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The challenges

No development, un-professional behaviour, disorganized and poor management, poor salary
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2 out of 52.0
2 years ago

Police Officer

May 2019

Police Officer

Canberra ACT, Australia
More than 12 years in the role, former employee

You're just a number and can easily be replaced.

The good things

The AFP is great at lip service, but rarely comes through on HR related issues.
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The challenges

Despite public appearances, it is not a family friendly organisation. Hires/promotes managers rather than leaders (there's a BIG difference between the two).
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5 out of 55.0
2 years ago

Commander

May 2019

Commander

ACT, Australia
More than 12 years in the role, former employee

Outstanding and rewarding. An amazing career.

The good things

The contribution to Australian society, safety and security; the people; and the opportunities.
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The challenges

Knowing to say enough.
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3 out of 53.0
2 years ago

Enterprise Architect

May 2019

Enterprise Architect

Barton ACT, Australia
5 to 6 years in the role, former employee

Mostly harmless.

The good things

Great people in the business to work with. Interesting domain.
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The challenges

The organisation seems to have forgotten how to deliver business systems. Most projects there are infrastructure focussed.
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2 out of 52.0
3 years ago

Police Officer

Feb 2018

Police Officer

ACT, Australia

No reward for old fashioned good hard work over a long period With release to other areas or legitimately won positions

The good things

Salary - Annual leave Buildings are good Uniform supplied
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The challenges

Limited to no opportunities for movement or development
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4 out of 54.0
3 years ago

Senior Database Developer

Nov 2017

Senior Database Developer

ACT, Australia
Less than 1 year in the role, former employee

Tight knit group of dedicated people trying to keep the lights on while big budget items failed repeatedly.

The good things

Your colleagues. Everyone tries hard and has your back.
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The challenges

The budget. Management didn't seem to learn from the past. Retaining good contractors due to BAU having little funding.
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4 out of 54.0
3 years ago

Senior Investigator

Nov 2017

Senior Investigator

Australia

varied, demanding and rewarding

The good things

equity in pay for males and females; merit based promotion; excellent range of employment opportunities; opportunity for tarvel
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The challenges

demanding workload at times and some long hours; dealing with difficult people
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5 out of 55.0
3 years ago

Federal Agent

Oct 2017

Federal Agent

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
9 to 10 years in the role, former employee

Unique opportunities for graduates with life experience.

The good things

Truly diverse work opportunities. Opportunities to work globally.
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The challenges

Work life balance in a traditional sense can be difficult but does depend on your particular role.
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