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Department of Defence

4.1
  • #2 in Government & public service
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Office & Workplace at Department of Defence

6.8
6.8 rating for Workplace, based on 39 reviews
Please comment on your company's office space, location and facilities. And while we're at it, please tell us a little about the dress code.
Depending on location, office layouts/fitouts differ. Not overly fancy but practical Dress code is business casual usually
Graduate, Canberra - 11 Oct 2022
Offices are well equipped with various locations around Australia. The dress code on base is less formal than the offices in Canberra (Russell, Campbell etc.).
Graduate, Sydney - 11 Oct 2022
The dress code depends on the area, but on base is it generally business casual, many units have polo shirts available and people wear these with chinos or jeans. Would recommended dressing more formal during interviews and first days as some units wear suits everyday.
Graduate, Nowra, NSW - 11 Oct 2022
Some are really good, some less so. My first role, nice location, open plan offices with a great kitchen area that the whole branch could gather in for meetings or morning teas, and lots of rooms of various sizes for meetings or if you need a place to work away from everyone. Second role, not quite as nice, but a similar good kitchen with space for people to gather, and desks organised in pods so teams can work together. Dress code is slightly more casual than business, though some areas are a bit more formal, though not full suit and tie except for the very senior management.
Graduate, Canberra - 11 Oct 2022
Office space: usually I get me own desk, sometimes it was a bit dusty. Location: for me, the locations have been less than 20mins drive which has been good. Depending on location you'll either have plenty of options for food, coffee or it might be sparse. Facilities: depends on location, generally the facilities are good, kitchen space at time just needed a bit of work. Dress code: Office attire and casual Fridays
Graduate, Canberra - 11 Oct 2022
Offices are a little dated and parking is inconsistent between sites (some have free, undercover parking while other sites charge and have uncovered parking). Dress code is typically business attire, however ties and suit jackets are not essential for most areas.
Graduate, Canberra - 11 Oct 2022
Most office locations provide good facilities and free parking. Overall, dress code is quite casual. Most people opt for smart-casual attire. Jeans are totally acceptable, as are full suits.
Graduate, Canberra - 12 Oct 2022