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nbn

4.6
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

nbn Reviews

Based on 15 surveyed graduates working at nbn. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.6
Based on 15 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Great support network and system especially for grads. Good self and professional development pathways. Supportive and friendly teams and leaders. Good connections with other grads.
  • The Graduate Program is fantastic. I am provided with plenty of support and everyone wants to see me succeed. I am involved in a variety of tasks and really enjoy the work I do. There is a strong focus on continuous learning and professional development.
  • There are a lot of opportunities to get involved with lots of different work. It's a very diverse workplace in all senses which is great. The company really values graduate opinions.
  • Working on meaningful projects within a highly engaged and motivated business.
  • Flexible working arrangements: nbn is very much so a company that values work-life balance and the flexible working arrangements in terms of hours and location of work (e.g. the ability to work from home) reflects that. Managers, in my experience, have been very supportive of this as well and trust that I will complete my work even if I'm not physically in the office. Great support network: I've been fortunate enough to have great mentors and managers along the way of my graduate journey that have given me invaluable support and advice in terms of stepping into the corporate world and kick-starting my career.
  • A minus could be that things can change very quickly, so you need to be able to adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Employee benefit can be improved.
  • High amount of contractors compared to full-time employees, which creates a small divide between individuals' motives and priorities when delivering value.
  • Lack of internal alignment and consolidation on ideas and work.
  • Too many meetings.

What Insiders Say

8.7
Career Prospects
8.7
Career Prospects
Guaranteed position at the completion of the Graduate Program
8.6
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.6
Corporate Social Responsibility
nbn dedicates the connection and improvement of internet services to disadvantaged communities, and uplifting the capability of our nation's connectedness. I was also privileged to work on a project that supplied clean drinking water to villages in Africa.
9.2
Culture
9.2
Culture
Accepting, supportive, friendly teams who are willing to help and are supportive of graduates. My team is more outcomes-focused so there is no micro-managing of employees and flexible working is supported. The grad managers are super friendly, supportive of career paths and self-development. It is a fun environment to work in.
9
Diversity
9
Diversity
Our organisation has multiple diversity days throughout the year where we celebrate International Women's Day, Pride Month and Diversity Day (where we celebrate each other’s cultures) to name a few. There are also nbn™ pride lanyards available to showcase support to the LGBTIQ community.
8.9
Satisfaction
8.9
Satisfaction
Role as a graduate is to learn and contribute to the continual growth of the organisation. Day-to-day responsibilities would be to work on valuable projects and provide updates on these projects when required, whether this be during meetings or via email/ phone conversations. As part of the learning and development of grads, part of our role includes participating in team meetings.
9.1
Management
9.1
Management
Strong communication across the management team, which makes them amazing mentors. They genuinely want to see us grads succeed and will help guide us in the best direction and present us with great opportunities. Managers are regularly checking in on you individually and have frequent team meetings where everyone can get together.
9.1
Office Work Environment
9.1
Office Work Environment
Office space is still fairly new considering the organisation moved into the building towards the end of 2019. The office landscape is spacious. We hot desk and have lockers available to store our belongings. Prime location - 5 minute walk to North Sydney station and a nice walk to Luna Park, Kirribilli House, Anderson Park. Dress code is smart casual. As long as you dress respectfully, there is no strict dress code.
9.1
Recruitment
9.1
Recruitment
Basic problem solving within a team, and awareness of collaboration. Basic presentation skills were expected, and the individual interview was relatively informal in comparison (but still very important). Honesty is highly valued, so don't give answers you think are right, rather provide the answers that you actually believe in.
8.7
Salary
8.7
Salary
The pay is very decent for a graduate salary. There are bonuses but I think this is catered once we are off our graduate salary.
9.1
Training
9.1
Training
Access to relevant training to your area of work is provided, these include certificates and workshops to help personal development.
9.4
Work Hours
9.4
Work Hours
nbn is quite flexible and encouraging of a healthy work and life balance, this is something that I think allows them to stand out from other organisations.
7.1
Sustainability
7.1
Sustainability
We focus always on recycling and keeping the offices clean.