Working at Department of Environmental Affairs: Company Overview and Reviews

Department of Environmental Affairs
Department of Environmental Affairs
68 reviews
Department of Environmental Affairs Ratings
Average rating of 68 reviews on Indeed
3,8Work-Life Balance
3,4Pay & Benefits
3,7Job Security & Advancement

Popular jobs at Department of Environmental Affairs

 Average SalarySalary Range
Deputy Director
13 salaries reported
R814 783
per year
R322 000-R1 457 000
Control Officer
2 salaries reported
R18 500
per month
R2 400-R42 000
Assistant Director
6 salaries reported
R438 892
per year
R219 000-R659 000
Senior Administrative Clerk
2 salaries reported
R173 703
per year
R86 000-R261 000
Diesel Mechanic
1 salary reported
R376 596
per year
R188 000-R565 000
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 42 reviews

Department of Environmental Affairs Reviews

Overall Reviews at Department of Environmental Affairs

Review Environmental Impact Assessment application | Cape Town, Western Cape | 05 Aug 2019
participating in legislation drafting and implementation, issuing permits and authorizations, responding to ministerial queries, reviewing EIA applications and providing recommendations,planning and attending meetings, organizing and hosting public awareness events
General Manager | Midrand, Gauteng | 25 Apr 2017
Project Management, Business Growth
The job entailed Integrated Forest Veld Fire Management, Management of Forestry, Veld, Urban, Peri-Urban and Rural Project Teams. The scope covered all 9 Provinces within the environmental management with focus on aspects such as land management, waste management, alien invasive plant control, road maintenance, fire breaks, high altitude teams, business management, business proposals, presentations, travelling and extensive problem-solving skills
Environmental Manager | Pretoria, Gauteng | 12 Feb 2018
its a condusive place to work at
i like working here however growth is needed.The Department of environmental affairs is a great place to work at and i have grown much over the years.
Environmental Manager | Cape Town, Western Cape | 28 Sep 2016
Its a fine place to work on.
Good Management, it also have a good capacity building of employees. it have flexible times and time management is well managed. I enjoyed travelling while i was there.
Consweekends and long hours
Deputy Director | Pretoria, Gauteng | 23 Jun 2014
Productive, performance-driven department, great atmosphere
Great teamwork leading to productivity. Work pressure during project reporting days but with a good team that I lead and management all looks easy.
ProsGreat support
ConsTime pressures and unpredictable client's demands
Senior Medical Officer | Pretoria, Gauteng | 16 Jan 2017
productive,well balanced culture and room for growth
I have learnt a lot of things ,gained a lot of skills and the environment if feasible. The department has part-time bursary opportunities' for employees that would like to further their studies .this boost the staff morale and also after completing your studies you receive a recognition either by a bonus or a trophy.
Prosfree lunches
Conslong extended works, volutary overtime
Environmental Manager | Cape Town, Western Cape | 08 Jan 2014
Productive workplace, high turnover rate for various applications for environmental authorisations
At the start of the day, I set aside priority applications that need to be resonded to. These are arranged in chronological order according to the deadlines of each application that must be responded to. In the morning I review reports while my brain is still fresh and the second half of the day involves drafting responses to the applications that must be responded to. I have been taught time management, due to every application or non application having timeframes associated with it. Being an EIA reviewer also trains the mind to be a more critical thinker to real world problems and helps create a more holistic approach to how I review each and every application. My current job has allowed me to grow as a team player. The management is of absolute quality. Management is always on top of everything. I have a good working relationship with the management in my region. My co-workers are all hard workers. I have learnt many things from them and I have a good working relationship with each and every co-worker. The hardest part of the job is the pressure that comes with the legislated timeframes for EIA's. Finding a balance is key to surviving in this job position. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that I am part of a decision making process that affects the public. It is very satisfying having input towards decision making for various controversial developments. Having positive input into designs of a specific development that may cause less harm to
ProsI have been trained very professionally as a public servant.
ConsLunch is only 30 minutes
Electronics Engineer | Cape Town, Western Cape | 12 Jun 2019
A productive and exciting place to work
On a typical day at work, the staff base has been assigned into different departments. I learned how to work as a team and also developed my management skills. The management is professional. The workplace culture is good because of the staff consist of a blend of different cultures. The hardest part of the job is having to meet up with deadlines. The most enjoyable part of the job is having to work with motivated people.
ProsRoom for growth
ConsLess diversity of skills and knowledge
Student Intern | Cape Town, Western Cape | 05 Dec 2019
Good team to work with.
Diverse company with great culture in the office. Empowering management system. Career shaping available platform in the department. Great relationship with work colleagues.
Control Officer | Pretoria, Gauteng | 14 Jun 2014
Good working environment and very productive
Its fun and productive, good people, get to go to different places. the superiors are good at giving information and are willing to teach and groom up coming officers. co-workers are professional and well mannered. The hardest part of the job is writing reports,because you have to be cautious and specific. The enjoyable part is going for field trips when going to inspect.
ProsThere is opportunity for growth
ConsIts a big company and many application go in when a post is vacant.

Questions And Answers about Department of Environmental Affairs

How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Department of Environmental Affairs? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 28 Mar 2018
Filtering and selection, profile of applications, shortlisting, interviews being conducted and get the shortlisting and interviews minutes submitted for approval
Answered 03 Feb 2020
Short listing first than interview and sign off DG
Answered 03 Sep 2019
What is the dress code at Department of Environmental Affairs?
Asked 12 Jun 2019
Look presentable semi casual n formal dress
Answered 03 Sep 2019
Formal or casual (your pick)
Answered 12 Jul 2019
How should you prepare for an interview at Department of Environmental Affairs?
Asked 06 Jun 2019
To ensure our environment being on good conditions and working from the school teaching the learner how to recycle some of papers they always use
Answered 10 Apr 2021
Nothing much to prepare as questions are strictly work related.
Answered 14 Oct 2019
What are the working hours at Department of Environmental Affairs?
Asked 14 Jan 2019
Eight hours to nine shift 8to 16 n 8 to 5 working hours are in conjuction with labour law
Answered 03 Sep 2019
9 hours from 8am until 16 hoo
Answered 16 Feb 2019
If you were to leave Department of Environmental Affairs, what would be the reason?
Asked 12 Jul 2018
Or contract expiredeals.
Answered 26 Sep 2019
I would be getting a job that offers better
Answered 12 Jun 2019