Working at Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC):

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency. The agency advises senior decision makers on serious and organised crime impacting Australia. The ACIC is a full member of the National Intelligence Community, an Attorney General’s Portfolio agency, and a member of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group.The ACIC employees just under 1000 people across 8 locations in Australia.


Government Administration, Legal

Company Size

501 – 1,000

not known

Women employees

14 weeks

Paid parental leave (in addition to Govt. leave)

not known

Key management roles held by women

2 weeks

Paid secondary carers leave offered

Above data sourced from department’s own website 

Employee Ratings

Scores for ACIC are based on 16 ratings*

Overall Job Satisfaction (out of 5)



would recommend to other women


believe women are treated equally to men

Equal Opportunities

We asked current or past employees to give ACIC a rating out of 5 stars for equality. The data displays how satisfied reviewers are with equality of leadership opportunities and pay.

We also asked how equally they believe all employees are treated regardless of differences inc. gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age etc.

  • Representation of women in leadership – 1 (out of 5) 20% 20%
  • satisfaction with pay – 3 60% 60%
  • employees treated equally regardless of difference – 1 20% 20%
  • CEO supports gender equality – 1 20% 20%


We asked employees to give ACIC a rating out of 5 stars for the level of flexibility offered for work scheduling, hours and location. We also measured support for paid time off, including annual leave, personal leave and sick days.

  • support for Flexible work – 2 (out of 5)
  • ability to work remotely – 1
  • ability to work part time or compressed days -2
  • ability to take paid time off work – 3


We asked employees to give ACIC a rating out of 5 stars for their policies and practises that support parents and families. 

  • Parental leave policy & practises – 1 (out of 5)
  • support for taking parental leave – 1
  • support for families – 1

Development & Enrichment

We asked employees to give ACIC a rating out of 5 stars for the support they received for their learning & development, mentorship and wellbeing at work. We also asked how supported they feel by management.

  • Learning & Development Opportunities – 3 (out of 5)
  • formal & informal mentoring – 2
  • supportive management – 1
  • wellbeing initiatives – 1


We asked employees to give ACIC a rating out of 5 stars for how respectful and inclusive the culture is.  We measured how responsive ACIC are to issues raised and how equally all employees are treated at the company. Finally, we measured how comfortable reviewers felt to bring their ‘whole self’ to work and be accepted.

  • respectful & inclusive colleagues – 1 (out of 5)
  • employer responsiveness to discrimination – 1
  • sense of belonging – 2

*Above data was crowdsourced from community surveys and as such is anecdotal

Employee Reviews

We encourage women to leave anonymous reviews of their experiences at ACIC. These are individual opinions and personal stories, that may provide insight into what it’s really like to work at the company, however they have not been verified.

five stars

A significant cultural shift is needed for women to succeed in technical or operational roles at this workplace.”

Overall Job Satisfaction:  3 / 5 

Do you believe women and men treated equally?


What’s unequal?

Development Opportunities, Promotion. There were no policies to support pregnant women working in operational roles only option was to stop working”.

Have you been treated unequally due to aspects of your identity?

“Yes. Gender, Parental status, Age.”

One thing they can improve: 

“I left this job because of how I was treated.

Would you recommend this employer to other women? 

“No. This was an organisation lead by archaic stereotypical views of ‘women’s work’ where it was not accepted that a female could work in a traditionally male dominated role where I was repeatedly talked over and my experience devalued and when I became pregnant I was forced to take another role as there were no policies in place nor would they create a policy for appropriate risk management of a pregnant person in a operational role.”

Position / Department:

Not Published

Anonymous Reviewer

Senior Level, Posted 2022

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