University of Sydney Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
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  1. Good place for young scholars

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Provides lots of opportunities, and attracts top students

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get regular work there

  2. Great work like balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexibility in start and end of daily work, plenty of opportunities try your hand on different programing language, friendly coworkers, good teams, good management

    Cons

    Very small development team, may end up working on back end / front end / design / development / testing , some legacy code still exist bit getting better, really dirty bathroom,

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work life balance intact. That is do always show compassion in their start time of work

  3. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Tutor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Tutor in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Tutoring role in the uni, academics were easy to keep in contact with, other tutors were helpful

    Cons

    Mainly a positive experience, nothing negative to say

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  5. Best time of your life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you want to be doing what you are passionate about, do a PhD at Usyd. Top notch research in my opinion.

    Cons

    Supervisors can be a bit difficult to deal with. Choose well.

  6. Overall excellent experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sydney

    Pros

    As A PhD student I found the university was equipped with latest technology,knowlegeable staff

    Cons

    sometimes you tend to face racism

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunities if you can make it work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stimulating work, great levels of freedom.

    Cons

    Remuneration is less than in comparable industry positions, and with heavy-weight bureaucracy. Many junior positions are casual (as is the case in academia). The cumulative effect is that they lose good people, and hence commercialisation opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Turn from a "how can't we make this work" organisation into a "how can we make this work" organisation.

  8. Good pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney

    Pros

    I worked there part time while I did my PhD. Good pay, and access to many top researchers in the world

    Cons

    In university, you need to pursue a research life. Otherwise, it is very hard to have an improve in career.

  9. A rewarding experience as a lecturer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lecturer/Research Scientist in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Lecturer/Research Scientist in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at University of Sydney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Academics generally agree that universities can be difficult places to work these days. While Australian higher education, like elsewhere, is also succumbing to the quantification of research outputs, its universities still generally offer good working conditions. Throughout my three years there I felt supported by my department and school. As a junior scholar I was given a reduced teaching load, in recognition of the fact that it takes time to develop courses. The pay is excellent and the location of the main campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The cons are the same as with any university: getting ahead as a junior (or senior!) scholar requires working six or seven days per week.

  10. PhD

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - PhD
    Former Contractor - PhD

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great labs, environment and experience tech

    Cons

    limited funds, jobs, resources and high living expenses

  11. Helpful (1)

    Had a good time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    well paid and good boss

    Cons

    not all bosses were good

    Advice to Management

    less politics and more reward for quality

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