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Updated Jun 30, 2014
University of Sydney – Australia – “Open plan offices in the School of IT”

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3.7 49 reviews

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    Best time of your life

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Overall excellent experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Conssometimes you tend to face racism

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    Great opportunities if you can make it work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsStimulating work, great levels of freedom.

    ConsRemuneration 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 Senior ManagementTurn from a "how can't we make this work" organisation into a "how can we make this work" organisation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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    A rewarding experience as a lecturer

    Lecturer/Research Scientist (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsAcademics 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.

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

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    PhD

    PhD (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat labs, environment and experience tech

    Conslimited funds, jobs, resources and high living expenses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Had a good time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswell paid and good boss

    Consnot all bosses were good

    Advice to Senior Managementless politics and more reward for quality

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    University review

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing, intelligent people to work with

    ConsSomewhat institutionualised, leading to beuocracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on international student engagement.

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    PhD Student

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsInteresting research project and friendly people

    ConsLack of social activities and career advice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place to do research

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsYou get to work with other skilled researchers doing top research. The university has excellent equipment and resources to support the research.

    ConsIt is quite competitive to get positions because it has such a good reputation. Salary was standard based on government grant guidelines. No clear path to a permanent position at the university instead of grant to grant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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