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    Great place to work if you want work/life balance

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    I worked at University of Sydney full-time

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    Flexible work hours; reasonable compensation; great super of 17%; with 10,000 employees there are limitless resources at your fingertips.

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    Too much red tape and bureaucracy - if you have an idea or vision it is incredibly hard to make progress through all the levels of approval and policies. Everyone is always 'too busy' which makes it hard to set meetings and thus projects take a very long time. The professional service units and the faculties all operate as their own organisation each with their own goals and agenda's. This is fine, but a holistic university strategic vision needs to filter its way down from the top so that employees in service units and faculties are aware of the 'bigger picture' and can instil a culture and strategy accordingly.

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    Think more broadly regarding ALL aspects of the university so that the university can move forward as one unit. Get the PSU's and faculties collaborating more so that there is less cross over of responsibilities and more common knowledge so that everyone is on the same page and is working towards a common goal.

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    i got hired through an internal process by my current supervisor who are quite familiar with my qualification before hiring decisions were made. Therefore I didn't go through a formal interview process. After I came to Australia I found that it was very common for companies or universities to hire people through internal processess without advertising publicly. This is a big difference as compared to the US.

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The University of Sydney, Australia's first university, was founded in 1850. The university has some 3,000 faculty and an enrollment of about 48,000 students. The University of Sydney is one of Australia's key research universities. Originally established to encourage New South Wales residents to pursue a liberal education, the university has grown to 10 campuses. It offers degrees in areas including biology, chemistry, dentistry, economics, education, engineering, fine and visual arts, health sciences, law, medicine, music, psychology, and veterinary science.

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