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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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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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University of Sydney Interviews

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    The whole process had two steps. In the first step, the University HR interviewed me. They were very friendly. After one week, they called me and arranged an interview with the manager. The manager asked questions about my professional background and experience. He was also friendly. The two interviews were relatively brief, around 30-45 minutes each.

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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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