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    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.

    Advice to Management

    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 applied online – interviewed at University of Sydney.

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    During the interview I was asked about resume and previous research records. They also seemed very interested in what I did and why I thought I could be successful in the future research. It was pretty standard, not too difficult. The interviewers are friendly and there's some fascinating research going on here.

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Website www.usyd.edu.au
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1850
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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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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