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Updated Jul 27, 2014
Australian National University – Canberra – “ANU”

Australian National University – Canberra – “ANU”
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4.1 21 reviews

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    Great place to work and do research

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfriendly people, good access to research facilities, awesome social events, healthy work place

    ConsNot many career opportunities and if you are in research its really hard to get a permanent position or have long term contract as the funding may not continue.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Research Intern

    Summer Research Intern (Former Employee) Canberra (Australia)

    ProsVery relaxed environment, world class facilities and equipment with world class researchers. During summer time there aren't many other students on campus so a really quite spot. The more work you put into the research, the more you'll get out of it. Accommodation really close by, so easy to get to work and back every day.

    ConsCan get very hot if you're not used to the weather. Salary is enough to live but it's made up by food and accommodation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting new and on-going research projects to be part of

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Canberra (Australia)

    ProsWorking at the ANU allows for a lot of flexibility (also dependent on your project), and with the constant emergence of new research project comes with the opportunity to learn and possibly work on new research.

    ConsChallenging work without much guidance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance great salary learning opportunities

    ConsBureaucratic slow growth takes time

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    A professional, but relax atmosphere.

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Canberra (Australia)

    ProsPeople are nice. The work is satisfying as it contributes to good research. Supervisory staff is fairly flexible with time.

    ConsIT support is terrible. Top positions are available only when people retire.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more IT staff or better IT staff training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to study, grow, become an adult

    Tutor (Former Employee) Canberra (Australia)

    ProsSecluded, quiet environment makes you become social and is a great starting place on life. Halls and Dorms are international -friendly, and welcoming. While the undergrad programs are good, the uni really shines with its postgrad programs.

    ConsSmall city loses its lustre after awhile. Hard to find accommodation as students.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut as much effort into undergrad as you do in postgrad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ANU

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Canberra (Australia)

    ProsIt offers great opportunities if you are willing to dedicate your life to the institution. It is ok for extra organised people, and tend to recognise well done work

    ConsThe demand for keeping up with a steadily extreme research and teaching output is such, so that there is the risk of forgetting about personal life. And backstabbing from mediocre people trying to make their own career at other people's expenses is not uncommon

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Average

    Student Recruitment (Current Employee) Canberra (Australia)

    ProsNice campus / setting, students and staff are mostly friendly (with the exception of some bad seeds), some opportunities for staff training, easy work.

    ConsWork not challenging, lots of politics, incompetent supervisors who are not abreast with the times / backward thinking, bureaucratic, fond of holding meetings with no action, poor managers of funds, low pay, no overtime pay even though HR public statement says there is, no prospect for advancement, dead end job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay for all staff to match market rate; decrease pay to all VCs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to study

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslots of research going on around

    Consnot as much going on outside of uni

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

     

    Finance officer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshigh pay, flexible, friendly staff, on campus

    Consrepetitive work . There's not too much skill required, just need to be careful with details.

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