Australian National University Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Great place to work and do research

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Australian National University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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.


  2. Course Tutor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Australian National University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment, bright students, rewarding courses.

    Cons

    Payment systems are still fairly primitive with timesheets often needing to be physically signed and handed in.

    Advice to Management

    Make electronic time sheets!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior Lecturer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Canberra (Australia)

    I have been working at Australian National University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Smart colleagues; Medium class sizes; Acceptable teaching load; Canberra is a nice city for family life

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other GO8 universities; Forced recording of lectures; Only 30% of students show up to lectures; No blackboards; Student population lacks cultural and ethnic diversity; Students are only concerned about 'the piece of paper at the end' and not about learning and thinking; Student Evaluation process (SELT) is completely flawed; No support (or incentives) from ANU to engage with industry & government

    Advice to Management

    We've extended ourselves too far to satisfy the students resulting in poor educational outcomes, we need to embrace the hipster vibe and return to old school teaching (with a modern twist). Who should be dictating how we teach? The students or the educators? Create incentives for academics to engage with industry and government (our ARC linkage record is weak compared to other GO8).


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  5. ANU Ambassador

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Australian Capital Territory in Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Australian Capital Territory in Canberra (Australia)

    I have been working at Australian National University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great hourly rate Friendly staff Great clients Great full time student job

    Cons

    Sparse shifts Really competitive interview/screening process Not much else I can think of


  6. Great university struggling with change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Professor in Canberra (Australia)

    I have been working at Australian National University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent library; clean, comfortable city; strong tradition of academic excellence

    Cons

    Antiquated internal processes; struggling with change.

    Advice to Management

    Level of technical support for university operations has improved but is still far short of national or global standards.


  7. nice working environment, easy going supervision but no good career path

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Canberra (Australia)

    I have been working at Australian National University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    nice working environment, easy-going supervision, good salary package

    Cons

    no good career path, may involve in some kind of politics

    Advice to Management

    project management should be considered and applied


  8. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Canberra (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Canberra (Australia)

    I worked at Australian National University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Supervisors were great and really helpful. They have a relaxed and chill working style. Especially suitable for results oriented people.

    Cons

    Not really any challenges, but sometimes supervisors can be a little too chilled out. For this reason, not for those who get bored really easily, but you find your own fun.


  9. Working at the ANU - mainly good, with a little bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Australian National University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great campus with pretty much all you need within 10 minutes walking distance, good work conditions with flexible work arrangements should you need it, a relatively good wage but the real perk is the 17% super.

    Cons

    Not much scope for career progression, poor communication skills between management and professional staff leading to low morale, the run down facilities of certain buildings - no airconditioning in summer . . .

    Advice to Management

    Go to that extra effort to keep staff happy and morale high.


  10. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Australian National University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Research Environment, Friendly staffs.

    Cons

    Research is not even close to any industrial or practical issues.


  11. Great place being forced in the wrong direction by outside forces

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Canberra (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Canberra (Australia)

    I worked at Australian National University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The ANU is a great university with an amazing working environement in a fantastic city (seriously, Canberra is pretty great once you get used to the fresh air). The support staff are, for the most part, efficient and helpful.

    Cons

    An aging work force leaves little room for upwards career progression as there are limited full-time permanent positions available: assume that you will need to move elsewhere for that next promotion.

    Advice to Management

    The univeristy is increasingly loosing sight of its roots as a research institution: at the end of the day, this is what makes the ANU a world class factility. This should not be compromised to attract the quick and easy dollars provided by the international student market. ANU has no future as a degree factory and standards must be maintained.



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