City University of Hong Kong

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City University of Hong Kong Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people, great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City University of Hong Kong

    Pros

    An environment geared towards growth and expansion, many opportunities.

    Cons

    En emphasis on publications and lower salaries for non-tenured positions.

  2.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at City University of Hong Kong part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Convenient transportation. Excellent EE department.

    Cons

    A little crowded. Low academic standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase bar to graduate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    worked as a Research Assistant at CityU

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at City University of Hong Kong part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    smart people and students, relaxing atmosphere

    Cons

    bad salaries, bad working environment with no windows. no communication between different departments, even different RAs from the same office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked as student internship role

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

    I worked at City University of Hong Kong part-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere is quite harmonic and friendly

    Cons

    Rigid and old school policies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Alright overall, but some organisational and logistical oversight

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kowloon (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kowloon (Hong Kong)

    I worked at City University of Hong Kong full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's an academic environment, so it's fairly relaxed, and people tend to be quite sociable. A lot of professors and admin that I met I was able to form a bond with, despite not speaking much Cantonese, and so always felt I had friends, as well as trusted advisors on hand. Additionally, the software available to temporary staff (myself) was quite good and fairly intuitive.

    Cons

    The university is spread out and buildings that are associated are not always next to each other. The PhD and research assistants for some departments are miles away from the actual department, and within buildings students often had difficulty finding rooms. Additionally, there seems to be a lack of co-ordination within and between departments, as well as poor communication between administrative offices and department offices, especially with faculty, who sometimes seem really far out of the loop with current best practices and policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication between departments should be streamlined, and information on current best practices and policies should be made easily available to students, faculty and staff. Additionally, updating from paper copies of forms to electronic would likely smooth out some of the more annoying and less needed bureaucratic processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    student helper

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City University of Hong Kong part-time

    Pros

    People are helpful and good culture

    Cons

    It is a bit hierarchical.

  8.  

    Lead Consultant (Research Assistant of Department of Management Sciences)

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at City University of Hong Kong as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Continuous learning opportunity
    • Responsible for project “Delivering 21st Century Healthcare in Hong Kong-Building a Quality-and-Efficiency Driven System”
    • Project No. 9610299, a healthcare system supply chain process design & optimization project sponsored by City University of Hong Kong

    Cons

    Not very challenging
    • Responsible for project “Delivering 21st Century Healthcare in Hong Kong-Building a Quality-and-Efficiency Driven System”
    • Project No. 9610299, a healthcare system supply chain process design & optimization project sponsored by City University of Hong Kong

  9.  

    Mainland Student Coordinator, Teaching Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mainland Student Coordinator, Tutor in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Mainland Student Coordinator, Tutor in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at City University of Hong Kong full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    organic working and self/group reflection environment;
    great co-workers;

    Cons

    glass ceiling for teaching track people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the better way of stimulating the hard working staff is to provide them the platform of further development and career path, giving hope and care. And this can bring out win-win situation for the University.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good people with good resources

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City University of Hong Kong

    Pros

    they have very well equipped facilities and provide a lot of possibilities for anybody who doesn't fear bureaucracy.
    overall nice people to work with. (excluding management)

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy, which can sometimes require a lot of work for achieving a little thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    build more direct communication structures instead of involving too many people in decisions, which they are not qualified to make.

  11.  

    crowded campus, old facilities, centralized administration, bureaucratic

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

    I have been working at City University of Hong Kong full-time

    Pros

    Very good pay, Low income tax rate, good funding,

    Cons

    bureaucratic, old facilities. high living cost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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