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Deakin University Reviews in Australia

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
11 Reviews
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    PostDoc

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deakin University

    Pros

    Salary, unisupr, environment, good Uni

    Cons

    No lecturing opportunities and career path is not well defined

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    Free research atmosphere and pleasant working environment

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Geelong (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Geelong (Australia)

    I have been working at Deakin University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free research atmosphere, quiet and pleasant working environment, flexible working hours, good for people to buckle down to do some research they like.

    Cons

    The funding for research is limited, so researchers usually need to apply for funding by themselves after the first contract, but on the other side it's good to develop the skills of an independent researcher. Since my campus is in the regional area, the collaboration with leading industry is not close enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A middle level university in Melbourne, Australia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large and pleasant campus, good library, friendly associates. Uni finances are in good shape. Lots of emphasis on research.

    Cons

    Heavy administrative overheads for academics, not very flexible in terms of workloads. At times it feels as if the Uni over-reaches itself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Casuals on Campus

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deakin University part-time

    Pros

    Easy going environment with friendly staff. Diverse range of jobs that you get involved in. All jobs are at university.

    Cons

    There is only limited hours available and there is competition for the work with many other Casuals. There is a limited life in the role

  6.  

    Resources tightly squeezed, casual employees squeezed

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    Former Contractor - Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Deakin University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    local, friendly, large diversity in students ability

    Cons

    Constantly increasing work (work intensification)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you staff with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, teaching, research and service

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good work life balance, a lot of freedom to do what you want.. It is a safe workplace. Childcare is on campus

    Cons

    It is an university so the pay is not great, but not bad either. Somebody at the level of senior lecturer, Msc, PhD, 13 years of experience= 103.000 AUD+ 17% super

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in team approaches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A Worldly Institute

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    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovation, great culture, worldly, highly engaged in digital and social media, look to enhance process and procedures base don employee suggestions.

    Cons

    Some would say the location, however i thnk being out of the cbd is great. Lovely parks and spacious campuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work guys!

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    researching on machine learning

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Geelong (Australia)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Geelong (Australia)

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good supervisor, excellent facility, promising future

    Cons

    quite region, not crowded, cold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to Work...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, friendly colleagues and great infrastructure

    Cons

    does not arrange and actively engage staff in corporate games

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A good university with diverse student body.

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    Current Employee - Academic in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Academic in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours; a diverse student body; friendly colleagues; a good amount of 'academic freedom'; there appears to be good job security; academics are autonomous;

    Cons

    Large workload; high student-teacher ratio; need to increase research support; facilities need updating and improvement; better funding for increasing staff needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to address workload issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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