University of Melbourne

  www.unimelb.edu.au
  www.unimelb.edu.au
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Exciting, new, challenging

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at University of Melbourne

Pros

Working with leaders in the field. Free stationary! Fun people to be around, great atmosphere. Good coffee making machine in office.

Cons

Too much cost-cutting measures: overcrowded classroom

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    Very frustrating if you are accustomed to pace, progress and accountability

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    Former Employee - Communication Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Communication Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    Good maternity leave policy
    Good superannuation (which makes up for the low wages)
    Good workplace for administrators who are not particularly talented nor ambitious.
    Good job security
    Very very bright students and some very bright academics and research staff
    Good location
    Good governance and policy
    Not much work pressure - very 9 to 5.

    Cons

    Senior and executives managers are hired/promoted on account of their academic accolades in a very narrow field rather than their ability to lead and run a multimillion dollar portfolio. Deans, Heads of School and Directors are responsible for administration and management tasks far beyond their ability and many have little experience or the performance record in managing people and/or financial sustainability.
    Change is very slow and bureaucratic.
    Not overly challenging.
    Pay is not based on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept that the university is not run like a business and there is still a mentality that students are not customers (despite the premium pricetag for the product). A lot of talk, not much action.

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    Good place for gaining experience.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    Good experience but not a place to build your career.

    Cons

    Poor management of people,could improve how it treats people .

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