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Nice, but laden with bureaucracy

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at University of Melbourne

Pros

Generally nice people to work with. Relaxed environment and no corporate nonsense.

Cons

Absurd and unnecessary bureaucracy causes work to sometimes be laboursome

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  1. Great place to do research

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great facilities, and good working environment

    Cons

    heavy in Bureaucractic redtape can sometimes slow things down


  2. A greedy bureaucracy, obsessed with appearance at the expense of substance

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

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good academics occasionally visit
    Good location close to CBD
    Slightly less bureaucratic than state government

    Cons

    Steadily increasing bureaucracy at the expense of productivity.
    Full of lazy and uninspiring academics with low ambition
    Not a good place for ambitions people
    Excessive focus on advertising and manufacturing 'excellence' to attract foreign students
    Decades behind the cutting edge in research

    Advice to Management

    You can't run a University like McDonald's. Re-orient the focus on substance rather than profit. The performance management culture and glossy brochures scare away good academics.


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