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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.

Other Reviews for University of Melbourne

  1.  

    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 .

  2.  

    A nice working experience with low pressure and opportunities to learn new things.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    My work was part-time so I had lots of time for other things. The people are friendly and there was no high pressure as it was a research-related work.

    Cons

    Some working facilities need improvement. For example, emails were delayed or lost at some times. Pay rate is not high, especially for part-time workers.

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