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Great for the academic career path, useless for entrepreneurs

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Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Research Fellow in Sydney (Australia)

I worked at University of Sydney full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great colleagues, lifestyle, 17% superannuation, interesting projects. Reasonable support for promotions along the academic career path, but their requirement that you demonstrate you've been working at the level you're trying to be promoted to for a year is ridiculous. You'd be far better served by leaving and returning at a higher level than playing by the rules and trying to get promoted from within.

Cons

The university has absolutely no idea about turning research into viable businesses. If this is what you want, get out ASAP.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop equating business development with patent trolling. Give academics 100% ownership of their IP, and support them to create businesses. The rewards will eventuate through bursaries later down the track. Your current strategy stifles innovation, and you're losing a lot of valuable IP through researchers deliberately not disclosing it.

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    Excellent

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

    I have been working at University of Sydney

    Pros

    Facilities, Friendly staff, positive atmosphere, lots more things how to recall, ill go in today and think about some of them. Im sure to get back on and edit this.

    Cons

    Noisy, political, distance, other things something else, ive done five words yay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney

    Pros

    It is a very good place to work. Lots of professionals. Good pay. Good location with an easy commuute to get to.

    Cons

    I really did not like the times. We work a lot of hours and overtime is suspect. oOverall good thoguhg.

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