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Confusing forest of systems, populated by friendly people

Data Analyst (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

ProsThis is coming from a data analyst's perspective:
* Everyone, minus the odd ego or two in 'upper management' is very friendly.
* If they can, people will go out of their way to help you.
* Close proximity to a very wide variety of food outlets/restaurants.

Cons* You WILL be confused by the frequent workarounds necessary to pull pretty basic data, especially if you are from a corporate background.
* Systems are very faculty-centric (reflecting historical practice) and are hence duplicated. Good luck trying to stitch data together from different faculties!
* IT service is pretty bad, considering the size of the Uni. It's not their fault though, their budget is tiny.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the leadership of the plethora of internal reviews to people who are actually passionate about making real change to the University - certain deputy vice-chancellors, for example...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Had a good time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor for more than 5 years


    Pros: well paid and good boss Cons: not all bosses were good Advice to Senior Management: less politics and more reward for quality – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    challenging and rewarding

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

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


    Pros: Compensation and benefits provided are relatively good and you can… Cons: Because of a couple of factors, you might find that the opportunities… Advice to Senior Management: Better support for fixed-term employees. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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