University of Sydney

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Real opportunities and energy compromised by bureaucracy and self-satisfaction

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at University of Sydney

Pros

Sandstone. Close to where I live. Scope for expansion. Very good reputation.

Cons

The University is massively bureaucratic and therefore latently obstructive. It is (almost unapologetically) elitist, without recognising that elitism is a political choice, and not just about social value or quality. This elitism sometimes becomes complacency. Old-fashioned.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need stronger strategies for encouraging staff development and innovation. Seek a better alignment between teaching, research and administration. Take advantage of the intangible assets of the university. Don't try to run it as a business.

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    Good place for young scholars

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides lots of opportunities, and attracts top students

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get regular work there

    Recommends
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    Research Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney

    Pros

    Access to large network of academics

    Cons

    Minimal training. Poor staff management and facilities

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