Griffith University

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Griffith University Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
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  1.  

    Short Full-Time Employee - 6 Months

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Griffith University

    Pros

    Diverse staff made the job very interesting on an interpersonal level

    Cons

    I don't have any cons from my experience.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Griffith University

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Griffith University

    Pros

    Great people, easy to get to locations and good parking, 9-5 standard hours, good relationships with colleagues in other teams.

    Cons

    Mind which super scheme you sign up for. Defined benefit benefits those retiring now by taking $$$ away from younger employees (check their statements and news articles on this). Go for the accumulation - that way what you put into your fund stays yours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for other opportunities to increase revenue seeing as university funding has taken a hit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Excellent work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Griffith University

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good, as they are very understanding

    Cons

    i did not find anything against the work environment

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Its in the middle of a forest...be prepared for critters lurking

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Employee in Brisbane (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work, great food outlets, most people are friendly and helpful when they can be, key services such as counselling, drug store, health service, mini mart and workout centre...wonderful bookshop...most of the non-academic staff are really committed to the uni and do a great job...Gold Coast Campus is looking very pretty with lots of new buildings

    Cons

    Apart from the usual stuff that is problematic re australian unis, for academics its the hundreds and hundreds of hours of compulsory travel between the five campuses...often very dangerous... For non - academic staff, its the constant policy and procedure changes that they have no input into...Griffith is also trying to be "green" which means you often don't have the chance to wash your hands in hot water with soap and then dry them appropriately in any university bathroom. Apparently, It's not green to have hot water available to wash your hands. Parking is a big problem as is access to public transport, especially after business hours. Logan or Gold Coast Campuses...I would not want my daughter or son there after dark...you can't buy food and they are both creepy...oh...did I mention the critters...like the snakes in the stairwells which management think are cute?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother? They won't listen. They think they are gods and goddesses. I'm sure previous posts will explain much better than me

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great work life balance and job opportunities

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Griffith University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work particularly in terms of the work life balance and opportunities to move into different roles.

    Cons

    Essentially a government department so has similar cons to working in Government departments such as the politics.

    The funding model for universities does limit their flexibility for employing and retaining staff - for instance some staff are forever on fixed term contracts as there is no funding to make their job permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a better environment for innovation within adminstrative areas of the university and find ways of retaining top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work while studying.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Griffith University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, rewarding and supportive. Is the perfect place to work while studying. Remuneration is also very generous.

    Cons

    Sometimes organisational processes can be a bit irksome and time consuming but you learn to work through it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and continue making Griffith a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Overall great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Griffith University

    Pros

    Great people and ethos
    Work life balance
    New processes and workflow underway
    Some new construction
    Flexible workplace and no micromanagement
    Great locations

    Cons

    Old infrastructure, processes and workflows
    Dated buildings and offices
    No free parking
    The usual internal politics and red tape

  9.  

    Research Fellow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Gold Coast (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Gold Coast (Australia)

    I have been working at Griffith University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Opportunities, Conferences, Colleagues, Campus

    Cons

    Funding limits, Distance to work place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Technology in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Griffith University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in technology I've had good opportunities to progress and expand my knowledge

    Cons

    Frustration at politics and not being able to do what is best if it means admitting mistakes were made previously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage innovation, be willing to admit that things can be improved and its not a reflection on past decisions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    As good a workplace as it is a University

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Officer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Officer in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Griffith University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good conditions, fairly flexible working hours, portability of long service amongst Australian Universities, pretty standard 'public sector' conditions.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic as anything. Hierarchical and heavy feeling of institutionalisation. HR structure is very centralised and has a very high rate of turnover that affects their ability to provide their service. They're a third rate university and a third rate employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. Think more about job and work quality rather than running roughshod over them and failing to gain buy in when making extensive changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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