Monash University Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Margaret Gardner
Margaret Gardner
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Pros
  • Strong work/life balance (9 to 5 95% of the time, basically pushed out the door after 5pm) (in 5 reviews)

  • very stable working environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Monash Mobility limits career progression to those with fixed term contracts > 6 months or permanent staff (in 4 reviews)

  • in my 5 years of stay 40% of academic staff was culled in ECSE in 2007 and two year later fresh staff was hired (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Review of Monash employment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monash University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The innovation and ongoing career development.

    Cons

    Students can be pretty demanding.


  2. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Monash University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company with incredible resources and people to work with. It allows for growth of people and expansion into new areas. It allows for flexibility to perform at your best.

    Cons

    It can be hard working on contracts and on funding that is only secured by grants, but that is the same across all Universities and is not particular to Monash/

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work and the flexibility that Monash allows. It allows for projects to run better and staff to be enthused by their work.


  3. Good

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Monash University as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good environment and people, supportive

    Cons

    nothing bad about it really at all

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you doing


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  5. Flexible workplace

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Monash University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers good flexible work options, working from home

    Cons

    Large company - too much information irrelevant to role


  6. Helpful (1)

    Excellent working place

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    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Monash University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly, more training chance, equal working chance

    Cons

    job is easy, not much chanllage


  7. Helpful (1)

    A collaborative and supportive community

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Teaching Associate in Clayton (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Teaching Associate in Clayton (Australia)

    I have been working at Monash University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Staff are always willing to provide support and guidence to new employees. The "open-door" policy allows new staff members to feel encouraged to improve their performance while building confidence and collegiality.

    Cons

    Given the size of the organisation, there are a large array of practices,procedures and norms which will take some time to acclimatise to. Excellent training is provided but approaching a more senior member of the academic staff for professional mentoring/guidance is highly useful.

    Advice to Management

    Institute a formalised mentoring program for new employees and continue to build peer-review practices into the formalised employment contracts.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Former postdoc

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    Former Employee - Researcher Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Researcher Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Monash University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Melbourne is a nice city, though the Clayton campus is quite a long way from the city centre. I found some of the staff there quite friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    I received little meaningful mentorship. At best, I was left to my own devices and worked on my own projects. I could have achieved as much in any university. I received little support from senior members of my school - they would not intervene on my behalf in any issues that arose. When my contract finished, my access to all online services was cut that day. I couldn't even access my final paycheque online, or my email account, though I had been told these would remain accessible for a month.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with temporary members of staff should be a priority, as should some semi-formal means of having complaints resolved. The culture in my school was so bad that people worked from home whenever possible, and I was not invited to a single school organised social event in the year that I was there. This should also be improved.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Opportunities plus

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monash University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Monash Uni has many opportunities available. Working in one area doesn't preclude you from moving sideways or being promoted to another area. It offers support programs and if you're willing to really engage, then the benefits are there. It is a privilege to be involved in producing globally recognised education and research - it's a sector that I am passionate about.

    Cons

    Like any large organisation sometimes approval processes can be tedious.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Love it / hate it!

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

    I have been working at Monash University (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Monash for 26 years, each day brings something different, new and challenging to learn and accomplish

    Cons

    You either love or hate Monash, love it, you never move on, you become part of the furniture, I did!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Thanks Monash.

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    Current Employee - IT Tech in Clayton (Australia)
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Clayton (Australia)

    I have been working at Monash University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been working for Monash for 5 years now and the org has looked after me and if you put in the time and energy the org rewards you for that work. Love it.

    Cons

    There could be more agility in the business when it comes to research goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.



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