Monash University Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Very good experience in the new biomedical sciences buildings.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Clayton (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Clayton (Australia)

    I worked at Monash University

    Pros

    Atmosphere was great, facilities were superb.

    Cons

    The length of contracts was only 1 year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Teaching Associate

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Teaching Staff in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Teaching Staff in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Monash University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great flexible work opportunities.
    Allows you to keep your skills to date and be in touch with day to day feeds.
    Students bring a lot of dynamics and fresh perspective
    Good way of giving back to the community

    Cons

    Class times could vary across semesters
    Consultation Times are often not well utilized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tap into the pool of skills available with the group of Teaching Associates for varied research projects instead of focusing on a select few.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Satisfying experience

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    Former Employee - Tutor/Research Associate
    Former Employee - Tutor/Research Associate

    I worked at Monash University

    Pros

    Great facilities. Great faculty and departmental management (engineering) which is forward-looking and keen on self-improvement.

    Cons

    The location of the Clayton campus, though in close proximity to industry, is not a 'happening' area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote industry engagement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monash University

    Pros

    In Melbourne, very nice ciy

    Cons

    University leadership, and some faculties very poor. Held up by medicine and health

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of the softer non-science areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Average Education Institute

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Monash University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the lecturers are really good and passionate about teaching.
    The lecture theaters can accommodate the students comfortably.
    The lectures are recorded and are available online.

    Cons

    Tutorials and laboratories have too many students per tutor.
    They are planning on phasing out the laboratories and are trying instead to get the students to perform simulations of the experiments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose lecturers on the basis of their track record and not someone who publishes one hundred journal papers per year as such a thing does not add value in the lectures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Accountant

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    Current Contractor - Accountant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Accountant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    1. extremely helpful co-workers
    2. higher salary than working at any other places
    3. very stable working environment
    4. less stressful and challenging than working at any other places

    Cons

    1. less challenging
    2. less professional and busy in terms of the working style and speed
    3. far from the city

  8. Monash University is an absolute peaceful place to work.

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Flexible life style and very friendly colleagues

    Cons

    You need to have your own motivation to make your career a difference.

  9. great Australian University

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    Current Contractor - Contract Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Contract Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful facilities.Multiple locations, in Melbourne, Malayisa and South Africa.
    Good induction processes. good technology.

    Cons

    Hard for sessional staff to secure and coordinate work, as no online process, only face to face networking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work-life balance for academics is necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Clayton North (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Clayton North (Australia)

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

    Pros

    The people in my department are nice and friendly. There is a lot of research money available and a good culture.

    Cons

    There are no health benefits for foreign workers. The academic staff needs to do a lot of administrative work, particularly with regards to travel. The gym is pretty expensive and not so nice. Food on campus is quite bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems to think that it cuts cost to have the academic staff do their own travel and admin work, but really these are their highest paid employees and it would make more sense to let them focus on core competencies.

    Recommends
  11. Great team, great work/life balance, great role

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

    I worked at Monash University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Caulfield campus is very central, easy to go to city after work
    - Strong work/life balance (9 to 5 95% of the time, basically pushed out the door after 5pm)
    - Great friendly and large team
    - Work never boring (lots of variety)
    - Very collaborative team
    - Rewarding role
    - Progression opportunities for those who stay long enough

    Cons

    - Monash Mobility limits career progression to those with fixed term contracts > 6 months or permanent staff
    - Bureaucracy still a problem in universities (it is a government organisation after all)
    - Salary tends to cap out at higher levels compared to private sector
    - More women than men in education - not as much diversity
    - Didn't get much exposure to senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide career progression opportunities for those who work, regardless of their length of service. Hard to get into a role at a university, especially at the higher/medium levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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