Monash University

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Monash University Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
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    Fantastic Life experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monash University full-time

    Pros

    Extremely well equipped! Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Lack of internal communication regarding cultural events

  2.  

    Accountant

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

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

  3.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Flexible life style and very friendly colleagues

    Cons

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

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    great Australian University

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

    I have been working at Monash University as a contractor (more than an 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
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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 an 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
  7.  

    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 an 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
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  8.  

    Great place to work if you like learning

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Monash University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The University is in the forefront of research in many fields, eg medicine, engineering. Plenty of opportunities to contribute to knowledge that can potentially make a difference in the world, while at the same time furthering your career and reputation.
    Many opportunities in support positions eg, laboratory, IT, admin. There's always something new to get to grips with. Lots of free lunchtime seminars by research students and academics will keep you constantly learning new things.
    Employees are offered time off for fully paid training courses to further their job skills.

    Cons

    The pressure to publish. Pressure to gain research grants. There is huge competition to gain a share of the limited government research budgets. Putting together a winning application will take weeks of work.
    For support staff there's the pressure to do everything but never enough staff to do it.
    At the "bottom of the ladder" there are the cleaning and maintenance staff. Most are part-time, under-paid out-sourced or invisible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are giving serious consideration to the idea of adding hidden transducers to make "ping" sounds along with coloured lights and perhaps flasks of coloured liquid. Maybe this will convince you lot that there is "real" research going on here and that some more staff would be helpful.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monash University

    Pros

    Excellent culture dedicated to fostering good science

    Cons

    Short term focus hinders foreign employees from establishing permanent research groups. Difficult for non-Australians to realistically remain at Monash for the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider supporting longer term contract awards and offsetting employee costs for permanent residency.

  10.  

    Graduate student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monash University

    Pros

    Clayton is a good campus, teaching facilities are great, good life-work balance.

    Cons

    Research is slow paced, very hard to get collaboration, resource is limiting.

    Recommends
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    good environment and flexible working time

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Monash University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly working environment and very flexible working time as casual worker

    Cons

    feel very good by now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer some more welfare to employees

    Recommends
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