Monash University Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor 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. Helpful (1)

    Flexible yet dedicated

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demonstrator in Clayton (Australia)
    Current Employee - Demonstrator in Clayton (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated to teaching, flexible working hours, good environment, good equipment, understanding employers, good lunch facilities

    Cons

    Limited parking spaces that fill up within an hour of the uni opening.

    Advice to Management

    Create parking spaces that are dedicated to employees and are offered at a lower rate... it seems strange that one has to pay $1000 for red parking when it is almost forced upon many people who work at Monash. Might as well pay $1000 less per year and simply give a free parking spot.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Extraordinary institution

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Monash (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Monash (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely great academic institution with highly qualified academics.

    Cons

    Too expensive if you go there as student


  3. Helpful (1)

    Review of Monash employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The innovation and ongoing career development.

    Cons

    Students can be pretty demanding.


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  5. Good

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Monash University as a contractor

    Pros

    good environment and people, supportive

    Cons

    nothing bad about it really at all

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you doing


  6. Helpful (1)

    Flexible workplace

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers good flexible work options, working from home

    Cons

    Large company - too much information irrelevant to role


  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent working place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly, more training chance, equal working chance

    Cons

    job is easy, not much chanllage


  8. My opinion

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    Current Contractor - Teaching Associate
    Current Contractor - Teaching Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monash University as a contractor

    Pros

    The student population at Monash comprises of a great range of cultural backgrounds; I love working with students from outside Australia as they make the whole academic experience so rich with the diversity of ideas and opinions they offer. Monash's reputation overseas is also a big plus. When I am overseas, I find that many people know of the university and accord it quite a high status, particularly in the Asian region. The general culture at Monash is open to new ideas and innovations in education. I have found that both the students and the staff in my faculty (Education) are very interested in exploring diverse avenues of learning and in supporting those who are trying to expand knowledge in that area.

    Cons

    Sometimes the facilities are a bit limited. The rooms I have been offered to teach in have occasionally lacked equipment that would make the job easier, though these difficulties are always surmountable. Air conditioning in all buildings would be nice if possible. Funding is always an issue, although I know that there is little Monash can do about the government's policies on education.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say here - generally, I find the organisation at Monash to be very good, given the constraints that all universities are under at the moment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Love it / hate it!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Thanks Monash.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Clayton (Australia)
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Clayton (Australia)
    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.


  11. I'm happy to keep working there!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Clayton (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Clayton (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monash University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Convenient on-site facilities and services Decent wages/salaries Good superannuation Employees are treated well across all levels of profession Equality for all Connections and collaborations with external organisations

    Cons

    Parking is not ideal around Clayton campus Current demolition, renovations and building works are often inconvenient Clayton campus is not in a great/central location

    Advice to Management

    Fix up the access around and through buildings while constructions are on, lower the prices of parking and make more free parking available.



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