Swinburne University of Technology

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Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Private tutor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swinburne University of Technology

    Pros

    Good experience as everyone is professional.

    Cons

    Need to be alert and conscience in work.


  2. Good but not the best.

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

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Limited access to facilities and low level of collaboration between groups.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on research and infrastructure.


  3. Great place to do research in astrophysics/cosmology

    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hawthorn (Australia)

    I worked at Swinburne University of Technology (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good environment. Always looking to improve and grow.

    Cons

    No health or dental cover.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have health and dental covered. These are expensive for people from overseas in Australia.


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  5. Helped drive my improvement

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Swinburne University of Technology as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The staff themselves are very supportive, which compliments the overall relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Communication between management and academics could be more lateral, rather than horizontal enforcing

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with academics.


  6. Sessional Lecturer

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    Current Contractor - Seasonal Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Seasonal Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment is fine. Academics are friendly enough so long as they don't think you're after their job. They're investing in new buildings like crazy so you might be working in a lovely new facility.

    Cons

    You'll need to be proactive in keeping / getting hours or they could forget you exist and forget to hire you again. If you're not in a new building the older buildings are a little sad. PCs are getting out of date (5 years) and breaking.

    Advice to Management

    Service / replace lab computers. Focus more on keeping staff with industry experience over PHD's.


  7. Re-org needs a lot more work...

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

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with Student body is very good with keen, interested students from diverse range of backgrounds Reasomably good support for teaching, research work

    Cons

    Still a lot of work to do after a major university re-organisation to get many things working well again A lot of professional staff unsettled in their jobs Some things going backwards e.g. engagement

    Advice to Management

    Rationale for changes still unclear to rank and file Some new organisational structures not working We need a new enterprise agreement badly


  8. Good place to work

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and helpful people Convenient location Management is ready to listen to new ideas.

    Cons

    Some politics (minor and usual in universities) Recent restructuring leads to confusion


  9. Classroom work, very rewarding. Dealing with career academics, less so.

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Hawthorn (Australia)

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On the whole most people are very dedicated to providing the highest quality education they can to the students. Pleasant work environment. Good relationships with industry and qualifications earned there generally held in good regard.

    Cons

    Career Academics. I imagine all universities have them, people who would prefer they were paid to learn then teach. They love their offices and will defend their jobs to the death.

    Advice to Management

    Your new focus on staff having PHD's over industry experience will result in smart but unprepared graduates. Many may be in for a rude awakening when they're thrown into the real world.


  10. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely staff, good facilities, good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Poor communication, HR, management and staff development


  11. Nice people, nice area to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Generally very nice people to work with -Students well-motivated and keen - industry-focus -Good research investment - much better than many other Australian unis -Glenferrie Road!!

    Cons

    -Can be pretty crowded at times -Not as nice looking as Uni Melb (but area much nicer!)



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