University of Canterbury

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University of Canterbury Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was great working here as a Librarian.

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Christchurch (New Zealand)

    I worked at University of Canterbury full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great campus, wonderful staff, beautiful city, innovative country.

    Cons

    Lower salary, isolated from the rest of the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A standard University of Canterbury PhD Scholarship for 3 years

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Christchurch (New Zealand)

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Reasonable stipend of 20,000 NZD. Centrally located campus in one large self-contained area. Tutoring and TA'ing is optional, but worth it to increase compensation further.

    Cons

    Collaboration between departments could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer bonuses to high-performing PhD students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Exciting place to work at

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    Former Employee - Lab Supervisor in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Lab Supervisor in Christchurch (New Zealand)

    I worked at University of Canterbury part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Renewal after the earthquake is interesting
    Good work like balance

    Cons

    University Red tape can hamper research and teaching

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Completely satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, mixed culture, family oriented

    Cons

    training takes a back seat

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Professor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Canterbury

    Pros

    The facilities are very good and the staff and students make it a good work environment. The university is a strong university on the global scale.

    Cons

    The university is in recovery from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, and so the student numbers are down and there is little funding to support new initiatives. It will take several more years before the university is back to the same number of students and level of funding from pre-2011.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be good to have more transparency around some of the strategic decisions being made.

  7.  

    An forward looking organization.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Canterbury

    Pros

    It lets you be creative in bounds of course.

    Cons

    Not a very broad spectrum of research support available.

  8.  

    Great job for engineering students

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant - Mathematics in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant - Mathematics in Christchurch (New Zealand)

    I have been working at University of Canterbury part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great compensation for hours worked
    Hours fit well around student schedule
    Staff managing tutors are excellent and provide great support

    Cons

    Little in the way of performance review and development
    Little opportunity to work more than a few hours per week
    Work is not usually directly relevant to career options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more depth to the job in terms of performance reviews, constructive feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It has been great so far, awesome campus and people to work with

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Christchurch (New Zealand)

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, healthy balance of work and personal life, great team

    Cons

    Lack of motivation in terms of expanding career, quite holed-up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase budget to retain staff and provide them with training and career development oppotunities

  10.  

    Great school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Canterbury

    Pros

    Work schedule is flexible; get to meet some great people

    Cons

    Earthquakes can mess up your experiments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Generally good

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    Former Employee - ICTS Applications Support in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - ICTS Applications Support in Christchurch (New Zealand)

    I worked at University of Canterbury as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great location. Plenty of staff parking. Hardly seen any office politics. Colleague are generally friendly and caring

    Cons

    Pay is not as good. Atmospheres is a bit dull.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make this place a fun a place to work is important

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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