University of Melbourne

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University of Melbourne Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people - not always consistent management coming from the top.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful interacting with students - a lot of great staff.

    Cons

    Not always cohesion between departments which could lead to confusion for staff and students, especially with referrals. Also a tendency to instigate large policy reviews that didn't seem to go anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work towards treating casual staff better - there should be some professional development to support them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Melbourne part-time

    Pros

    great environment with good facility

    Cons

    hard working , doing experiemnts

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Top-heavy management; academic staff peripheral to much decision making

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    Great location and better than average salary and benefits. Emphasis on research and hosting academic conferences that further international scholarly interchange. Select group of students who make teaching a joy.

    Cons

    Little input from academic staff on many important decisions, which tend to be made at the executive level by managerial types. Top-down style of governance is not appropriate for a research university of this type.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency in decision making, more involvement of academic staff in formulating and finalising governance-related decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging place that is Ever Changing in the Heart of Melbourne

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    Former Employee - Manged Services in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manged Services in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    Fantastic Location and Facilities. Leader in may disciplines but old and tired in other disciplines.

    Cons

    Great brand , fantastic location , can get tiring with endless streams of staff and students year after year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Management getting stingier by the year

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

    I have been working at University of Melbourne as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No one bothers you as long as you get your work done. Good colleagues generally and professional staff mostly helpful.

    Cons

    IT generally lacking; constant problems. New policies don't often make sense and creates duplicate work instead of being more efficient. Poor planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap. There'll be a bigger price to pay in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best employee

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    Current Employee - Enquiries Officer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Enquiries Officer in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great employer. extremely caring about your needs and if you need to take time off. worked here casually. For a casual employee, it was the best pay around with minimal stress. Constant feedback

    Cons

    Fast-paced. no promotions. fixed hourly rate even after more training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BIP is driving employees away with the insecurity. such a pity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An outstanding 21st Century Research and Teaching institution

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    Former Employee - Research Student in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Student in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The University of Melbourne is situated in the center of one of Australia's most modern cities, and has an outstanding record of research and teaching excellence.

    Cons

    The standard of research is unwaveringly high, and there is an expectation of high quality and influential research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should continue to focus on balancing the requirements of being a research centered institution with their teaching obligations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    PHD Candidate

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of freedom to pursue your own interests.

    Cons

    The stipend is very low and often below minimum wage for the hours worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase stipends and decrease total PHD student count

  10.  

    Great experience working for a central area

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    Current Employee - Manager (Professional Services) in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager (Professional Services) in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment takes some time to get your bearing in. There are notable tradeoffs but ultimately, is a very rewarding environment to learn to navigate. Have thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    The weight of "this is how we've always done it" makes things very difficult to achieve cooperation from the rest of the University areas on pretty much anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to run professional areas as a business, do so in earnest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I Worked in the administration for a year and then a faculty for nine years before taking retirement benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    Incvigorating environment with lots of academically gifted people. Good comraderie

    Cons

    The two recent staff rationalisations (2010 and 2014) have been traumatic for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good ship going...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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