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Updated Jun 30, 2014

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    Great place to work

    Tutor (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsA nice environment with a lot of perks

    ConsUniversity systems are sometimes too big to change

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes a more corporate like environment is a good thing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IP Management & Administration (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsAn academe world of reference.

    ConsFailure to demerit some hidden incompetence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch the future through the window of present opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally positive experience, great multicultural student group, but some politics at play in some departments.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsSome areas of strong collaboration. Increasingly good facilities. Very good from a multicultural point of view, which strong international student presence. Close to beaches!

    ConsPolitics drives decision making in some areas of the university, but I guess this is fairly standard in an academic environment. Variable quality of academic supervisors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Student Assistant (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGreat support from great people. My supervisor was extremly helpful and provided any assistance and help thate I required.
    Attractive remueration package for casual emplyees.

    ConsNot much work shift available for casual contractors.

    Advice to Senior Management(Considering UNSW is one of the finest universities in southern hemisphere) University research ranking should be increased not dropped! UNSW really should do something on this issue to make the university the world finest higher education provider.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good organisation in a challenging environment

    Coordinator (Former Employee) Canberra (Australia)

    ProsThe workplace was very relaxed and supportive, with a good collegiate atmosphere. The staff were all very knowledgable in their fields and willing to embrace changing technologies. Pay and superannuation were very good.

    ConsThe career path for non-academics is limited. Staff turnover is very low (good thing) but that results in stunted growth opportunities for entry level staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a clear career path for non-academic staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent work life balance, great pay and benefits. Top management are very old school

    Marketing (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGenerous salary and super. Great work life balance.

    ConsCareer progression is limited. Top management does not trust front line staff. Working with 'fossils' are the norm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of old school thinking and learn to tune into the new world/new technologies and platforms.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good up to a level

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsEasy to work in.
    Nice/friendly people around.
    Good pay.
    Work pressure is low.
    Convenient environment.
    Lots of resources

    ConsPeople think small.
    There is no competition.
    There is no appreciation of excellence.
    Management (at least many I have seen) doesn't appreciate handwork and high quality work, which is because they themselves are not ambitious and passionate about work.

    (again, it all depends on where you work/at which time and under which management). Although the decreasing university research ranking since 2008 speaks of some problems.

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on win-win situations. i found unsw to prefer average people and average researchers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good research environment and infrastructure.

    Doctoral Researcher (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsWork-life balance, multi-cultural work space

    ConsResearch funding is becoming a issue

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to study and research

    Lecturer (Level B) (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsMulti-culture campus, friendly staff and students

    ConsSmaller campus, could be quite crowed, fewer opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tutor (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsConvenient hours, lax environment, pace at work are variable upon time of the year

    ConsSome admin staff works very slow and are often irritable, work can be tedious

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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