University of NSW Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Pros
  • This offers very good work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • The working environment is very comfortable, every team member is very friendly and easy to work with (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • The people running the show though, have little to no idea what they are doing (in 2 reviews)

  • Academia can be very insular, and some of the things academics do can be seen as very petty (in 6 reviews)

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  1. PhD candidate for two years

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Washington, DC

    I have been working at University of NSW

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great research topics about agricultural technology

    Cons

    Mismanagement that slowing the progress

    Advice to Management

    I am not satisfied with the whole process.


  2. Tutor

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Tutor in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at University of NSW part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good pay by the university Hours were good The staff treat you really well Get paid for attending meetings Students easy to deal with, keen to learn

    Cons

    Wanted more hours = economies of scale cuz the marginal cost of prep work per extra class diminishes - but not enough classes The new classrooms are pretty weird to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Need more training to work in the flipped classrooms. Hire more tutors to do the work.


  3. Investing in People

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    Current Employee - School Manager
    Current Employee - School Manager

    I have been working at University of NSW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Access to senior management of University. Clear avenues of communication. Opportunities to engage in strategic future. Great salaries, working conditions and flexibility.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities (people rarely leave so vacancies are few and far between).

    Advice to Management

    Harness the existing skills of your people. Identify talent and develop it.


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  5. Very nice

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    Former Employee - Student in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Student in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at University of NSW part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Just professional . Many opportunities to improve as welll. For people dont have pr like me. It is quite hard

    Cons

    I don't have any negative problem with this university, so that is quite enough for to day. May be it is

    Advice to Management

    I don't know


  6. Academic Tutor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of NSW

    Pros

    Great support from fellow teaching staff. Hours are as defined.

    Cons

    The assignments took a lot longer to finish marking than what is included in the contract. Sometimes didn't get clear guidelines on assignment marking.

    Advice to Management

    Overall great environment to work in.


  7. Tutor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of NSW

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and working conditions. Positive work culture. Supportive managers and colleagues.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for non-research teaching roles.


  8. Postdoc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of NSW full-time

    Pros

    Casual and relax. Free environment for research and academic discussion

    Cons

    Unstable salary and life. As a researcher the salary completely relies on the project. Have to move if the current project expires

    Advice to Management

    The uni has a flexible management style. A researcher mainly interacts with colleagues within the same research team, and led by direct supervisors.


  9. Academic Researcher in UNSW

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good working environment and friendly colleagues. The pay is ok for a casual researcher. Working hours are very flexible. Working pace is slow.

    Cons

    career development in Uni is very slow. very difficult to get high salary. you have very limited exposure to communities and industries. The networking activities are quite boring in research institute.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the working environment improve benefits for research staff introduce communities and industrial interactions provide open communication channels


  10. Positive

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    Current Employee - Professor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Professor in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of NSW part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great city to live in, good academic reputation, academic freedom

    Cons

    Limits to profile of arts and social science scholars


  11. Amazing benefits, zero job satisfaction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of NSW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    High salaries, cheap parking, flex-time, generous leave and a beautiful campus. Inspiring staff, excluding the morons they've actually put in charge.

    Cons

    Complete lack of vision and strategy in the central part of the University. The only reason it has such a great reputation is because of the world-class work done by researchers, academics and the amazing professional staff within the faculties. The people running the show though, have little to no idea what they are doing. They hire consultants instead of listening to staff, jump when someone senior tells them to, and seem to lack even the most basic management skills. I've been in this role for a year and haven't had one professional development meeting, no KPIs and a job description that is completely different to the job I'm made to do. If you want a really cruisey position with no accountability, no scope to learn or grow, then work here. You'll grow cobwebs, but you get to go home at 5!



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