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University of NSW Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
38 Reviews

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  1.  

    Challenging work, laid-back culture

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. Really good place to work if you also want to study. Get paid for hacking code all day. The staff are well educated. Being a university academic qualitiications and technical ability are appreciated.

    Cons

    It may depend on the nature of the role, in my role there is no possible career advancement. There is no job security either.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    A nice environment with a lot of perks

    Cons

    University systems are sometimes too big to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes a more corporate like environment is a good thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    ...union...

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

    Pros

    An academe world of reference.

    Cons

    Failure to demerit some hidden incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the future through the window of present opportunities.

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

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Politics 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.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Good place to work

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much work shift available for casual contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A good organisation in a challenging environment

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Canberra (Australia)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Canberra (Australia)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clear career path for non-academic staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

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

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

    Pros

    Generous salary and super. Great work life balance.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good up to a level

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    People 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 ManagementAdvice

    focus on win-win situations. i found unsw to prefer average people and average researchers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Very good research environment and infrastructure.

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Researcher  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, multi-cultural work space

    Cons

    Research funding is becoming a issue

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    A good place to study and research

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

    Pros

    Multi-culture campus, friendly staff and students

    Cons

    Smaller campus, could be quite crowed, fewer opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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