University of Sydney Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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University of Sydney Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson
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Pros
  • Compensation and benefits provided are relatively good and you can enjoy a good work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay, and access to many top researchers in the world (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It is very isolating, no sense that you belong, at the moment there a lot of redundancies, so it feels quite competitive (in 2 reviews)

  • The Unions are dreadful, not clever and hold non-union staff to ransom (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great work like balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexibility in start and end of daily work, plenty of opportunities try your hand on different programing language, friendly coworkers, good teams, good management

    Cons

    Very small development team, may end up working on back end / front end / design / development / testing , some legacy code still exist bit getting better, really dirty bathroom,

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work life balance intact. That is do always show compassion in their start time of work


  2. Best time of your life

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you want to be doing what you are passionate about, do a PhD at Usyd. Top notch research in my opinion.

    Cons

    Supervisors can be a bit difficult to deal with. Choose well.


  3. Overall excellent experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sydney

    Pros

    As A PhD student I found the university was equipped with latest technology,knowlegeable staff

    Cons

    sometimes you tend to face racism


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  5. Good pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney

    Pros

    I worked there part time while I did my PhD. Good pay, and access to many top researchers in the world

    Cons

    In university, you need to pursue a research life. Otherwise, it is very hard to have an improve in career.


  6. A rewarding experience as a lecturer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lecturer/Research Scientist in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Lecturer/Research Scientist in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at University of Sydney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Academics generally agree that universities can be difficult places to work these days. While Australian higher education, like elsewhere, is also succumbing to the quantification of research outputs, its universities still generally offer good working conditions. Throughout my three years there I felt supported by my department and school. As a junior scholar I was given a reduced teaching load, in recognition of the fact that it takes time to develop courses. The pay is excellent and the location of the main campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The cons are the same as with any university: getting ahead as a junior (or senior!) scholar requires working six or seven days per week.


  7. PhD Student

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting research project and friendly people

    Cons

    Lack of social activities and career advice


  8. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a very good place to work. Lots of professionals. Good pay. Good location with an easy commuute to get to.

    Cons

    I really did not like the times. We work a lot of hours and overtime is suspect. oOverall good thoguhg.


  9. Great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bio Statistician in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Bio Statistician in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fantastic employee benefits - lots of paid sick leave, paid maternity leave, 17% superannuation and a 35 hr working week with flexitime.

    Cons

    Not as great pay as you could get in industry jobs.


  10. I don't know what is required here.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Camperdown (Australia)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Camperdown (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great environment, both the people where I work and the surrounds, working in Education, i.e. something useful.

    Cons

    Have to think about this one and get back to you.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your greatest resource - your staff.


  11. Casual full-time teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sydney full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues, generally egalitarian workplace, very little micromanagement, high hourly rate

    Cons

    Casual contract, no sick days, no holiday pay



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