Victoria University Reviews

Updated April 14, 2014
Updated April 14, 2014
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    Loved my job! Only left it because we moved too far away plus had babies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria University full-time

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with, the opportunities I had, the security of the job.

    Cons

    Distance from home - live other side of Melbourne!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Administration Officer

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    Current Employee - Administration Officer  in  Footscray (Australia)
    Current Employee - Administration Officer in Footscray (Australia)

    I have been working at Victoria University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The salaries and Super is great here and the maternity leave policy is great, I have made lifetime friends working here

    Cons

    over the past few years there has been a lot of job cuts due to Government funding cuts and the staff are no longer energetic and is a big negative vibe around the university which I think will take a long time to go away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to consult more with Administration and teachers and the bottom end of the tree and find out the pressures and restraints everyone has and work to make it easier and a more helpful environment and have more staff social events that will help staff who feel left out to have more interaction with others within the uni.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Students for Staff Program Alumni

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    Former Employee - Student Support Officer  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Student Support Officer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Victoria University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work for the University you are a part of
    Learn how the Uni functions behind the scenes

    Cons

    No means of converting the role into a more permanent one
    Micro Managing Boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seems to be a lot of focus on building infrastructure. As important as that is, personnel also needs a lot of investment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Worse university to study and work for ever. Real ripper!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - International Student Service Officer  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - International Student Service Officer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Victoria University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary is attractive and moderate, I have to admit. The city location is convenient as well.

    Cons

    Poisonous work environment, horrible and moody boss, mean colleagues, pressure from unconventional workload, lack of communication and team meeting, intrusion to personal spaces, budget cuts, ripping off clients, no customer consideration whatsoever, ...!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everything is money!!!! When you are part of a service-based business, you need to respect your clients and make them feel valued, not just thinking that they are dumb and cash cows and can be ripped off. Also, you can't just cut services and overload those remained with the workload of two to three staff and think that it is OK for them just because they survive on this income!!!!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    No way Jose

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Victoria University as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Certainly none that occur to me

    Cons

    Don't start me - poor standards on every level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Don't go anywhere near Victoria University!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Victoria University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Admittedly, the surroundings are pleasant.

    Cons

    Some of the poorest management accountability I've seen in my whole career - virtually asleep at the wheel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your HR people and their practices and make some changes. I'd be ashamed to call myself a people manager if their standards/competencies and values are the norm. Didn't seem to have basic knowledge of HR management and certainly little empathy.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Disappointing experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Victoria University

    Pros

    Colleagues
    Contribution to society through the education sector

    Cons

    Politics, red tape
    Constant change and restructure
    Incompetence of management
    Human Resources an administration function, little strategic focus or capability
    Lack of direction and poor strategy
    Wastage of public monies on projects which never progress or achieve their outcomes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're getting further and further behind your competitors, please for your own sake get serious about implementing contemporary practice. Adopt a strategy that is for you and simplify policy, procedure and practice.

    Doesn't Recommend

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