Victoria University Reviews

Updated August 9, 2015
11 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.9
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings

11 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. The usual problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Victoria University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great faculty and administrative staff, interesting students with a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures and languages, decent rate of pay for adjunct staff.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is no opportunity for casual, sessional, or adjunct lecturers and tutors to progress to full time (let alone tenured) positions - no matter how qualified and dedicated they are. None of your research time is subsidized, there is limited office space, and no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Support your casual academic staff! Invest in undergraduate degree streams like Creative Writing that are bringing in huge numbers of enrollments!


  2. Ambitious owner, but short term thinking.

    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Victoria University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    small and has great potential.

    Cons

    need focus on strategy.


  3. Design studio manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victoria University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent student support for student to enter work

    Cons

    More support fir the studio


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. A turbulent organisation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Victoria University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A university dedicated to serving students in the mid-to-lower financial demographic Focussed on a range of inclusive programs Passionate educators striving to provide good education outcomes for students

    Cons

    A very high student churn rate Financial challenges as ongoing deficit for a number of years Some areas of senior leadership are very weak by industry standards: financial management, people management Too much motion, not enough progress A lot of political tribes in open warfare


  6. Working at VU

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lot of different opportunities within the university Easy to move around

    Cons

    Understaffed Always more work than one can manage

    Advice to Management

    Manage budget better to staff campuses more appropriately


  7. Perfect work and life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Storage Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Storage Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture. No micro management. Flexible working hours Superannuation is great.

    Cons

    Salary is low compare to private companies

    Advice to Management

    Make salary competitive to attract and retain staff


  8. Loved my job! Only left it because we moved too far away plus had babies.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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!


  9. Administration Officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration Officer in Footscray (Australia)
    Current Employee - Administration Officer in Footscray (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Victoria University full-time (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 Management

    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.


  10. Worse university to study and work for ever. Real ripper!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Student Service Officer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - International Student Service Officer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Victoria University full-time (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 Management

    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!!!!!!!!!!!


  11. Don't go anywhere near Victoria University!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Victoria University part-time (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 Management

    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.



Showing 11 of 15 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.