Victoria University of Wellington

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Updated May 24, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Administrator, Student Accommodation in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Financial Administrator, Student Accommodation in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Once you're working for Victoria, then there are plenty of job opportunities within the organisation. They like to hire from inside if possible. There is a supportive work environment within Student Accommodation and everyone helps everyone.

    Cons

    The only way to get a decent raise is to jump from job to job. They do an annual performance review but even then, the raise won't be a massive amount. The review only occurs if you have been at Victoria for over a year.

    Advice to Management

    I like the new Chancellor and his vision. He's ambitious so please continue.


  2. Interesting job, but horrible management.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I learnt some new things, and it somewhat helped me to advance my career.

    Cons

    Management were impolite and rude.

    Advice to Management

    They need to show some respect towards employees. The rudeness and being treated like I was stupid meant that I was only keeping the job because I wanted the money.


  3. Three month research scholarship

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    Former Employee - Summer Researcher in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Summer Researcher in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, encouraging leadership, leading edge concept, very topical. Potential for future career in this field is exciting.

    Cons

    Slightly more "hands-off" than anticipated. No potential for further work once project complete.


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  5. Just getting a pay cheque...

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    Current Employee - General Staff
    Current Employee - General Staff

    I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    staff benefits - discounts, rec centre, health and life insurence, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Lack of management engaging with staff, communication,

    Advice to Management

    more training/leadership opportunities


  6. A great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation is reasonable considering what you do for work and it is an understanding employer to those who want to study and/or take maternity/paternity leave. Overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth may be a problem, poor IT systems leading to frustrations among staff. OVerall not too much to complain about.


  7. PhD Candidate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Possibility to visit good conferences, teach undergrades if wanted

    Cons

    hardly any supervision, papers weren't reviewed by all the authors, after 3 years you are expected to pay on your own and supervisor wants you to continue PhD until 6 months further


  8. Victoria's not too bad to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement and development.

    Cons

    Low pay, they don't always hire the right people, too much organisational restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    When considering a change, ask staff what they like about how things currently are - not just what they don't like. Improve, but preserve what is working well already.


  9. Very good work environmentl

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Wellington (New Zealand)

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    diversity of cultures and opinions

    Cons

    as a company, the pressure to publish is high


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Opportunities for further education if you are proactive. Very little micro-management, you're free to cary out your job as you see fit.

    Cons

    Salary can be below average salary for job undertaken if in private sector. HR seems to promote a culture of us and them between technical staff and academics due to salary reviews. My experience with HR is that they operate in a manner that sometimes lacks professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more technical staff to pursue further education. As an education provider you should develop a culture of learning amongst staff as well as students.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent environment for those seeking continuous intellectual stimulation.....but beware of the politics!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent leave policy, especially for parental leave.
    Small campus feel - campuses are spread throughout Wellington
    Great people.
    Wellington is awesome!

    Cons

    Lack of visionary leadership.
    Politics really bites into efficiencies.
    Inward focused.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be better and more efficient communication routes between units and schools. The overall activity of researchers is very independent and scattered. A shared vision could perhaps break down some of these barriers.



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