Victoria University of Wellington
3.7 of 5 6 reviews
www.vuw.ac.nz Wellington, New Zealand 1000 to 5000 Employees

Victoria University of Wellington Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2014

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A great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington part-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompensation 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPossibility to visit good conferences, teach undergrades if wanted

Conshardly 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Victoria's not too bad to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Victoria University of Wellington

ProsGood opportunities for advancement and development.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good work environmentl

PhD Candidate (Current Employee)
Wellington (New Zealand)

I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time for more than 3 years

Prosdiversity of cultures and opinions

Consas a company, the pressure to publish is high

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work-life balance

Senior Electronics Engineer (Former Employee)
Wellington (New Zealand)

I worked at Victoria University of Wellington

ProsGreat 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Wellington (New Zealand)

I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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