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Curtin University Reviews

Updated August 2, 2018
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  • "May be process heavy, with loads of red tape and loop holes to get the simplest work done" (in 2 reviews)

  • "On campus parking not as great as it used to be for staff" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Curtin University part-time

    Pros

    - Excellent remuneration and benefits
    - Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - Changes in department heads can cause uncertainty


  2. "Curtin University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary; growing reputation; new facilities

    Cons

    Terrible maternity leave scheme; dysfunctional management

  3. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace culture, innovative university

    Cons

    Cuts to some areas really hurt morale


  4. "Good University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Curtin University full-time

    Pros

    Highly Facilitated, Good Environment, Publicly acceptable degrees

    Cons

    Less industry focused, Very independent research environment

    Advice to Management

    Finding industry partner for researches


  5. "The most generous staff members"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curtin University part-time

    Pros

    - meet new people with various background
    - good environment

    Cons

    - fast pace work so you need to adapt faster


  6. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curtin University (More than a year)

    Pros

    good working environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    high teaching load and less research support


  7. "Communication between departments and between higher management to lower management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, not so strict working hours, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Most thing are tell through email and request for job done also only in email

    Advice to Management

    More interaction between staff

  8. "Senior Management has no vision/plan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Curtin University full-time

    Pros

    Associated with Navitas, Curtin University Perth. Great global experiences with them

    Cons

    Senior management at Curtin Singapore run the place almost independently of Curtin and Navitas


  9. "Currently tutoring in mech engineering. Overall, not a bad experience."

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Academic (Tutor) in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Academic (Tutor) in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Curtin University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent classroom environment
    Good unit structure
    Great pay (even though rate it below what is written in the contract)
    Short hours
    Great manager who is very accommodating and responsive

    Cons

    A lot of preparation time (I like to attempt to deliver a good lesson!)
    Class timetabling isn't great and could definitely be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, need a way to get students to show up to lectures though. Teaching everything in the tutorials is tough!


  10. "Day to Day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Curtin University part-time

    Pros

    Good pay rates for students

    Cons

    Lack of hours and inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    The management should better care of their staff. Most of us feel disposable.


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