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Deakin University Australia Reviews

Updated November 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance if you work in Geelong (in 8 reviews)

  • Universities always provide a very flexible work environment - Deakin is no different, and puts people first (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work load can be high, lack of experience in some managers, inconsistent rewards and benefits across areas and teams (in 3 reviews)

  • Parking can sometimes be difficult (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Deakin University Freelancing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freelancer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Freelancer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get Good experience and management skills as a student.
    Internship in university involves direct involvement with the client, thereby improves our network

    Cons

    No payement to most of the people


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, nice colleagues, many opportunities to grow and expand our potentials. Good research funding comparable to Group of 8 uni

    Cons

    People from minor ethnic background do not get much chance in leadership positions. At least thats what we can see / notice in the executive positions

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about how promotion works. There are too many unwritten rules where people who perform dont get promoted and the “ok” staff get promoted because of their close relationship with execs. Be fair to all people from all background

  3. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Student Administrator in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Student Administrator in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends

    I worked at Deakin University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and helpful.

    Cons

    You don't get enough time to get settled.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geelong (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geelong (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, friendly, work is interesting and genuine interest in good services for students, communication from the vice-chancellor is good

    Cons

    Too tolerant of poor management in some areas, very siloed, some people been there a long time and very set in their ways


  5. "Academic Support Worker (Note- taker)"

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    Current Employee - Academic Support Worker in Burwood, Victoria (Australia)
    Current Employee - Academic Support Worker in Burwood, Victoria (Australia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay; supportive work culture; learning daily; plenty of opportunities to get involved within university

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse and very friendly culture, high facilities on campus, good salary, good location

    Cons

    I work as a casual employee, just working as a research assistant at Marketing department. there is no Cons in this area.

    Advice to Management

    can't think of any!


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Data Assistant in Burwood, Victoria (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research Data Assistant in Burwood, Victoria (Australia)

    I have been working at Deakin University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working ethics and working environment.

    Cons

    Systems slow down a bit sometimes

  8. "University in Australia"

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    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management and flexible working conditions

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons for this organisation

    Advice to Management

    Good work


  9. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Geelong (Australia)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Geelong (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, inspiring VC and strategic plan, lots of career development opportunities

    Cons

    Work load can be high, lack of experience in some managers, inconsistent rewards and benefits across areas and teams

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance is applicable to all staff, not just managers and executives


  10. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burwood, Victoria (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burwood, Victoria (Australia)

    Pros

    nice people to work with and good environment

    Cons

    too much bureaucray and work load


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