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Updated November 1, 2017
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  1. "Great Benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great salary packages, super and working environment. They are very flexible to employees needs.

    Cons

    Some old world ideas still hang on.

    Advice to Management

    Empower staff to achieve more.


  2. "Great university to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus
    Great working environment
    State of the art and modern facilities

    Cons

    Workload / Work-life balance
    Distance to Perth CBD

  3. "Good job, bad career"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Joondalup (Australia)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Joondalup (Australia)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edith Cowan University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great independence as a sessional. Hourly rates vary from ok through to fantastic. Campuses are nice places to work and hang out.

    Cons

    Sessional staff are practically invisible (sometimes good), but results in complete lack of career path.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating sessionals with more respect. Realise that they are a massively under-tapped resource that you could really benefit from harnessing.


  4. "Such a Lovely Academic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Joondalup (Australia)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Joondalup (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Edith Cowan University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Beautiful campus - an extremely nice place to work.
    * Great Learning Opportunities - courses are available to staff.
    * Great community events
    * Extremely friendly teammates

    Cons

    - Sometimes feels like a cog in the machine. But unsurprising given the corporate scale of the place.


  5. "Essential Culling Underway"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Joondalup (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Joondalup (Australia)
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    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice campus grounds, and colleagues who are genuine to make a change for the organisation.

    Cons

    Upper Management who doesn't listen and take serious and genuine interest in welfare of working staff. Going to an out-sourced environment is not really saving any money as there are more issue down the track that in-house trades (only less than a handful after many being made redundant) have to pick up.
    Lots of wastage in undertaking upgrades and face lifts for facilities which doesnt add any value in the lifecycle of the assets other than Executives and Academics don't find them (facilities) appealing. Could have done so much more with the millions of dollars wasted on cosmetics. They pick who they want to retain based on mateship. So if you are not in the league you are out. It is not about capability and competency but how shiny you can polish their shoes.

    Advice to Management

    The Chancellor and University Council need to review the new regime under the Management. It is not about the $$$ savings on paper. Take sometime to talk to the staff (who are still hanging around) to understand what is really happening. They (management) say there isn't any money and budget but see what they are spending on - ask yourself if you would spend on non-strategic items.


  6. "Great working conditions and environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edith Cowan University full-time

    Pros

    - Great working conditions, benefits and environment
    - Friendly down to earth culture
    - Values staff; highly engaged staff
    - good teaching experience (as voted by students)

    Cons

    - young University, further developing it's brand and profile

    Advice to Management

    Great to see management really engaging with staff and empowering them


  7. "Working in marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edith Cowan University full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment, healthy culture.

    Cons

    Can be a bit slow moving as a government department.

  8. "Great Working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Edith Cowan University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment where there's emphasis on teamwork

    Cons

    No career advancements in the long term


  9. "Had the best team so far"

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    Former Employee - Western Australia in Joondalup (Australia)
    Former Employee - Western Australia in Joondalup (Australia)
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Edith Cowan University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with a team of 20 within the PMO, we delivered many interesting projects within a short period of time. The environment is friendly, we all get on with our jobs. Emerging technology was embraced by IT and rolled out to students all over the world. Leadership was supportive

    Cons

    At time a bit too much of silo mindset, and a bit too much of a research mentality. Things were not tackled when there was not enough paperwork done, when belts and braces were not in place.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to suggest to embrace a more open mindset and a change to thinking and acting that IT are one team supporting the rest of the organisation.


  10. "Family friendly, nice campus, good perks on campus gym child care"

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    Current Employee - Research Development Advisor in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research Development Advisor in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Edith Cowan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, nice people, worthwhile place to work, positive workplace, Internet speed , multimedia support.

    Cons

    Processes can be a mystery. Ridged policies prevent creativity. Success depends on manager

    Advice to Management

    More transparent processes eg HR. Better support services such as website,


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