Massey University - The Institute of Fundamental Sciences is not a Science center, full of politics. | Glassdoor
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"The Institute of Fundamental Sciences is not a Science center, full of politics."

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Former Employee - PhD Student in Palmerston North (New Zealand)
Former Employee - PhD Student in Palmerston North (New Zealand)
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

If you absolutely love sheep and can't find anywhere else to work, it's a wonderful place.
The surrounding natural environment is probably it's best quality.

Cons

Science takes a back seat to politics quite often. Poor funding and lack of useful help for students are also not the best qualities.

Advice to Management

Try and focus more on real Science, and give voice to both students and publishing professors involved in actual science.

Other Employee Reviews for Massey University

  1. "Summer research"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Massey University as a contractor

    Pros

    Reasonable payment for summer research scholarship.
    Relaxed and good for self study.

    Cons

    The programme isn't well organized.

    Advice to Management

    Need improvement for the programme.


  2. "Senior Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Massey University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good support from University. Wonderful students. Great colleagues. Overall a well structured university, with good systems and rigorous processes. Actively encourages healthy workplace behavior.

    Cons

    Career paths sometimes limited. Pressure to be more industry accountable. Loss of appropriate work spaces for academics. Constant financial pressure to cut costs.

    Advice to Management

    Some areas of management would benefit more by listening to their own experts – their academics. While some academics may resist change, most embrace change, and want to be part of creating well planned and executed improvements.

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