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"The University of Melbourne is an excellent place to learn that provides opportunities to join the academic staff"

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Former Employee - Casual Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)
Former Employee - Casual Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)
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Pros

Rewarding work where performance emphasis and feedback loops are centred on student rating of satisfaction. Even in the casual tutor role Melbourne university rewards those with demonstrated dedication to teaching and provides plenty of opportunity to shoulder additional responsibility for those who desire it and demonstrate the capability. I would highly recommend this role to anyone fortunate enough to be considered for this position.

Cons

Although the recruitment process is selective and demanding, once recruited poor tutors receive minimal performance management despite poor teaching quality. It is possible to receive consistently poor rating without ever being coaching or receiving sanctions to improve.

Advice to Management

There is a gap with respect to continuous improvement of teaching quality. The university collects robust data on student satisfaction but does not capitalise this to its full extent by recognising 'star performers' and coaching underperformers

Other Employee Reviews for University of Melbourne

  1. "Exciting, new, challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with leaders in the field. Free stationary! Fun people to be around, great atmosphere. Good coffee making machine in office.

    Cons

    Too much cost-cutting measures: overcrowded classroom


  2. "Very frustrating if you are accustomed to pace, progress and accountability"

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    Former Employee - Communication Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Communication Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

    Good maternity leave policy
    Good superannuation (which makes up for the low wages)
    Good workplace for administrators who are not particularly talented nor ambitious.
    Good job security
    Very very bright students and some very bright academics and research staff
    Good location
    Good governance and policy
    Not much work pressure - very 9 to 5.

    Cons

    Senior and executives managers are hired/promoted on account of their academic accolades in a very narrow field rather than their ability to lead and run a multimillion dollar portfolio. Deans, Heads of School and Directors are responsible for administration and management tasks far beyond their ability and many have little experience or the performance record in managing people and/or financial sustainability.
    Change is very slow and bureaucratic.
    Not overly challenging.
    Pay is not based on performance.

    Advice to Management

    Accept that the university is not run like a business and there is still a mentality that students are not customers (despite the premium pricetag for the product). A lot of talk, not much action.

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