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"Real opportunities and energy compromised by bureaucracy and self-satisfaction"

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Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Sydney (Australia)

Pros

Sandstone. Close to where I live. Scope for expansion. Very good reputation.

Cons

The University is massively bureaucratic and therefore latently obstructive. It is (almost unapologetically) elitist, without recognising that elitism is a political choice, and not just about social value or quality. This elitism sometimes becomes complacency. Old-fashioned.

Advice to Management

Need stronger strategies for encouraging staff development and innovation. Seek a better alignment between teaching, research and administration. Take advantage of the intangible assets of the university. Don't try to run it as a business.

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  1. "Good employer with excellent benefits"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The University offers excellent benefits in terms of professional development as well as leave. There is also significant flexibility in terms of work arrangements, including the opportunity to work remotely/telecommute when needed.

    Cons

    At times, University procedures for hiring and paperwork can be slow and cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline or otherwise accelerate University procedures.


  2. "Fun but jock culture"

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

    I worked at University of Sydney part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, very fun and social, very supportive of further learning and professional development

    Cons

    Jock culture and inadequate support for employees when facing harassment by clients, which happens regularly at a gym

    Advice to Management

    Provide clearer guidelines for management of harrassment for both employees and clients

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