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Updated September 12, 2017
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  1. "great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Griffith University part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours given to part time employees

    Cons

    two days of work is not acceptable.


  2. "Great place for some"

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

    Pros

    Great boss, good work environment, very interesting projects to work on. I would have stayed on longer if it were not for the shortage or research funding in the country.

    Cons

    Still some left-over of the old-boys network with the glass ceiling and all. It was time for some new leadership and fire some people that didn't play well with others.

    Advice to Management

    It's the 2010s, be sure to understand that having people not work with others because of who they are and not because of actual abilities has no place in our society.

  3. "yes"

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

    Pros

    i liked it a lot

    Cons

    management was great for sure

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing


  4. "Short Full-Time Employee - 6 Months"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Diverse staff made the job very interesting on an interpersonal level

    Cons

    I don't have any cons from my experience.


  5. "Poor change management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Griffith University full-time

    Pros

    some career opportunities due to restructures

    Cons

    poor work life balance and flexibility


  6. "Great entry level job"

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

    I have been working at Griffith University part-time

    Pros

    Amazing support staff and a great place to begin your career.

    Cons

    Depending on what department you work in there may not be a lot of guidance in the field of Public Relations.


  7. "Lack integrity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - great staff I some areas
    - good facilities especially lecture rooms
    - vibrant campus
    - great library offline and online and supportive helpful library staff

    Cons

    Staff resources poorly distributed, some areas extremely short staffed
    Unreasonable expectations on staff time and lack support to perform role well
    Lack of team work in some areas
    Class sizes too large especially tutorials. Lack of funding for tutors and markers to support lecturing staff
    Poor management of staff who are not performing well- especially those in management roles
    As a result very high staff turnover- placing further stressors on existing staff
    Lack of respect- race and gender issues

  8. "Business Department - Marketing Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Griffith University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great further study opportunities, great to work with students, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Long term staff have no passion anymore and refuse to develop those around them (tall poppy syndrome)

    Advice to Management

    Develop those around you and you will learn too.


  9. "Robotics masters student thinks there should be a lot more industry involvement as well as collaboration with other unis"

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    Current Employee - Masters Degree in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Masters Degree in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Griffith University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back, do things in your own time. Can't think of anything else positive.

    Cons

    Research administration staff don't care about any details of what you're doing, they love to refer you to your supervisor when you ask them a question not relating to filling out a form, even if he's out of the country.

    I even asked for basic research paper planning advice and was told their website doesn't have any info about it, except forms to fill out when you submit. They couldn't help me because all topics are unique, I had to spell out to her that their own HDR office (higher degree research) organises literature review presentations for all research students, regardless of discipline.

    She still just said my supervisor is best and that the university can't help me.

    I had previously asked another woman about the leave process, she referred me to a part of their site. When I pointed out one of their links didn't work, she just told me to Google it.

    That same woman also treated me like a child when I asked her to show me if their site had publishing advice. She kept asking me where I thought I should click and still brought me to an administration page of forms.

    The official answer is that all of Griffith university has no actual publishing guidelines or advice. You either look on other universities websites, or ask your supervisor. Their research administration department is only for filling out forms.

    Advice to Management

    Australian government budget cuts are bad, but put serious effort working with industries for research partnerships and external connections/collaborations.

    Sadly, many universities are now mainly focusing on getting more international students as a business to make money where the government has cut funding.

    Have serious administration staff who will give real advice, or to refer the researcher to another administration person who can actually help and not just their supervisor.

    Make social events for all researchers, ones for all and ones in each discipline. So many researchers just don't know each other and it can be a big help when you know others to share ideas with instead of only dealing with stuff yourself.


  10. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Griffith University full-time

    Pros

    friendly workplace, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    lack of career path to senior position.


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