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Updated July 11, 2017
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  • No opportunity for career progression (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of new staff are resigning due to bad change management (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great people in Cognitive Science"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Macquarie University part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful, smart, hardworking people. Flexible arrangements. Beautiful facilities.

    Cons

    Trains to Macquarie Park could be more frequent. Dining options on campus could be better.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Macquarie University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has good resources and facilities

    Cons

    Some departments still developing but seem to be in the right track.

  3. "the good place to work"

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

    I worked at Macquarie University full-time

    Pros

    pay is good, beautiful uni

    Cons

    a bit far from the city

    Advice to Management

    good


  4. "The student"

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

    I have been working at Macquarie University full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive teaching staff. Well run, generally a good environment to study. The business sector is run very well with various opportunities persistently being granted.

    Cons

    Certain departments could be run better. The marking scheme needs to be worked on as it can be very subjective and seems to toll creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage students that put the extra work in. Furthermore, when marking, appreciate creativity and indulge in the different ideas expressed.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very supportive environment
    Understanding management
    Flexible work arrangements
    Offered new opportunities all the time

    Cons

    Too many contracts and can be scary/unstable at times due to budget cuts and secondments
    Nothing else, it's an otherwise great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Give people permanent positions after their initial contract!


  6. "Great place to work with minor caveats"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Ryde (Australia)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Ryde (Australia)
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A pleasure to work, very clean environment, very accessible to public transport.
    17% Super annuation is a treat.
    Great leave and flexible working time options.
    Professional training and workshops are provided.

    Cons

    Expect organisation restructure at least every 4 years.
    Change management process is convoluted.
    Career progression is slow, you get stuck at HEW levels/sub-levels.

    Advice to Management

    Value professional staff especially the unsung hard-workers so that people stay longer and are more happy to work for the University.


  7. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    very easy job, 17% super, if you like to be stagnant then this is the place

    Cons

    incapable management, no career path, no training

  8. "Love working here!"

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

    I have been working at Macquarie University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great people, tasks and pay!

    Cons

    -No cons, love working here!


  9. "Great work environment and organisational culture"

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    Current Employee - Student Connect Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Connect Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Macquarie University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and organisational culture

    Cons

    I cannot think of 1 con


  10. "Postgraduate PhD Candidate"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The laboratories in several departments have numerous instruments to work on.

    Cons

    Beaurocracy
    If you have horrible supervisors there is no way around it.
    Funding cuts consistently every year.


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