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Updated October 4, 2016
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  1. "Senior Lecturer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "TRADING ROOM ADMINISTRATOR"

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

    I have been working at Massey University part-time

    Pros

    learn the Bloomberg while study

    Cons

    Doing research never ever ends


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away, dreadful place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmerston North (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmerston North (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible working hours. Nice settings

    Cons

    A shocking place. Managers bullying employees, HR useless to defend employees (recently the VC sent a newsletter talking about bullying which has a high occurrence at the university). If you love dirty politics, people trashed disgustingly, laws ignored, go for it, this is the right place for you. Otherwise stay away, there are many employee friendly businesses in town, this is not one of them.

    Advice to Management

    Have transparency. Get your HR team and various other service departments to respect everyone, listen at people in all impartiality. And for goodness sake, stop all that wrong doing for the sake of keeping the university's name clean.


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  5. "Massey - very poor quality materials and bad staff culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There aren't any that I can think of.

    Cons

    If you are good at figuring everything out by yourself and don't mind spending a lot of time working through your confusion or being frustrated; if you don't mind being patronised or ignored when you ask for help; if you don't mind working with out-of-date study resources with grammatical and spelling errors all through them, inconsistencies in language, inconsistencies between papers, and you love arrogant staff with no empathy who don't want to hear anything is wrong at all and will penalise you for complaining but ensuring your grades drop, then this is the university for you! You have been warned.

    Advice to Management

    None. They don't want to know and they don't care. To coin a Massey phrase (at the bottom of almost every communication without fail) "Hope this helps".


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massey University full-time

    Pros

    + Flexible working hours
    + Part of a university campus so a great place to work in
    + Additional Annual Leave and Sick Leave benefits
    + Really helpful colleagues

    Cons

    - IT Services is constantly the target of budget cuts thereby creating a shortage of key roles. Additional load on other staff


  7. "arrogant people at the departmental level"

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours.... ... free tea, coffee, milk.....

    Cons

    Controlling and demanding but incompetent and arrogant seniors who think they are too smart and too good at things they do not or never even do. It can be stressful when the subordinates are expected to know and ready to resolve every question right away on their own.

    Advice to Management

    Respectful and knowledgeable seniors who appreciate their subordinates and are willing to help/guide them to grow and become successful.
    Job performance appraisal should be carried out by the right people ie someone who is very experienced in the field and also does the job instead by just anyone with a higher ranking position.


  8. "Senior Lecturer Exercise Science Wellington"

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

    I worked at Massey University part-time

    Pros

    Very wise people working there. Was wonderful to be around such great minds.

    Cons

    Meetings. Countless meetings about budgets. Things that didn't pertain to me what so ever yet forced to go.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out all the meetings.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place ever"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Palmerston North (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Palmerston North (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours. No-one cares if you work or not.

    Cons

    Far too many silos, departments do not work with each other, rather against each other. Absolutely no collaboration whatsoever. Very poor decision making, generally at the department level rather than for the whole university. Lengthy and obsolete processes, too much paperwork. Negative competition between colleagues, information retention rather than sharing, money spent without consideration. Too many "has-beens" not up-to-date with the modern world. A can of worms.

    Advice to Management

    Collaboration. Collaboration. Collaboration. And some respect.


  10. "Good Employer Fantastic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Palmerston North (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Palmerston North (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Massey University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, fantastic grounds, worked with bright, intelligent and passionate people. Helpful skilled HR and support staff, clear sense of direction from management.

    Cons

    As there aren't many opportunities elsewhere in Palmerston North people tend to stay for long periods at Massey. This can lead to inertia and change resistance. Management were sometimes too focused on trivialities rather than trying to address important strategic issues.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on solving the main issues, look at opportunities to move on professional and academic staff who have been there too long and who are resistant to change. You could probably pay people more too. If you want to attract top talent from the main centres or overseas then you need to improve their salaries


  11. "A good employeer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Massey University full-time

    Pros

    Good workmates; Opportunity to get involved in lots of different projects; Friendly Atmosphere; Technical Skill-set Utilised; Well Defined Roles; Flexibility in terms of working arrangements.

    Cons

    Not all people are "A-Players" - there are some people of cruise control; You need to be good at Self-Managing if you actually want to get stuff done and see results.

    Advice to Management

    Changes need to be seen through where change has been proposed;



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