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Monash University Australia Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  • Little to no career progression available, or guaranteed job hours (in 8 reviews)

  • Conflict between academic staff and senior management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    Current Contractor - Principal Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Principal Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Monash University as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Very progressive culture and outlook

    Cons

    Long way to travel from city

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  2. "Student Success Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Student Success Advisor in Clayton (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Student Success Advisor in Clayton (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monash University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, including extremely discounted rates for different things such as Rent a car (Avis + Budget), free flu-shots, good working environment overall. They also provide the same level of benefits to casual employees as they do to full-time employees.

    Cons

    Since they only hire students for the position of Student Success Advisor, therefore you don't get to interact with individuals from other backgrounds which you normally would in a work environment.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that Monash converts the position of Student Success Advisor into a part-time or a full-time role, because students need a lot of advisers to help them out, plus employees would get the privileges/compensation of working part-time/full-time as well.


  3. "Senior Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to Melbourne, convenient for life, weather is alright.

    Cons

    Too hard working, competitive research enviroment in AUS

    Advice to Management

    NA


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  5. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician & Research Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician & Research Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent research with modern technology. Plenty of good food options on campus. Awesome place to work if you have a good supervisor and interesting research is happening around you. Easy to see what others are doing in research, lots of talks and events always on.

    Cons

    A lot of politics. Constant renovations which are sometimes completely for aesthetic reasons to attract students but do not help the current researchers or students at all.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in research rather than aesthetics.


  6. "Group Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monash University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leading Edge Researchers and Open Minds to New Ideas

    Cons

    Academic Egos and Retired in Place Administrators

    Advice to Management

    Keep working towards the integration of news ideas and improving staff!


  7. "Friendly environment and nice culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I worked ay Monash for the better half of a year and found the overall experience to be great. There were loads of friendly people and the the environment was very professional.

    Cons

    None really. The campus is really large and can be a bit difficult to navigate until becoming familiar with it.


  8. "Needs improvements in culture"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Clayton (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Clayton (Australia)

    I worked at Monash University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy parking, great campus with lovely nature, can work with interesting people, plenty of opportunities, excellent work life balance, very female friendly

    Cons

    Culture of bullying, academics can be condesending to support staff, can be stifling, pay is often below market value,

    Advice to Management

    Need to seriously work on your culture. You say one thing but the reality is the opposite. You need to take bullying claims seriously particularly if they come from a male (in my case it was dismissed and turned around to make me out the bully)


  9. Helpful (3)

    "I loved working at Monash University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caulfield (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caulfield (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. The culture. The friendships. Monash HR has an enviable culture with a group of talented, professional and passionate people which flows from senior management right through the business unit. People are supportive and encouraging and there is a true team focus - if you need help or advice there is always a go-to person happy to assist. And it's fun! That's important for culture- a really friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Systems and processes. Often you feel that you are bogged down in administrative processes that seem to exist simply because they have historically always existed. The recruitment life-cycle could do with a refresh - it's very operational. But I do feel this is natural for any organisation of this size and history.

    Advice to Management

    To drive change in the recruitment function I think the organisation needs a senior talent acquisition leader at the "director" level. Although management in recruitment are highly capable in the current structure , it is far too complex (and operationally busy) to drive change. A director to design and deliver a refreshed model would be most beneficial.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Clayton (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Clayton (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monash University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Offers great pay. I was often left to my own devices which led me to have the freedom to do the work as you wish. All that mattered was it got done.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is a nightmare, researchers often do not freely collaborate within a school, can get heaped with teaching duties at no notice.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the red tape and realise that the power of this university is in it's academics. Encourage more collaboration within and between schools.


  11. "Good place to work - 1-2 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Concession to courses, gym and other recreational facilities

    Cons

    - No career growth
    - contract depends on funding

    Advice to Management

    - Career growth and recruitment apart from internal references


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