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Updated February 18, 2017
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  • Little to no career progression available, or guaranteed job hours (in 8 reviews)

  • Not enough parking and poor public transport options, particularly at Clayton campus (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great range of sports and easy to use booking system"

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

    I worked at Monash University part-time

    Pros

    great booking system and team to work with

    Cons

    Constantly changing work hours makes it difficult to organise your life.


  2. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monash University full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and good benefits

    Cons

    Far commute, campus could be nicer


  3. "Nice and relaxed environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monash University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can do so many things in the Campus Centre. They have banks, post office, travel agents, etc.
    People in the climate group were very friendly.

    Cons

    Salary could be better. Usually when they publish jobs they write the number including superannuation, so your actual pay is less that what it looks at first glance.

    Advice to Management

    Not really applicable to me. I was working with my PhD supervisor processing data from flux tower stations.


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  5. "monash"

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    Current Employee - Research Officer in Clayton, OH
    Current Employee - Research Officer in Clayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fair, huge employer, good people

    Cons

    Lot short term contracts given

    Advice to Management

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  6. "Enjoyable experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My supervisor was so helpful.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything to say.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good, apart from the usual problems of academia"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Unpretentious yet high-achieving academic colleagues
    Comfortable modern facilities in Faculty of IT
    Senior academics generally supportive of career growth for juniors
    Flexible work arrangements
    Open to innovative teaching methods

    Cons

    Cynicism and distrust between professional and academic staff
    Increasing weight of bureaucratic micromanagement
    Lack of transparency
    Pessimism about the future of universities

    Advice to Management

    Universities can prosper in the future, but they need to transform themselves. To survive, you must be willing to invest in experimenting now with radically different educational models, such as MOOCs and gamification. And you must give students a reason to prefer your courses. Make education magical, inspiring and compelling. Hire people who can help you to do this, and give them the freedom and resources to unleash their enthusiasm.


  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its was a great experience working at Monash University

    Cons

    There are some political issues in the middle management


  9. "T/A at Monash University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some units are well organised and easy to teach. Marking criteria is well organised and easy to work with. Senior members and unit convenors are supportive and generally easy to communicate with.

    Cons

    At times (only occasionally( things are poorly organised making it difficult to teach to the best of your ability and making it difficult for concepts to be conveyed clearly to students.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    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. Helpful (2)

    "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.



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