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Monash University Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • If you have the right skills then there are a lot of opportunities for career progression in mainly the academics field (in 9 reviews)

  • None that I can think of - It's not a bad role for part time whilst you are completing your studies (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Clayton (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Clayton (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was working for my supervisor as a research assistant, continuing on my own project. As I was doing it mainly to get paid so it was not overall exciting for me. Your work environment basically will depend on each individual research group, lab head, and general work culture.

    Cons

    If you have the right skills then there are a lot of opportunities for career progression in mainly the academics field. But if your field is not currently in the lime light it may be very hard to come across a permanent job or post doc even.

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on training the PhD students for job ready skills would be a huge plus. A huge multitude of them are lost without direction when they graduate.


  2. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Clayton (Australia)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Clayton (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility / low load work

    Cons

    Hidden network among employees makes it hard for others to join the university

  3. "Teaching associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have a Good rewarding system for being a part of Monash Uni. Staff are friendly and kind.You have access to internal benefit

    Cons

    Too much things are expected to be done beside the teaching time and they are unpaid. Like student are running for you to have a consultation and email reply.


  4. "A bit of both"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Monash University part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment at an academic level. Academic colleagues are professional, friendly and helpful. Working in your particular schools / departments can make you feel at home.

    Cons

    Conflict between academic staff and senior management. Senior management is profit / quantity driven whereas academics focus on the quality of students.
    The pay for academics is low (big pay difference between academic staff and senior management.
    Many political decisions when it comes to promotions / recognition etc/

    Advice to Management

    Value your academic staff more


  5. "Clinical trial assistant"

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    Current Employee - Cta in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Cta in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Monash University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. great work environment, central location

    Cons

    no equal opportunity, no growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good working conditions depending on your area"

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    Current Employee - Communications Adviser in Clayton (Australia)
    Current Employee - Communications Adviser in Clayton (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Higher education superannuation benefits, campus facilities are improving, reasonable salaries.

    Cons

    University bureaucracy, some faculties and departments are toxic.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's a real shame. Time for change!"

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

    Pros

    A vibrant and beautiful place for learning.

    Cons

    I'll cut to the chase. Monash Uni sort yourself out administratively. Predominantly the Buildings and Property Division (BPD). "To many chiefs and no indians" The amount of money spent/wasted, budgets blown, no communication, over staffed and lacking people with true progressive experience and passion. It's clear to many that this department still has a "boys club" mentality and a lot of staff holding on for retirement and no longer have any passion. This is also evident to many outside suppliers, contractors, tenants and staff, but most importantly the students. They are imposible to work with or for on most occasions. As a result the BPD seem to always be putting out expensive spot fires instead of proper planning to prevent them occurring in the first place. Not much point working in an award winning renovated warehouse and blowing your trumpet about that, if you don't have the right people and attitude running it?

    Advice to Management

    Action needed. It's time to react. PLEASE..

  8. "Monash Uni"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    Very good staff who are willing to help

    Cons

    Sometimes insufficient resources/training are provided

    Advice to Management

    Look into providing more long term employment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities for growth"

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

    Pros

    The administration are focussed on helping consultants improve. There are opportunities for training, self-education is encouraged and in most cases colleagues are generous with expertise and guidance.

    Cons

    The short term and flimsy nature of academic funding cycles, plus the lack of real career pathways for research personnel makes universities in general a career graveyard for all but a few. It seems as though there is more HR, safety and payroll nonsense than there is actual research and teaching.

    Advice to Management

    Slim down the HR, payroll and compliance infrastructures and give academics looking elsewhere a way to transition to industry.


  10. "Executive"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits such as leave benefit

    Cons

    non-standard salary for executive staff


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