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Monash University Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Margaret Gardner
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  • Conflict between academic staff and senior management (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great!"

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

    Pros

    Online programs that have great flexibility, supportive teaching staff, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Being such a big machine, any interdepartmental issue (e.g. HR, IT etc.) can take a long time to address.


  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.


  4. "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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  5. "Research fellow"

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    Current Contractor - Research Fellow in Clayton, OH
    Current Contractor - Research Fellow in Clayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Monash University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good facilities coffee some parking

    Cons

    parking a mess recently and poor vision


  6. 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.


  7. "research fellow at monsh university"

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

    I worked at Monash University (More than a year)

    Pros

    good research environment, friendly support staff(especially IT), plenty of parking space,

    Cons

    a little far from other universities, lack of benefit other thant salary

  8. "Good environment and supportive supervisor"

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    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working time and relaxed environment

    Cons

    location is far from the CBD


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Programmer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Monash University part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Nothing is really bad for me


  10. "A wonderful place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment; A high level of career development

    Cons

    You are not allowed to smoke inside the campus!


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