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Monash University Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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  • Little to no career progression available, or guaranteed job hours (in 8 reviews)

  • Excellent training is provided but approaching a more senior member of the academic staff for professional mentoring/guidance is highly useful (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. "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.


  3. "full time student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monash University full-time

    Pros

    Amazing institution with great people

    Cons

    no cons come to mind

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. "Challenging but structured"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a job that requires analytical skills based on different situations that may present themselves. Co workers are very helpful.

    Cons

    It can be a very high stress environment at times. May have to work longer hours than usual or take the work home


  8. "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


  9. "Communications and Community Liaison"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Community Liaison Officer in Townsville (Australia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Community Liaison Officer in Townsville (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary & some job perks, great people, interesting work with lasting real- world benefits, such as the international Eliminate Dengue Program

    Cons

    Short term contracts subject to funding reviews and location changes, fluctuating objectives from various scientific and philanthropic stakeholders creates frustrating changes in deadlines and approved content for marketing and communication channels


  10. "Good employer"

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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 work variety and supervision

    Cons

    Not much career advancement in this role


  11. "software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work place with lots of freedom.
    Great culture with great people. Lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Slow updating of technologies. The work places still use old practices and technologies and are rarely updated. Bureaucratic employment practices with lots of paperwork etc.

    Advice to Management

    Move with the current trends of the industry more dynamically. Reduce the red tape and the beaueucracy.



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