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Swinburne University of Technology Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swinburne University of Technology full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for improvement

    Cons

    Executive team capability, continually restructuring


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    "Information Technology Services"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swinburne University of Technology full-time

    Pros

    Chilled out, relaxing, good superannuation, lots of money to spend on IT (depending on budget) so always the latest and greatest technology to play with, not overly governed by change control so you're not scared to make mistakes and learn to fix them, good people

    Cons

    You tend to get a bit lazy when there's no work, not much room to move up as people stay in their roles for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Keep being you


  3. "Senior Admin"

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

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and collegiate environment
    Pro staff development
    Family friendly
    Proactive, approachable, dynamic VC and leadership team
    Clear vision

    Cons

    More opportunities for cross functional employment
    Salaries average
    Middle management patchy
    Staff work facilities crowded and some sub standard
    Priority to academics staff

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in professional development
    More focus on career development


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  5. "Network Instructor"

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

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good pay

    Cons

    Management sometimes is slow since has to deal with over registered no. of students

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to optimise the process


  6. "Postdoc fellow"

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

    I worked at Swinburne University of Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great resources, and very flexible timing

    Cons

    sometimes could be stressful depends who are you working with


  7. "Good Exposure"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swinburne University of Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a part time tutor and it was a good exposure for me before moving on to a full time job.

    Cons

    more face to face engagement with the course lecturer would have been great


  8. "Laboratory Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swinburne University of Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary. Great benefit. I always love to work for a University, especially my university. Good environment.

    Cons

    I don't see any Cons to work here. The reason I left was because I needed to move to another country.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great work life balance and flexibility but autocratic and old school leadership style"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team is mostly great, most business units are good to deal with

    Cons

    Lack of challenge, its 20 years behind corporates. Decision making processes are long and bureaucratic and really risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    Be bolder. Make decisions faster. Get your selection processes right - so many internal opportunities filled from within with no real selection process just favourites, and those who you have been bringing in external are just rubbish.


  10. "Overall positive"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A competitive salary (for HE), flexible work conditions, (mostly) modern infrstructure, mostly nice colleagues, excellent public transportation links, based in East Melbourne.

    Cons

    Constantly undergoing change (never stops), 'Negotiated' workload agreement, complex (steep) hierachy, impossible (limited/restricted) career promotion process, crappy 'Digital' Learning Management System (Blackboard), majority of funding goes to research so teaching suffers and survives on breadcrumbs.


  11. "Positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Communications in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Current Employee - Communications in Hawthorn (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Swinburne University of Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great little university, heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    Competitive environment, needs to continually embrace change and some people are more up for it than others.


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