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Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay is good, 17% super is excellent, good recognition of entitlements like parental leave (in 7 reviews)

  • Great team, respects your studies if you're a student, they invest in your professional development, great work-life balance, amazing pay considering (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • As a professional staff member it was very hard to get things done (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management busy throwing others under the bus instead of listening and addressing real issues (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Lab Demonstrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get great support from the teaching staff. Great opportunity to blend in and know more about the university.

    Cons

    Could lose some work life balance


  2. "Spanish tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    vibrant work environment and interesting colleagues, goof team culture, pleasant students

    Cons

    casual employment and hard to gain permanency, not always a given that contract will be extended but other than that a good place to work


  3. "Mechanical Engineering Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Melbourne (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, flexible and paid learning opportunities

    Cons

    Male dominated and slightly disorganised sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Seek more female tutors


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  5. "research fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    paid maternity leave, progressive culture, friendly staff, family friendly

    Cons

    contract based, based on funding, large work load


  6. "Great for professional development"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    Pros

    -Great range of in-house professional development courses
    -Salary compares favourably in the sector
    -Good benefits
    -Co-workers generally cooperative and competent

    Cons

    -Opaque decision making process sometimes


  7. "Great compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great compensation, Flexible, Location, Comfortable, Hours

    Cons

    Tedious Work, Some Coworkers are incapable


  8. "good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne part-time

    Pros

    great environment with good facility

    Cons

    hard working , doing experiemnts


  9. "Great people - not always consistent management coming from the top."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful interacting with students - a lot of great staff.

    Cons

    Not always cohesion between departments which could lead to confusion for staff and students, especially with referrals. Also a tendency to instigate large policy reviews that didn't seem to go anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards treating casual staff better - there should be some professional development to support them.


  10. "Top-heavy management; academic staff peripheral to much decision making"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location and better than average salary and benefits. Emphasis on research and hosting academic conferences that further international scholarly interchange. Select group of students who make teaching a joy.

    Cons

    Little input from academic staff on many important decisions, which tend to be made at the executive level by managerial types. Top-down style of governance is not appropriate for a research university of this type.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency in decision making, more involvement of academic staff in formulating and finalising governance-related decisions.


  11. "High hourly rate and supportive staff"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Melbourne (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule as a casual assistant. Suppotive colleague and staff on campus. High rate and user friendly staff system.

    Cons

    For casual staff not enough and structured training. Could be a personal experience only. I enjoyed working at my uni in summary.



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