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University of Melbourne Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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  • 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)

  • The working environment is tidy and quiet (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "tutor at university of Melbourne"

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

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

    Pros

    The students usually are very good.

    Cons

    The pay is not very good.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very diverse and friendly very good professors

    Cons

    low salary no free gym

  3. "Good place for doing research"

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

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    The staff is helpful from management to IT support services. The working environment is tidy and quiet.

    Cons

    Not really having any issues so far


  4. "Senior Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good city, good interdisciplinary collaborations, excellent academics

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Academics exploited and spread too thin on too many task.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your academics.


  5. "An Amazing Place and Rewarding Experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - great student body
    -intellectually stimulating environment
    - great faculty
    -financially rewarding

    Cons

    No cons- in fact, a great working environment.


  6. "IT Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Occasionally flexible with working hours.

    Cons

    Bullying. Discrimination. No career progression. High turn over of staff.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. "Terrible environment for sessional staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulated students, wonderful course content.

    Cons

    No job security, no sick pay or holiday pay, no loyalty to great teaching staff. You learn whether you are teaching for the semester 2 weeks prior to it beginning. You are only allowed to teach a maximum of 5 tutes which is not enough to pay the rent or survive on - most people get around 3 tutes, often 2. Turnaround times for marking are ridiculous - often less than a week. School management won't listen to reason or protest or the union. They simply do not care about casual staff. You are told you must attend lectures but don't get paid for going and the same applies to attending meetings to discuss marking and subject curriculum. Avoid the School of Social and Political Science as they have a horrific reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Make tutoring contracts permanent and look after all your staff - it's that simple. We love what we do and should be treated with respect and the financial means to survive during and outside of teaching time.

  8. "a review on the education quality"

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

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

    Pros

    It has a really high ranking with a widely recognizable certificate.

    Cons

    education is sooo academic and very impractical


  9. "Great Workplace"

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

    Pros

    Collaborative and supportive environment with a heavy emphasis on publications, grants, and student completions. Research is among the best in the world.

    Cons

    Can not think of any specific cons aside from being quite disconnected to the international arena in many research fields.


  10. "Lecturer / Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer/Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Lecturer/Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Melbourne (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly professors and staffs in the math and stat department.

    Cons

    Limited career growth inside-out the university.


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