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Updated July 13, 2017
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  • Great work life balance and flexible arrangements are possible (in 15 reviews)

  • Good working environment, good colleagues (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate & Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate & Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at University of NSW (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people and nice place. Good career outlook if you are the right person.

    Cons

    The management some time can be a little too political.


  2. "No Name"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a mess of administration, the lack of leadership, and inaccuracy of scientific results.

    Cons

    As another post-doc scientist said:" It is a nightmare to be at UNSW"

    Advice to Management

    You have betrayed all nationalities by adding fabrication in your report. Your data collection are among infected plants full of all kinds of microorganisms. How can you have a scientific publication?

  3. "PhD candidate for two years"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great research topics about agricultural technology

    Cons

    Mismanagement that slowing the progress

    Advice to Management

    I am not satisfied with the whole process.


  4. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of NSW part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very well paid
    Respected by other staff and students
    Good use of technology on campus
    Provided training courses prior and during the semester

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in the classes
    Classes didn't have chalk or whiteboard markers- these had to be provided by tutors
    More classes allocated to me would have been better


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. My team was supportive and interested in my professional development.

    Cons

    The location was difficult to access, and the leadership was under a lot of upheaval, making things complicated.


  6. "University Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of NSW part-time

    Pros

    Great facilities and technology in classrooms
    Flexibility to design and manage own lessons
    Useful professional development offered during teaching
    Great students and friendly environment

    Cons

    Not great pay for the work required, especially the marking
    Quality of support largely depends on the school and course convener, so experiences vary from subject to subject


  7. "Excellent employee benefits, changing organizational culture"

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

    I worked at University of NSW full-time

    Pros

    The University has excellent benefits for staff members, including great salary rates, high contributions to superannuation schemes, and incredibly generous maternity leave. The University was also improving its approach to teaching by encouraging staff to trial innovative approaches in the classroom.

    Cons

    The University was increasingly being run as a business to make up for shortfalls in government funding which meant, for example, that when staff retired they were often not replaced and international students became a major source of program funding. Many long-serving staff opposed these changes, which meant that there were many disgruntled staff members around when I worked there. Things, however, were changing and shifting, and it may now be different with a new Vice-Chancellor, and with many of the older generation of academics now retiring.

    Advice to Management

    Australian Universities are in a challenging place that will require universities to change and adapt. The challenge for UNSW Australia is that the constant change has made staff both wary and weary of change. Providing appropriate incentives to encourage staff to change and innovate could be useful, as would careful consideration about the type of new people that are brought into the university.

  8. "postdocotal research associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of NSW full-time

    Pros

    the researach atmosphere is very positive

    Cons

    funding is beiing cut by government


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Good Salary, Convenient Location .

    Cons

    Rarely offer long term contracts

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, policies are clear, excellent remuneration, excellent cross-faculty collaborations.

    Cons

    Poor job security, politics and favouritism with the Schools.

    Advice to Management

    Promote career development for early-career researchers.


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