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University of Sydney Australia Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  • The workload for academic staff is unbalanced (in 3 reviews)

  • Slow to change processes and innovate (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Camperdown (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Camperdown (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, good working conditions, flexible hours and convenient location. University roles tend to be well remunerated in general.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy at universities in general, so I don't think job stability is the best in the higher education sector.


  2. "Excellent work environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    The supervisors are very supportive and guide you throughout.

    Cons

    I personally had no bad experiences there.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sydney as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a casual staff member, the hourly pay rate is very good. Good work environment and opportunities to develop yourself.

    Cons

    Given the nature of how semesters are run at the university, there isn't much work during the semester breaks.


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  5. "To much casualisation"

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    Current Contractor - Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sydney as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Nice surroundings. Easy location. Library on campus. Decent conditions if you're a full time or part time member of staff. Not much if you're a casual though.

    Cons

    To many layers of management. No sick or holiday pay. Casual contractors deployed with little notice, in addition to waiting until the very last minute to decide to renew contracts. Favouritism and cronyism for filling job roles. Very expensive to eat on campus.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your non-perm staff & understand we have lives outside of Sydney university we need to organise.


  6. "God"

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    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sydney as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The University is a good one.

    Cons

    There are no cons for the university.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice.


  7. "Very education"

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    Current Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    High quality education at a leading institution - especially at the mathematics department. Beautiful campus and great people.

    Cons

    Expensive and quite hard to get to for people who don't live near the city


  8. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - ICT Helpdesk Officer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - ICT Helpdesk Officer in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly, good environment and very big campus.

    Cons

    HR process takes very long time.


  9. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, 35 hours a week

    Cons

    Too many managers leading to no decisions being made


  10. "good"

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    Current Employee - ICT Project Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - ICT Project Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility, good team, good colleagues, great parties and good food on campus

    Cons

    Slow processes, bureaucratic politics, no paid leaves for casuals.

    Advice to Management

    Improve induction programs and work from home provisions for casuals


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is highly conducive to intellectual and personal development.

    Cons

    The management can be heavy handed at times; I suppose this is a problem experienced in most Australian universities.

    Advice to Management

    I wish management were reformable.


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