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University of Sydney Reviews

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

  • Virtually no opportunities for career development (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good employer with excellent benefits"

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

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The University offers excellent benefits in terms of professional development as well as leave. There is also significant flexibility in terms of work arrangements, including the opportunity to work remotely/telecommute when needed.

    Cons

    At times, University procedures for hiring and paperwork can be slow and cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline or otherwise accelerate University procedures.


  2. "Good place for young scholars"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides lots of opportunities, and attracts top students

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get regular work there

  3. "language teacher"

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    Former Employee - Chinese Teacher in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Chinese Teacher in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at University of Sydney part-time

    Pros

    high pay , flexible hours, very friendly colleagues and a wonderful opportunity to grow as a teacher

    Cons

    I worked there for a semester I really don't have anything to complain. I am totally happy and feel honored that I was given the opportunity to work there

    Advice to Management

    nothing to complain


  4. "Very good environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Pay is a little bit under industry standard
    Lack of Career development

    Advice to Management

    Career Development


  5. "Great"

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

    Pros

    It has a beautiful working environment. Great workmates and supervisors.
    Great work and life balance. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Only a few interactive activities for the staff.

    Advice to Management

    It will be better if you can develop more interactive activities for the staff.


  6. "Good"

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    Former Contractor - University Tutor
    Former Contractor - University Tutor

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much to say, pays very well as a university student. Get paid for prep time as well which is a bonus. Would recommend any student to try become a tutor, as it pays much better than most other casual jobs would.

    Cons

    Nothing really bad to say, everything was good

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep doing what you are doing


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "University of Sydney Casual Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Sydney part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, All senior staff are very approachable

    Cons

    None come to mind, great place


  10. "Great"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    No many cons hence a great place to work at


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