University of Sydney Reviews | Glassdoor

University of Sydney Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
170 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
University of Sydney Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson
Belinda Hutchinson
36 Ratings

170 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Slow to change processes and innovate (in 3 reviews)

  • Virtually no opportunities for career development (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to work with smart people"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with brilliant colleagues who are generally at the top of the class, as those are the students that get to be tutors.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Great University"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sydney full-time

    Pros

    Loads of opportunity for improvement if you have drive
    Great benefits and balance

    Cons

    Lack of capability in many staff

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on lower level hires. There are many below average candidates that make it in

  3. "Good pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Sydney part-time

    Pros

    Superannuation higher than industry. Pay is higher on average

    Cons

    University environment may not motivate you much in the long run


  4. "Administrator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent salary, very good hours, culture of flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Organisation is very slow to change or implement reforms

    Advice to Management

    Really need to update IT infrastructure


  5. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pretty good, pays well for a casual job

    Cons

    no job security, courses changes all the time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Library - Micromanagement to the extreme"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - library lackey in Camperdown (Australia)
    Current Employee - library lackey in Camperdown (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fellow staff members (who suffer with you)
    Variety of work that can be interesting

    Cons

    Managers don't stick up for you, they allow misbehavior from specific people because they are on Equal Employment Opportunities, or they think the person is to hard to deal with. Instead they pick on people who take the criticism as a way to ensure they have a purpose in their current position.
    Micromanagement to the extreme, and a focus on authoritarian leadership that focuses on 'Do as I say' and does not involve negotiation for small issues.
    They actively encourage you to stay in your current role (including asking you to not apply for secondments) and try everything possible to hire more externals.. then wonder why current staff members leave to other departments within the university.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and bringing in new crap for the sake of new crap.
    The new flextime may work well for corporate, but for shift workers it absolutely is not flexible and cause some people to work unrecorded hours. (That's exactly what you wanted, right?)


  7. "Lab Helper"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sydney part-time

    Pros

    Very easy job, helping excel

    Cons

    Too easy, you barely have anything to do.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very old fashion style"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney part-time

    Pros

    Nothing to mention
    Maybe just the title

    Cons

    Very old fashion
    Slow progress
    Lack of padsion


  9. Helpful (1)

    "academic roles"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary and benefits for continuing staff

    Cons

    internal toxic politics and job insecurity

    Advice to Management

    take better care of staff


  10. "Tutoring ideal job for a current student"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sydney part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great pay for tutors
    - Very flexible as class times can be worked around other work or study commitments

    Cons

    - Sometimes given bad/inconvenient class times.

    Advice to Management

    - Give experienced tutors greater preference over class times.


Showing 170 of 219 reviews
Reset Filters