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University of Sydney Reviews

Updated February 13, 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. "friendly working environment"

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, nice campus, creative work experience

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  2. "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


  3. "Various positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sydney part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Benefits such as SDOs (scheduled days off), parental leave, etc
    Training and Development
    Work-life-balance
    Visibility of EBA available on website

    Cons

    Bureaucratic processes which delay progress e.g legal, hiring, contracts
    Unprofessional "professional" staff and cumbersome administrative processes which do not appreciate the time and university's expectations on academic staff

    Advice to Management

    Simply systems, paperwork and processes. Ask 'how many signatures does this one document require to be auctioned successfully?'


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  5. "Excellent benefits"

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

    I have been working at University of Sydney full-time

    Pros

    Maternity leave, annual leave, sick leave up to 50 days (including carer's leave and a whole range of other entitled leave options)

    Cons

    bureaucracy and paper work get in the way

    Advice to Management

    Look after professional staff


  6. "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.


  7. "University Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The salary is relatively high.

    Cons

    It is hard to get permanent position


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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.


  11. "Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sydney full-time

    Pros

    It provides great opportunities, good pay

    Cons

    There are lots of restructure within the University



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