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University of Tasmania Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Englia=sh Teacher"

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Launceston (Australia)
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Launceston (Australia)

    Pros

    Nice environment and great students.

    Cons

    lack of certainty and career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    nil


  2. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Tasmania full-time

    Pros

    Additional pay for tutoring readily available.

    Cons

    Graduate Research Office is quite incompetent and wastes students time with unnecessary course work and bureaucracy.

  3. "Good overall"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hobart (Australia)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hobart (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good annual leave, nice natural environment

    Cons

    Low salary, no other benefits


  4. "Review of Menzies Research Institute for Medical Research"

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    Current Employee - Project Officer in Hobart (Australia)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Hobart (Australia)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Tasmania part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great workplace environment, centrally located campus, competitive salary, negotiable/flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Often short contracts (1 year)

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Tasmania (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly skilled, helpful employees - very good team environment overall.

    Car parking available on site (for nominal fee).

    Wages are barely market comparable, but superannuation is very good (14% - 17%).

    Large employer means good opportunity for promotion or sideways job movement.

    Cons

    Uncannily like living in a Dilbert comic, in the worst possible way.

    Repeatedly engage highly-paid consultants to carry out work that would easily and willingly be done by their own expert employees - except that they don't have any respect for in-house knowledge.

    When money needs to be saved on staffing, they cut regular employees and add an extra manager (or two).

    Other comments on this site about lack of transparency are very accurate.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than just focusing on hiring the best people, concentrate on keeping them. If you want a good company culture, it won't be achieved by paying lip service to the Values and Behaviours; it has to be modeled.


  6. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Hobart (Australia)
    Current Employee - Tutor in Hobart (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is interesting
    Love being able to help people
    Get the satisfaction of knowing that I can make a difference

    Cons

    The wages system is not very good to use and is quite difficult to navigate
    There are always some people that make life a little harder
    The staff is older, and not a lot of young faces about

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any, I really enjoy working at the Uni, and have a great time teaching students, and getting them to not only understand the material but how it is going to impact them in the future.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don't trust UTAS"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Sandy Bay (Australia)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Sandy Bay (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Tasmania (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tasmania is a very pleasant part of Australia.

    Cons

    Devious & incompetent management. Cronyism and clicquism within the IT Department . Progression and survival depends on who you know in the "In" crowd, rather than how good you are. Management are sly and untrustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    Go and get yourself outsourced.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work but limited funding"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hobart (Australia)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hobart (Australia)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    OK salary relative to location. Small research teams, so can get some all-round experience. Can get own office, so good for privacy and to concentrate on work. Work at own pace and hours etc.

    Cons

    Being a smaller university compared to ones on the mainland research funding is limited. With weak funding you will have to move interstate or overseas. There's no postdoc fellowship funding program, so there's not many opportunities for young researchers, unless your lucky enough to have a supervisor that's successful in their grant applications.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are nice and friendly, great view Sandy Bay Campus

    Cons

    lack of funding to do project


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Need to value their own more"

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    Current Employee - Casual Lecturer in Launceston (Australia)
    Current Employee - Casual Lecturer in Launceston (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pays on time and health and safety conscious

    Cons

    Less transparent recruitment procedures from my personal observation

    Advice to Management

    Should be more willing to consider students trained in the university for employment and internships. Should value their own more than 'outsiders'; unless the outsider is more qualified.


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