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University of Western Australia Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "flexible working arrangements, positive staff working environment" (in 8 reviews)

  • "I am allowed to take Study leave, and change my working hours to suit studying" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "nothing really everything is just amazing" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Hard to find parking and public transport not very convenient" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Phd candidate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice working environment. nice colleagues.

    Cons

    there is no cons as far as I am concerned.


  2. "Research Scientist at the University of Western Australia"

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

    I have been working at University of Western Australia full-time

    Pros

    The relaxed atmosphere of the campus. The general collegiality of most (but not all) of the faculty and staff.

    Cons

    The politics and cronyism present in the administration are both transparent and coarse. The administration is very top-down and heavy-handed which can impede innovation and diminish morale.

    Advice to Management

    Should give greater democratic weight to the input of the faculty.

  3. "casual teaching"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Western Australia part-time

    Pros

    Friendly, salary, community and benefits

    Cons

    Rithm, location, parking, food and team


  4. "Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Western Australia full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the academic system and hard to get a permanent position


  5. "In general, a good place to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Western Australia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good staff benefits, good environment, supportive and efficient personnel, equal opportunities for female and male.

    Cons

    Little chances to switch from fixed term contract to tenure-track position.


  6. "Unimpressed"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Western Australia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus; some smart people

    Cons

    Poor strategic planning; Poor management team; Poor structure; Big shots are all leaving due to lack of support

    Advice to Management

    Be more practical. Realise the strength of the university and SPEND MONEY ON THEM!


  7. "Review of recruitment of students"

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

    I have been working at University of Western Australia full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and good location

    Cons

    Silos
    Stressful
    Poor IT and systems

  8. "Research Officer"

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

    I have been working at University of Western Australia full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time, good benefits, not much pushing

    Cons

    Underpay, not team building, short term


  9. "Adequate environment"

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

    I have been working at University of Western Australia full-time

    Pros

    If you have an ongoing contract it is a secure job

    Cons

    Restructure every 3 to 5 years and heaps of redundancies

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire these outside companies to do consultancies


  10. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Western Australia full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great reputation, and many people are good.

    Cons

    Let down by poor back room systems (finance, HR, and IT).


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