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University of Western Australia Reviews

Updated January 27, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great working environment and campus" (in 9 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)

  • "The only down side is job uncertainty, as we are currently going through a realignment and the renewal project which could mean job changes or losses" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great University"

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

    I have been working at University of Western Australia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The program is streamlined and quick (3.5 years vs. 5)

    Cons

    No coursework and minimal oversight

    Advice to Management

    None to report


  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. "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.


  4. "Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    not so stressful work
    no strict deadlines
    superannuation benefits

    Cons

    outdated tech stack
    lots of legacy and third party systems

    Advice to Management

    Enable employees to do more professional development.
    It would be nice let us become specialists in certain software development area, rather then forcing us to become "Jack of all trades."


  5. "Poor historical business decisions"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Financial & Staff Resources in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager, Financial & Staff Resources in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Western Australia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and lovely people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor historical business decisions have led to the University being in a precarious financial position with little opportunity to undertake the kind of transformational change they need to attract students in the short term.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to engage Academic staff on the front line and change the culture.


  6. "Good Place To Work"

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

    I worked at University of Western Australia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    17% super
    nice location
    some great managers
    flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    too many people working there too long - don't handle change well


  7. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A very good university for studying and research.

    Cons

    It is important to have a good engagement into the community.

  8. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The environment is great and supervisors are nice.

    Cons

    Lack of experimental support for certain area.


  9. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and campus

    Cons

    Some lecturers not motivated to deliver according to high standards in education.


  10. "UWA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment
    Small tutorials
    Wide variety of units
    Indepth discussions
    Good lecture capture system

    Cons

    Not enough parking
    Takes 20 minutes to park
    Lecture capture system sometimes doesnt work
    LMS confusing

    Advice to Management

    More parking
    Better LMS setup
    Quicker Lecture capture system options