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Victoria University of Wellington Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  1. "Accommodation Assitant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington part-time

    Pros

    Worked in a great team, plenty of paid time off and sick days, healthy work environment overall. I got to work with students and gain stronger communication and computer skills.

    Cons

    The position I had got a bit redundant towards the end.


  2. "Good work while you're studying"

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    Former Employee - Tutor - School of Psychology
    Former Employee - Tutor - School of Psychology
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tutoring hours are flexible around your schedule. The work isn't so challenging that it interferes with study. Depending on the professor you're working with and the other tutors, it can be fun and pretty social. It also gives you a good opportunity to improve communication skills.

    Cons

    It's on you to decide how much you want to prepare for tutorials. I found I did far more hours prep than I was paid for, because there wasn't much tutorial prep given to me heading into each class. If you're someone who needs to execute a job to a high standard, be prepared to work extra hours.

    Advice to Management

    More paid prep hours for tutors and better support with material heading into tutorials.

  3. "Relaxed environment - low pay"

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    Current Employee - IT Support in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - IT Support in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    relaxed environment, less stress,good work collegues

    Cons

    lack of good career path, low salaries, salaries don't increase after annual review


  4. "Non-academic staff"

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    Former Employee - Commercialisation Manager in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Commercialisation Manager in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to work flexible hours or from home
    Not much management or tasks/goals set
    Comfortable place to work if you want an easy job

    Cons

    Things move very slowly in academia - not an ideal place if you have career ambitions and want to be supported to achieve outcomes at work
    Salary is lower than market rates

    Advice to Management

    Provide career development options for staff
    Support ambitious staff by rewarding achievements


  5. "Great research roles for students"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great research opportunities for Students

    Cons

    None that i can think of


  6. "Good for the experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington part-time

    Pros

    Great for developing basic skills and for increasing work hours while studying. Supportive environment and culture right through out the university.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on career progress pathways. Of the few casual and part time jobs I had, all had fairly low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more and developing and channelling current employees. At the moment separate organisations focus on students' transition to professional work, however each employing department could contribute.


  7. "Hope you know someone"

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

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good place for those with friends and family in high places. Relaxed environment. Lots of other jaded, underpaid staff to make friends with. Easy work.

    Cons

    An insane amount of nepotism and backscratching. Not a good place to work if you want career or salary progression.
    HR are incompetent. Staff were recently bribed with a one-off $500 payment for switching to a worse contract.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing it wrong.

  8. "PhD studies at Vic Uni's Coastal Ecology Lab (VUCEL)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Vibrant community of grad students at VUCEL. Good equipment and wonderful facilities.

    Cons

    Isolated from main campus means less opportunity to network with academics.


  9. "ok as contractor"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, interesting work, flexible

    Cons

    as a contractor the hours are pitiful


  10. "School of chemical and physical sciences is okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Pros

    Most people are kind, good people.

    Cons

    The HOS is domineering and difficult to work


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