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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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3.5 37 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

University of Melbourne Chancellor Elizabeth A Alexander

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Some great people, some not so great

    Tutor (Current Employee) Melbourne

    ProsGood pay and clear expectations. Most people are lovely and helpful, although some are not so helpful and a little odd.

    ConsOn several occasions it took me months to get paid. This is reasonably common because the system is quite complex, and there can be several people required to approve pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity. Lots of exposure in the field. Great people and very friendly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAcademically very good. Great work quality. Good and friendly colleagues. Friendly environment. Culturally diverse

    ConsNo parking. Very big campus, so its difficult to engage in all activities. Lack of awareness among faculties.

     

    software engineer in Melbourne uni

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnot much work and responsibility

    Consno progress in your job

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    pretty good pay, experience will depend on the department.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Melbourne

    ProsPay is good for a university.

    ConsUnimelb is all about brand image, it is not backed up at the level of the department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great pay, great location; lack of early preparation/organisation with tutorial content at times.

    Faculty Tutor (Former Employee) Melbourne

    ProsGreat location and pay was good, Flexibility with time tabling and schedule was appreciated. Senior staff and lecturers were very approachable and open to feedback; environment was highly collaborative.

    ConsProblems with errors in tutorial solution sets and assignment model answers caused problems/delays with marking. Often received tutorial guides extremely late, leading to totes being run/developed "on the fly".
    Extremely short handed tutorial staff on some units led to some extremely hectic weeks if one tutor was unavailable/away, particularly during assessments/marking. Students had a lot or problems with some subjects, where tutorial content/curriculum seemed unstructured and/or not directly related to lecture content.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosrelaxed culture, good work/life balance

    Conseverything takes forever to get approved

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to do research

    Research Fellow (Current Employee) Melbourne

    ProsGreat facilities, and good working environment

    Consheavy in Bureaucractic redtape can sometimes slow things down

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Nice, but laden with bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGenerally nice people to work with. Relaxed environment and no corporate nonsense.

    ConsAbsurd and unnecessary bureaucracy causes work to sometimes be laboursome

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    Lots of money for little work but no prospects

    Tutor (Former Employee) Melbourne

    ProsGreat salary rates. Fun work teaching smart kids. Okay support from management.

    ConsHeavily bureaucratic, no real work prospects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore effort into internal promotion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting experiences in a laid back environment.

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Melbourne

    Prosfruitful collaborations
    most things on site but separated by walks through nice surroundings
    easy to talk to students, lecturers, and co-workers

    Consharder for international people to compete for jobs at times
    geographically very distinct from collaborators in Europe and the US - makes international meetings harder

    Advice to Senior Managementask workers about best plans to reorganize work spaces. They know more (if not best) what's needed where.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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