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University of Melbourne Reviews

Updated 20 July 2014
Updated 20 July 2014
37 Reviews

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  1.  

    Some great people, some not so great

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    Current Employee - Tutor  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Tutor in Melbourne

    Pros

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

    Cons

    On 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No parking. Very big campus, so its difficult to engage in all activities. Lack of awareness among faculties.

  3.  

    software engineer in Melbourne uni

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    not much work and responsibility

    Cons

    no progress in your job

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

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    Former Employee - Faculty Tutor  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Faculty Tutor in Melbourne

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Problems 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.

    Recommends
  6.  

    pretty good pay, experience will depend on the department.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    Pros

    Pay is good for a university.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    relaxed culture, good work/life balance

    Cons

    everything takes forever to get approved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to do research

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Melbourne

    Pros

    Great facilities, and good working environment

    Cons

    heavy in Bureaucractic redtape can sometimes slow things down

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice, but laden with bureaucracy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Absurd and unnecessary bureaucracy causes work to sometimes be laboursome

  10.  

    Lots of money for little work but no prospects

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    Former Employee - Tutor  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Tutor in Melbourne

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Heavily bureaucratic, no real work prospects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effort into internal promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Exciting experiences in a laid back environment.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Melbourne

    Pros

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

    Cons

    harder 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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