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Deakin University Reviews

Updated 20 February 2019
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  • "Shift allocation can be a bit messy" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Didn't get many hours as a casual employee" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Geelong
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Geelong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Big team
    - Resources laden
    - Great Managers

    Cons

    - Upper level executive management are little dated


  2. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deakin University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work, life balance, employee benifits

    Cons

    senior management was self biased

  3. "Relaxed but management could do better"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Burwood, Victoria
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Burwood, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deakin University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, relaxed environment and coffee machine

    Cons

    Some managers are not team players


  4. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deakin University part-time

    Pros

    Great quality of work
    Good pay
    Networking opportunities

    Cons

    Not much work hours when casual


  5. "Causal academic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Innovation, research, new, fast paced

    Cons

    working as a casual staff member


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth the stress"

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    Former Employee - IT Role in Melbourne
    Former Employee - IT Role in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deakin University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None really. I worked in eSolutions and the management was so useless they didn't realise I didn't do anything for a year.

    Cons

    Deakin is a horrid place to work, very toxic, especially eSolutuons (IT department). If you're not part of an ingroup, you'll be frozen out and undermined and back stabbed. There is no real leadership in eSolutions, and it has very little respect from other areas of the university.

    Advice to Management

    Sack all the IT management and start again


  7. "Stressful place to work; tough expectations"

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    Former Employee - Academics in Burwood, Victoria
    Former Employee - Academics in Burwood, Victoria
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deakin University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues. But climate of fear due to 18 sackings in the past year in my department

    Cons

    Heavy technical demands of online teaching. Minority of students are abusive and eValuate scores are king. Many benefits (eg internal research funds) hard to avail and very bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic about expectations given high turnover rates and lack of familiarity of virtually everyone with processes

  8. "Structural Steel Detailer"

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    Current Employee - Tekla Detailer in Geelong
    Current Employee - Tekla Detailer in Geelong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team. Lot of things to learn. My seniors are so patient to answer my queries and so generous to give fruitful advice

    Cons

    Early morning shifts, Structural steel drawings with too many details to be taken care of.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible Vice Chancellor, Innovative and forward thinking"

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

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - leadership is excellent
    - great reputation
    - innovative and encourage contribution to the broader university

    Cons

    - like all universities there is some bureaucracy but much less than usual
    - it's a larger organisation and internal communication is a bit messy


  10. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deakin University full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, career development, study support,

    Cons

    I have no cons to add