Deakin University Reviews

Updated 30 Jul 2020

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4.3
81%
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Deakin University Vice Chancellor Jane den Hollander
Jane den Hollander
55 Ratings
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  • "No cons At all for working here(in 7 reviews)

  • "Poor career progression, political, nasty academics(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Researcher in Cheltenham, Victoria

    I worked at Deakin University full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and good infrastructure.

    Cons

    Burwood campus is not of easy access.

  2. "Working as research fellow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Griffith
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time

    Pros

    Very rewarding experience and feel valued by the company

    Cons

    Undetermined goals very often and teaching workload conflicts with research


  3. "Great place to start career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Burwood, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture is welcoming and people are very kind. All aspects are taken care professional as well as personal well being

    Cons

    Getting through the process can be tedious and technical support is sporadic and often difficult to reach

  4. "Efficient, Organised, Influential and Growing."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Research Fellow in Burwood, Victoria
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Resilient by virtue of advanced cloud-based learning platform. Significant teaching opportunities, particularly in computer science. Strong industry connections Formidable research funding support and opportunities, including the cyber CRC.

    Cons

    Management at higher levels can be hit and miss. Merciless when it comes to business continuity and will not hesitate to terminate staff. Failure to build relationships with management or becoming isolated from your department will leave you extremely vulnerable to exploitation.

  5. "Best role"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Pass Leader in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, good team members, and great working experience

    Cons

    No Cons for working at deakin

  6. "Writing Mentor experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Writing Mentor 

    I worked at Deakin University part-time

    Pros

    Good hourly rate Good environment Personal development Communication skills

    Cons

    Few hours Some shifts are quiet

  7. "Great workplace, great development"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Emergent Technologies Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time

    Pros

    Good learning and development opportunities Great culture

    Cons

    Stale leadership holding the transformation of the university back

  8. "Excellent place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Support Officer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Deakin University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture. Amazing infrastructure. Great people!

    Cons

    No major issues that I ever faced.

  9. "Good University"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, good casual pay

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities; you may need to look for opportunities yourself

  10. "Perfect place to study"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deakin University full-time

    Pros

    supportive colleagues diverse culture green campus many resources professional academics

    Cons

    More teaching rather than research focus in engineering

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