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  • "Sometimes there is a bit of red tape(in 5 reviews)

  • "Parking is a big problem as is access to public transport, especially after business hours(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Business Department - Marketing Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Griffith University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great further study opportunities, great to work with students, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Long term staff have no passion anymore and refuse to develop those around them (tall poppy syndrome)

    Advice to Management

    Develop those around you and you will learn too.

    Griffith University2017-05-31
  2. "Tutor"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at Griffith University for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible working environment and support are provided as needed.

    Cons

    not enough hours, pay is ok

    Griffith University2019-02-06
  3. "Job flexibility and growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer 

    I have been working at Griffith University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hrs, opportunities for growth and diversity.

    Cons

    Work life balance hard to maintain due to workload pressures.

    Griffith University2018-01-13
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Way too much politics"

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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Griffith University

    Pros

    Flexible working environment. You can leave at 4:30 if you wish and no overtime. Morning and afternoon teas and social events.

    Cons

    Way too much politics, red tapes everywhere. Senior managers just like people who says yes. Way too many middle managers who does nothing beside going to meetings. Systems are no good so a lot of manual transactional work.

    Advice to Management

    Get more ground people and get rid of some middle management.

    Griffith University2017-10-09
  5. "Its in the middle of a forest...be prepared for critters lurking"

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    Former Contractor - Seasonal Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Griffith University for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work, great food outlets, most people are friendly and helpful when they can be, key services such as counselling, drug store, health service, mini mart and workout centre...wonderful bookshop...most of the non-academic staff are really committed to the uni and do a great job...Gold Coast Campus is looking very pretty with lots of new buildings

    Cons

    Apart from the usual stuff that is problematic re australian unis, for academics its the hundreds and hundreds of hours of compulsory travel between the five campuses...often very dangerous... For non - academic staff, its the constant policy and procedure changes that they have no input into...Griffith is also trying to be "green" which means you often don't have the chance to wash your hands in hot water with... soap and then dry them appropriately in any university bathroom. Apparently, It's not green to have hot water available to wash your hands. Parking is a big problem as is access to public transport, especially after business hours. Logan or Gold Coast Campuses...I would not want my daughter or son there after dark...you can't buy food and they are both creepy...oh...did I mention the critters...like the snakes in the stairwells which management think are cute?

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    Advice to Management

    Why bother? They won't listen. They think they are gods and goddesses. I'm sure previous posts will explain much better than me

    Griffith University2014-06-21
  6. Helpful (2)

    "As good a workplace as it is a University"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Officer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Griffith University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good conditions, fairly flexible working hours, portability of long service amongst Australian Universities, pretty standard 'public sector' conditions.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic as anything. Hierarchical and heavy feeling of institutionalisation. HR structure is very centralised and has a very high rate of turnover that affects their ability to provide their service. They're a third rate university and a third rate employer.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. Think more about job and work quality rather than running roughshod over them and failing to gain buy in when making extensive changes.

    Griffith University2013-09-12
  7. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Griffith University full-time

    Pros

    friendly workplace, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    lack of career path to senior position.

    Griffith University2017-04-19
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