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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. "Needs a serious restructure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Griffith University full-time

    Pros

    - Southbank and Mount Gravatt Campuses are nice and are accessible to transport - Gold Coast Campus has a good public transport access to the beach - In some parts of the University, the culture is good

    Cons

    - too much politics and hubris at the upper levels of management - they don't seemed connected with the actual business of the University. They only care about league tables and their own careers. - too much bureaucracy - feels like an old style public service department - performance management demands are excessive, given that GU is not a top University, and never will be. - no real support for academics... teaching students who are "first in family" to attend higher education, and for students who have low ATAR scores and probably should be learning a trade and applying their skills elsewhere. - no proper ongoing review of program content (Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Health (except Social Work), Architecture, Accountancy excluded) which impacts upon what is taught to real students. - too many academic managers trying to keep their jobs and bullying staff. - terrible public transport to Nathan and Logan Campuses.

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    Advice to Management

    Griffith U needs to be split up. It is not viable as a multi-campus operation. Not in terms of quality or finance. Gold Coast Campus by itself but with absorption into UQ for some programs. Nathan campus needs to be taken out altogether and turned into a park and absorbed into UQ and QUT. Logan needs to be part of TAFE. Southbank needs to be part of QUT and UQ. I think Brisbane/Gold Coast taxpayers deserve more... that paying for a whole of duplicated and overpaid academic executives and campuses.

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    Griffith University2018-09-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Higher Ed is challenging but Griffith no worse than others"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Griffith University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    More modern than other Uni’s Investment in automation for efficiency Campus location

    Cons

    Public transport difficult Ongoing structure changes stressful and without direction VC has been ineffective in driving any real accomplishments Stagnant research revenues leave the rest of institution needing drastic savings Heavy reliance on external reviews to drive any change.

    Advice to Management

    LEAD with conviction. Manage performance Look at the culture... there is no Griffith feeling, or sense of pride. Employees feel undervalued and just want to get out of there at the end of each day.

    Griffith University2017-10-08
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great workplace, poor management/vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work with great support and team. Good learning opportunities for entry level positions. A great place to start out and get the skills to market yourself into a career (somewhere else).

    Cons

    Staff have to pay to be able to park within a few kms of campus and public transport options are poor. The IT is being outsourced, so there is no career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing games with leadership roles and keeping people on casual. Give the positions to the people who deserve them, and not the people in the 'boys club'.

    Griffith University2016-10-06
  4. "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
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