Griffith University Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 27 Jan 2020

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  1. "Excellent, understanding staff with a passion for what they do"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Griffith University for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great work life balance - Everyone is very passionate about their work

    Cons

    - Not as many job opportunities - Doesn't have the infrastructure that some more established universities have

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  2. "Toxic work environment"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Research Assistant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Griffith University for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay (casual rates) and superannuation; nice campus setting; great laboratory set up; being involved in cutting edge research

    Cons

    Toxic work environment with bullying rife; poor work-life balance; disorganised PI's


  3. "Job flexibility and growth opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  4. "Great culture to work in"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Griffith University

    Pros

    - positive team environment - great support of senior leaders to staff - work/life balance with flex-time arrangements

    Cons

    - low compensation - lacking performance incentives - governmental red tape bureaucracy

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    "Can't be too bad - I was there for 16 Years"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Senior in Gold Coast
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Griffith University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work environment was fantastic. Generally great people - great teamwork! Griffith has IT wizards and the best of technology. Excellent processes in place in most areas. Plenty of opportunities to gain experience in different administrative areas, especially if you are prepared to travel to different campuses. Remuneration was very good - particularly as an administrator on the Gold Coast. Campus gatherings - eg. Christmas

    Cons

    This does not apply to all areas, just some I have witnessed: The work/life balance can be difficult, as a great deal of overtime can be required - usually without payment or leave in lieu (I am talking weeks & weeks of potential flex/overtime here, not just an hour or two). Many times I witnessed long-term, hard-working administrators leave after having the life sucked out of them, only to be replaced by two people. Parking - Parking - Parking - it is always a problem!

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  6. "Griffith University is a great place to work. Well managed and there are good policies in place."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Academic Support Coordinator in Gold Coast
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Griffith University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a large university so there are lots of different employment opportunities and a sense of growth.

    Cons

    Theres a culture of doing overtime so it can be hard to maintain a good work/life balance.

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  7. "Excellent work environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends

    I worked at Griffith University

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good, as they are very understanding

    Cons

    i did not find anything against the work environment

  8. "Great work life balance and job opportunities"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Griffith University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work particularly in terms of the work life balance and opportunities to move into different roles.

    Cons

    Essentially a government department so has similar cons to working in Government departments such as the politics. The funding model for universities does limit their flexibility for employing and retaining staff - for instance some staff are forever on fixed term contracts as there is no funding to make their job permanent.

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  9. "Overall great place to work"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Griffith University

    Pros

    Great people and ethos Work life balance New processes and workflow underway Some new construction Flexible workplace and no micromanagement Great locations

    Cons

    Old infrastructure, processes and workflows Dated buildings and offices No free parking The usual internal politics and red tape

  10. "Have worked here for more than ten years, workplace is getting worse."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Lovely buildings and amenities. Good coffee cafes. Computers updated every three years.

    Cons

    Know nothing about change management; distances itself from the Enterprise Agreement; supervisors - academic and general - make decisions not based in reality; never consult with the coal-face.

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