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Macquarie University Reviews

Updated 10 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance and compensation" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Flexible work, great as a second job for a student" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Career progression is slow, you get stuck at HEW levels/sub-levels" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Poor management, insufficient professional development and lack of career progression opportunities for professional staff" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Recruitment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Macquarie University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Educational perks, campus, training and development, opportunities for promotion, remuneration and 17% superannuation

    Cons

    Hello darkness my old friend.


  2. "Supportive team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Macquarie University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great team
    - great benefits
    - ability to propose changes and new projects
    - supportive management

    Cons

    - Things move slowly
    - Growth dependent on academic status

  3. "Great place to work however hierarchical environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macquarie University part-time

    Pros

    Great pay and support from other colleagues
    Able to accommodate with university schedule and exams

    Cons

    Alot of university protocols need to be followed and multiple stakeholders need to be advised before things can be actioned
    Occasional office politics


  4. "Executive Assistant Macquarie University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Macquarie University full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and compensation

    Cons

    Too many internal politics and lack of communication


  5. "Professional Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macquarie University full-time

    Pros

    Great location, a lot of interesting job opportunities

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy in some areas


  6. "Good place."

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    Current Employee - Researcher in North Sydney
    Current Employee - Researcher in North Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of funding. Good location- close to Macquarie Park.
    Many collaborations with industry.

    Cons

    Will be inconvinient if the train station close-- it will probably close for half year.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "part time research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Macquarie University part-time

    Pros

    felxible working time and nice people.

    Cons

    Not very suitable for PhD.

  8. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software En in North Ryde
    Former Employee - Senior Software En in North Ryde
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Macquarie University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus
    Close to Macquarie shopping center

    Cons

    Bad tech stack
    Bad management in the IT Development team
    Below average pay

    Advice to Management

    Find someone really competent to manage the IT Development Team

    I was working there during 2017, in the app development team of the university IT center. The tech stack there is very old, most work is maintaining very legacy projects, e.g. aspx website. The management of the team turned extremely bad after May 2017 because of some change. Many developers left the team because of the change. It's not good to work there for a long time which really hurts your career because you won't learn anything new in the IT development team because of the bad management.


  9. "Awesome job"

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    Former Employee - Staff in Sydney
    Former Employee - Staff in Sydney
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Macquarie University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best jobs ever.

    Cons

    Unfortunately is no longer operating.


  10. "Collaborative culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Macquarie University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaorative culture, good teamwork, caring environment

    Cons

    Decision making from senior management is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear on your strategy and communicate it well


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