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Monash University Reviews

Updated 28 November 2018
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  • "If you have the right skills then there are a lot of opportunities for career progression in mainly the academics field" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Getting a full time role without connections can be challenging" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Clayton
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Clayton
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, good students, good supervisor if you are lucky, good funding resources. Competition is healthy and encouraging.

    Cons

    Farther from city (30km), salary is not attractive, long term positions are rare and competitive.


  2. "Student Success Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Monash University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours (only 4 weeks per semester, 15 hours minimum over a 2 week block)
    Understanding and kind supervisors
    Great team to work with
    Nice working atmosphere
    Chocolates and Tim Tams on shift!
    Opportunities to help at other events if you ask

    Cons

    Sometimes the students on the other end don't pick up your calls :'(
    But otherwise a great job to work at!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Animal Technician in Clayton
    Current Employee - Animal Technician in Clayton
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monash University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable pay
    Pretty good Super

    Cons

    Poor management
    Only national public holidays are days off
    No reward or appreciation
    Not easy to move up or grow in field

    Advice to Management

    Better communication
    Appreciation of staff
    Treat staff like PEOPLE not a number on a piece of paper


  4. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monash University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment. Supportive management.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement in some areas


  5. "Good working place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monash University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours.

    Work along with lots of talented people.

    Great benifits

    Cons

    Not easy to get long term position


  6. "Lab assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, self-directed and intellectually stimulating

    Cons

    Long hours, tiring and repetitive


  7. "Great community and many cafes and restaurants"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monash University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great community of people. Opportunities for training.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get opportunities to move to different positions. Often management has someone in mind but have to advertise and interview others because of policy. Most know contacts to move around

  8. "Home cleaning"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in Carnegie
    Current Employee - Contractor in Carnegie
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monash University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere with very helpful staff

    Cons

    Can be very hard work


  9. "Good depending on where you land"

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    Former Employee - Communications in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Communications in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monash University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay rates are very good compared to other institutions. You get the benefits of uni salary packaging and super, and opportunities for career training. Overall, there's a positive culture and working environment, with good facilities at most campuses, especially Parkville.

    Cons

    Career advancement for non-academics is slow. The main Clayton campus is getting better but feels quite isolated. Senior academics in management can be political and bicker constantly. And some long term staff are jaded -think Utopia.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps a younger, fresher look to the marketing campaigns with no more black and white photography or astronauts!


  10. "Teaching Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monash University part-time

    Pros

    - Good tech facilities
    - Nice team environment

    Cons

    - In some circumstances assignment marking is not paid