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University of Melbourne Reviews

Updated 3 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance and good manager" (in 12 reviews)

  • "The working environment is tidy and quiet" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult to maintain work/life balance and advance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Seems to be a very high turn over of staff - particularly the professional staff" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunity for postgrad students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Good pay
    * Great management staff: flexible and understanding
    * Revision of basic/introductory topics of the field

    Cons

    * Getting the right tutoring slot that does not clash with your timetable can be tricky


  2. "Great program!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Generous starting salary
    - Opportunity to work with diverse groups
    - Fulfilment knowing you're contributing to higher education

    Cons

    - Slow-moving sometimes
    - Progression not as quick compared to private sector

  3. Helpful (1)

    "World leading institution"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Fellow in Parkville
    Current Employee - Senior Research Fellow in Parkville
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Encouragement to pursue top research
    Management support of new ideas

    Cons

    Few permanent employment opportunities
    Old buildings

    Advice to Management

    Update HVAC systems in old buildings


  4. "Nice pace of working lifestyle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and well remunerated, some amazing people work here. Nice environment generally.

    Cons

    Slow, Cumbersome, political, does not operate as a business.

    Advice to Management

    Commercialise the business elements of the organisation, to reap rewards.


  5. "Good work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Learning Designer in Parkville
    Current Employee - Senior Learning Designer in Parkville
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is great, and culture is really good.

    Cons

    Men are consistently promoted over women.

    Advice to Management

    Use 360 degree reviews that allow junior staff to provide feedback to senior staff. Train all managers in human resource management.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Great, supportive work environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    I don't have any negatives to report


  7. "Great campus, friendly staff"

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

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible options, challenges (good ones)

    Cons

    Administration and infrastructure can be large and unwieldly sometimes. Moving within the University can be hard (internal promotion)

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    "Toxic and Sexist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Good, knowledgeable people. Some autonomy. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    No focus or reward of real leadership or business strategy. Awful leadership. Toxic and sexist "boys club".

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiding and saving yourselves , observe the landscape, and lead. Deal with sexist, bullying and disengaged executive leaders. Actively deal with harassment and bullying claims.


  9. "Public Sector-like"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good compensation, usually work flexibility

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic, siloed organisational structure


  10. "Commerce Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    It's a high quality standards and prestige university

    Cons

    The exams and assignments are so challenging