University of Melbourne Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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4.2
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University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell (no image)
Duncan Maskell
36 Ratings
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  • "Reductions in no's of professional staff and centralisation of student services are creating overwork for academic and remaining professional staff(in 12 reviews)

  • "Academics are very smart in their subject area, but that does not always translate to good people and program management(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Nice lecturers and tutors, great environment

    Cons

    Not any I can think of right now

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Guest Services Officer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Melbourne part-time

    Pros

    Great Hourly pay. Great work/study/life balance. Quite a basic job.

    Cons

    Communication from upper management to staff can be greatly improved. Hours are variable due to a casual contract.

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  3. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Call Center Student Caller in Melbourne

    I have been working at University of Melbourne part-time

    Pros

    Great leadership team and colleagues

    Cons

    Part-time and casual workers are second in priority

  4. "Student"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student 

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere! Everyone is friendly

    Cons

    Sometimes communication can be slow.. a bit concerning

  5. "Excellent for work/family life balance"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer in Melbourne

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Large organisation so we can apply for internal positions

    Cons

    Any new change takes time to get implemented

  6. "Enjoyed my time here"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Officer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment, good support, friendly

    Cons

    Was only here 6 months and happy with everything I encountered

  7. "Top notch University"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Overall brilliant experience with a quality learning experience

    Cons

    Some staff can be a little iffy at times

  8. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Melbourne

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Good location and a nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Haven't worked in faculties, only central administration.

  9. "Engineering"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Student 

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of Resources Huge campus Nicely structured courses

    Cons

    Challenging Highly demanding Coursework Stressful at times

  10. "Postdoc = dead end in 19/20 cases"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Parkville
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, interesting projects, extensive travel opportunities. Generous maternity leave. You often get to do what you want to do as a project, but depends a lot on the group.

    Cons

    No-one cares about the quality of research, teaching even less so. The only thing that matters is the external grants, which are often awarded based on hype and self-promotion rather than potential usefulness. The amount of paperwork grows every year. There is an oversupply of postdocs relative to the number of available continuing positions of about 20:1, so career-wise it is a suicide.

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