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University of Melbourne Reviews

Updated Oct 9, 2019

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  • "Seems to be a very high turn over of staff - particularly the professional staff(in 11 reviews)

  • "Academic staff work around the clock and are paid about double what professional staff are and yet we were also expected to work as much(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good academic environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Melbourne
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Responsible supervisors, good academic enviroment

    Cons

    air conditioning in the office is not good

    University of Melbourne2019-09-15
  2. "Great Place for studying"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Student services, Good subjects and facilities

    Cons

    Transportation to city if you live far away is expensive

    University of Melbourne2019-10-09
  3. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Parkville
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal development; intensive research activities (high quality)

    Cons

    Room to improve support system in helping new PhD graduates transition to early career researchers

    University of Melbourne2019-10-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent incentives but has its issues in terms of culture and career progession"

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    Current Employee - Marketing 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent super, sense of community and support (depending on department), good reputation so great for CV, flexible hours (depending on department), good and interesting projects, some very inspiring staff (academics and professional)

    Cons

    very hierarchical, lack of career progression and support - it's "who you know" in some areas, inability to deal with bullying and dispute management respectfully, bad behaviour rewarded or 'swept under the carpet,' people are not their most important assets as they try to promote, silos, clique culture in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Some management has bias that needs to be addressed and proper training is needed to be able to people manage. Needs to greater accountability and transparency in terms of dealing with bad behaviour as these are currently dealt with within departments and teams - maybe look into developing an independent and overarching department with more authority to build greater transparency and safer environment to work in.

    University of Melbourne2019-09-30
  5. "Stem cell RA"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Promotions are yearly and good

    Cons

    1 year contracts mean no job security

    Advice to Management

    Very structured management. Easy to access

    University of Melbourne2019-10-01
  6. "Good pay given the workload"

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    Current Employee - University Tutor in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Pay is very good given the amount of workload involved, and tutors are generally well-supported by the lecturers they work with in the subject.

    Cons

    Being able to land a tutor/head tutor role is sometimes based more on connections with academic teaching staff, rather than on meritocracy alone. Tutors also should be prepared to sacrifice weekends to mark assignments and get them marked before deadlines.

    University of Melbourne2019-09-16
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great work/life balance, lovely colleagues, interesting work particularly in Chancellery

    Cons

    Can be political and bureaucratic

    University of Melbourne2019-09-14
  8. "Quality of supervision and doing phd"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university has very supportive services and many of them are free for PhD students. There are few research groups with active supervisors that are very productive

    Cons

    The strategy of the university is mostly toward isolated research per student. Usually, you find yourself alone throughout your PhD such that even your supervisors do not know what you are doing!

    University of Melbourne2019-09-24
  9. "Good to do PhD here"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Quite good academia culture. Staff are generally very friendly

    Cons

    It is in Australia, so job market could be tough

    University of Melbourne2019-09-09
  10. "great environment to settle in"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Parkville

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

    Pros

    A lot to learn from the best of the professors, flexible working hours and work from home is allowed.

    Cons

    No meal prep is given if worked long hours.

    University of Melbourne2019-09-05
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