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Updated 27 August 2018
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  • "Could lose some work life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "The efficiency of professional staff is low, perhaps because of the number of" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent work team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and good manager! Close to CBD!

    Cons

    Good location of the uni means parking is expensive.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing research experience and environment.

    Cons

    admin stuff is annoying to deal with

  3. "Good place to work not much room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with smart people in a diverse and stress-free environment. Novel research projects. Flexible working arrangements.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is really slow. Too much dependence on research grants. Some of the projects do not grow to their potentials.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage spin-off companies. Share the IP ownership with staff.


  4. "Interesting time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, no problems with resourcing, nice people, great location (close to pubs, cafes & city), academics are great!

    Cons

    Beauracracy can be a bore, average career advancement opportunities


  5. "Systems Administrator - University of Melbourne"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable place to work.
    Convenient location.

    Cons

    I'm not sure how often they have restructuring but it was stressful.


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
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    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career prospect.
    Convenient location.
    Competitive remuneration pkg.

    Cons

    It can be very stressful time to time.


  7. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Student Selecton and Recruitment in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Student Selecton and Recruitment in Melbourne
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, little stress (depending on the team) overall enjoyable place to come to work everyday

    Cons

    It is a large organization with many processes

  8. "Post doctoral research fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work at

    Cons

    Large organisations sometime lose contact of employees


  9. "Analsys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    A fantastic place to meet people from different dimensions.

    Cons

    Changes come slow as there is a lot of hierarchy to get through.

    Advice to Management

    Let us take more risks


  10. "Good pay and friendly workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good reputation in the industry

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunity and heavy workload


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