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Updated 29 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Great team, respects your studies if you're a student, they invest in your professional development, great work-life balance, amazing pay considering" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great location, great facilities, high competence of the staff" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "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. "Systems Administrator - University of Melbourne"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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.


  2. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    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.

  3. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Student Selecton and Recruitment in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Student Selecton and Recruitment in Melbourne
    Recommends
    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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Practice what you preach."

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Parkville
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Parkville
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Accessible via public transport, nice campus

    Cons

    I was very excited to come and work at the University of Melbourne. When I first started working, I found that the lab that I was in was strangely subdue. I did not really understand why at first, but after working here I realised that the culture here was very unhealthy: students were under constant fear of and pressure from their supervisors. Work-life balance was actively discouraged, and you were required to work excessive hours and weekends. There was also some dodgy stuff done to avoid paying me certain entitlements.

    Advice to Management

    You are an institute of research and knowledge. You really should know better than anyone else regarding how to treat the people that work and study there.

  8. "Good place to work but won't get permanent"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow
    Current Employee - Research Fellow

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

    Pros

    Well-reputed
    Rooms to grow
    great research opportunities

    Cons

    Non-realistic expectations from junior academics


  9. "web ui developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice place and nice people.

    Cons

    too academic and not very bad


  10. "Graduate Prospect."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Southbank
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Southbank
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive place. Open chance to involved in professional project after/while still studying.

    Cons

    student system management is sub par. Facility for each campuses still imbalance.

    Advice to Management

    Student management system and facilities in several campus buildings need improvement.


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