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Updated 6 November 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
    Recommends

    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. "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

  3. "Great campus, friendly staff"

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    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)


  4. "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.


  5. "Public Sector-like"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good compensation, usually work flexibility

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic, siloed organisational structure


  6. "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


  7. "Good Part Time Role"

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    Current Employee - Multiple Part Time Roles (5+) in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Multiple Part Time Roles (5+) in Melbourne
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Easy work, great pay, annual increment (2-4%), flexible hours, and very professional environment

    You get super contributions and may earn just enough to pay taxes while working 10-12 hours a week

    Ample opportunities to take leave and apply for other part time jobs (under the S@W program)

    Cons

    Lacks career development opportunity at part time stage

    Worked as a student was denied trainings that full timers could elect to go to

    Most students are of a high calibre and would prefer to work outside the education sector in the industry

    Very little opportunity to get into strategy/management/chancellery for most jobs at uni

    A lot of the employees would just end up in uni jobs, so it fits only a part-time profile

    The graduate program isn’t very popular and isn’t open to all types of visas which can make it frustrating as you can land a job in the same department otherwise

    Advice to Management

    Equal career progression opportunities, don’t advance students on the basis of little-to-no experience

    Offer better super + parking options + equal perks/opportunities for part time & full time

  8. "Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    Multinational working environment and nice collègues

    Cons

    Pressure environment and and and


  9. "only good if your focus is on family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time

    Pros

    good super and some leave conditions

    Cons

    limited room for career progression and few innovative projects, flexi hour is encouraged but not wfh.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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


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