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University of Melbourne Reviews

Updated 16 Aug 2019

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Duncan Maskell
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is well paid and the working environment is good(in 21 reviews)

  • "Great work-life balance, a lot of opportunities to be trained and attend personal development courses(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Seems to be a very high turn over of staff - particularly the professional staff(in 10 reviews)

  • "Disappointing for an institution of academics that should be a space for open discussion(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Bridging the gap between research and industry"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with excellent leaders and team

    Cons

    For the time being this position is under a fixed-term contract

    University of Melbourne2019-07-12
  2. "PhD life is challenging but in the long run rewarding."

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    Melbourne is a great city to live in. The university has many funding resources. State of the art instrumentations are available.

    Cons

    The salary (scholarship) is around 12$/h for PhD students, where the minimum wage for worker is 18$/h. This is a challenge to make some savings.

    University of Melbourne2019-08-17
  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Officer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are super friendly and supportive

    Cons

    the work can be a bit boring

    University of Melbourne2019-07-26
  4. "Ever changing institution"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good renumeration, easy working role

    Cons

    poor interdepartmental collaboration and redundant processes

    University of Melbourne2019-07-19
  5. "Worked with students seeking help"

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    Former Employee - Student Support in Parkville

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

    Pros

    Got to work on campus and help students

    Cons

    Didn't get paid well

    University of Melbourne2019-07-16
  6. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    The working hour is flexible

    Cons

    The living expense is high since the campus is in the city.

    University of Melbourne2019-07-28
  7. "good"

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    Current Employee - Researcher 

    I have been working at University of Melbourne part-time

    Pros

    in general, it's a good job, doing part-time research and have the flexibility.

    Cons

    fixed term, so not very secure?

    University of Melbourne2019-07-09
  8. "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Parkville
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with some outstanding thinkers and innovators.

    Cons

    Some of the academic staff are arrogant and ignorant of modern workplace behaviour.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly against a standard set of rules and noting the value of a diverse workforce.

    University of Melbourne2019-07-10
  9. "Casual Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Casual Research Assistant 

    I have been working at University of Melbourne part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work

    Cons

    A bit old fashioned.

    University of Melbourne2019-07-08
  10. "working environment and career progress"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Melbourne part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good working environment and staff training, flexible working hours

    Cons

    very good work environment, haven't found cons

    University of Melbourne2019-07-07
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