University of NSW Reviews

Updated 28 May 2020

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4.1
88%
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Pros
  • "We have excellent work-life-balance, my supervisor is not a bully etc(in 31 reviews)

  • "Good pay, perks, treats staff well(in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "Casualisation means no job security(in 9 reviews)

  • "UNSW currently is running on a trimester scheme, which means less time spent in interacting with students each term(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "A global community that aims at producing high quality research and education"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sydney

    I have been working at University of NSW full-time

    Pros

    - Expert teaching staff - State of the art research facilities - Supportive community

    Cons

    - The high cost of living in Sydney

    University of NSW2020-05-26
  2. "Great experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Post Graduate Researcher 
    Recommends

    I worked at University of NSW full-time

    Pros

    - Open environment - Appreciation of initiatives - great people to work with

    Cons

    - Life as a PhD student is hard anywhere

    University of NSW2020-05-15
  3. "Research Associate"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Sydney

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

    Pros

    High value in the market

    Cons

    no solid future depends on grants

    University of NSW2020-05-28
  4. "Supportive staff"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Sydney

    I have been working at University of NSW full-time

    Pros

    Long term vision and organisational values

    Cons

    Skills and experience of some senior staff don't match the position

    University of NSW2020-05-26
  5. "Pretty good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    friendly staff, nice buildings (some)

    Cons

    commuting to campus can be difficult

    University of NSW2020-05-26
  6. "Great place to work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual Academic in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Great Support. The work was engaging and everyone was helpful

    Cons

    Nothing that stands out. Overall experience was lovely.

    University of NSW2020-04-30
  7. "Good place to boost research skills."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Fellow 

    I worked at University of NSW full-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment especially if you wish to improve your skills

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on publications, less on knowledge translation

    University of NSW2020-05-13
  8. "Good University"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student in Sydney

    I have been working at University of NSW full-time

    Pros

    Top tier education and resources

    Cons

    Trimesters present challenges when it comes to internship opportunities

    University of NSW2020-04-27
  9. "Great work life balance but low career opportunities"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work flexibility and family support is great

    Cons

    Low team engagement and career development opportunities

    University of NSW2020-04-26
  10. "A university on the move"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Leader, Cancer Systems Microscopy Lab in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of NSW full-time

    Pros

    UNSW has a strong strategic vision, which though imperfect and imperfectly executed (like all large-scale visions), is better than having no vision at all. This is a university that is changing itself and its environment to make a bigger impact on society. There is support for innovation and leadership is recognised.

    Cons

    Like all large institutions, the wheels turn slowly and require effort to maintain momentum. Transparency is never as high as it might ideally be, and some tactical decisions are suboptimal. Casualisation of much of the workforce reflects an industry-wide problem, and does not contribute to strategic follow-through.

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    University of NSW2020-04-25
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