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University of Sydney Reviews

Updated 15 September 2018
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  • "Forward thinking organisation with great policies for work-life balance" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Great people and great working environment" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Sydney
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking organisation with great policies for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Sydney is expensive to live in.


  2. "Great culture and supportive learning environment"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intellectual freedom and autonomy over teaching
    Great culture and values
    Flexible working
    Many training opportunities to take advantage of

    Cons

    No funds for travel, therefore constantly applying for funds to attend conferences and present research
    Light on management so it is very much up to you to sort out any issues

  3. "Supportive and intellectually stimulating environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney part-time

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues and collaboration opportunities. Good career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Fixed term and casual contracts


  4. "Clinical Data Manager"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Data Management in Sydney
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Management in Sydney

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

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Great Hours
    - lots of free educational courses

    Cons

    - they expect a lot from you very early


  5. "It's was ok to earn a living"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented co workers, heavy pocket for research

    Cons

    Bad at leadership and building culture


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good and very impressive staffs

    Cons

    Many works and a little bit more pressure


  7. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work in

    Cons

    Little guidance and instruction, trainings etc

    Advice to Management

    More guidance and training

  8. "Looking for a challenge ?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camperdown
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camperdown
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Sydney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and flexible environment. Lots of reasons to love working here because of the interesting academic work and range of cultural events. The University is trying to change fast, so if you are a professional up for it, great opportunities, but challenging in such a multi stakeholder environment.

    Cons

    Very inefficient and high level of administration. The two things together make it a frustrating place to work if you area a professional and have worked in other industries, with okay technology.

    Advice to Management

    More demonstration of authentic leadership is required such as making hard decisions and standing by them.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Bureaucratic system sometimes due to also being public

    Advice to Management

    Too much double up sometimes


  10. "A company intent of efficiency with little consideration for academic or professional staff."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sydney part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. The remnants of a public service culture allow for flexible hours.

    Cons

    Any hope of returning to 9 - 5 hours amongst professional staff is steadily dwindling as management implement the 'Sydney Operating Model'; a much needed restructure of 40 different operational systems to be implemented over the next 3+ years. Such restructures are performed with no additional support to staff. It is getting very messy. Conscientious staff are denied the fundamental basics to do a good job and take pleasure in hard work.

    Advice to Management

    There is only so much workplace 'agility' a human can take. Allow funding for additional support staff during operational redesign.


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