University of Melbourne
3.5 of 5 34 reviews
www.unimelb.edu.au Melbourne, Australia 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 22, 2014

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83% Approve of the CEO

University of Melbourne Chancellor Elizabeth A Alexander

Elizabeth A Alexander

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77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great opportunity. Lots of exposure in the field. Great people and very friendly

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsAcademically very good. Great work quality. Good and friendly colleagues. Friendly environment. Culturally diverse

ConsNo parking. Very big campus, so its difficult to engage in all activities. Lack of awareness among faculties.

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I have been working at University of Melbourne

Prosnot much work and responsibility

Consno progress in your job

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Great pay, great location; lack of early preparation/organisation with tutorial content at times.

Faculty Tutor (Former Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I worked at University of Melbourne as a contractor

ProsGreat location and pay was good, Flexibility with time tabling and schedule was appreciated. Senior staff and lecturers were very approachable and open to feedback; environment was highly collaborative.

ConsProblems with errors in tutorial solution sets and assignment model answers caused problems/delays with marking. Often received tutorial guides extremely late, leading to totes being run/developed "on the fly".
Extremely short handed tutorial staff on some units led to some extremely hectic weeks if one tutor was unavailable/away, particularly during assessments/marking. Students had a lot or problems with some subjects, where tutorial content/curriculum seemed unstructured and/or not directly related to lecture content.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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pretty good pay, experience will depend on the department.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

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

ProsPay is good for a university.

ConsUnimelb is all about brand image, it is not backed up at the level of the department.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Top-heavy management; academic staff peripheral to much decision making

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Melbourne

ProsGreat location and better than average salary and benefits. Emphasis on research and hosting academic conferences that further international scholarly interchange. Select group of students who make teaching a joy.

ConsLittle input from academic staff on many important decisions, which tend to be made at the executive level by managerial types. Top-down style of governance is not appropriate for a research university of this type.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency in decision making, more involvement of academic staff in formulating and finalising governance-related decisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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bureaucracy

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Melbourne part-time

Prosrelaxed culture, good work/life balance

Conseverything takes forever to get approved

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to do research

Research Fellow (Current Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

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

ProsGreat facilities, and good working environment

Consheavy in Bureaucractic redtape can sometimes slow things down

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice, but laden with bureaucracy

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Melbourne

ProsGenerally nice people to work with. Relaxed environment and no corporate nonsense.

ConsAbsurd and unnecessary bureaucracy causes work to sometimes be laboursome

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A greedy bureaucracy, obsessed with appearance at the expense of substance

Research Fellow (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood academics occasionally visit
Good location close to CBD
Slightly less bureaucratic than state government

ConsSteadily increasing bureaucracy at the expense of productivity.
Full of lazy and uninspiring academics with low ambition
Not a good place for ambitions people
Excessive focus on advertising and manufacturing 'excellence' to attract foreign students
Decades behind the cutting edge in research

Advice to Senior ManagementYou can't run a University like McDonald's. Re-orient the focus on substance rather than profit. The performance management culture and glossy brochures scare away good academics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of money for little work but no prospects

Tutor (Former Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

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

ProsGreat salary rates. Fun work teaching smart kids. Okay support from management.

ConsHeavily bureaucratic, no real work prospects.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore effort into internal promotion.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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