University of Melbourne

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University of Melbourne Reviews

Updated 5 September 2014
Updated 5 September 2014
40 Reviews
3.6
40 Reviews
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University of Melbourne Chancellor Elizabeth A Alexander
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  1.  

    Good environment, high salary and nice coworkers. Located in the center of Melbourne city with convenience transport.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    Good environment, high salary and nice coworkers. Located in the center of Melbourne city with convenience transport.

    Cons

    For foreign employees, hard to get a permanent position, so you need to work hard to extend your contract.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to work if you are in the right team

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    Current Employee - Non-academic Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Non-academic Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good salaries for the sector and a great location on the city fringe. There are some really talented people working here and lots of positive work on the academic side which can be inspiring. It's Australia's best university so will always look good on your resume, and it's a big organisation so there is room to move around.

    Cons

    It can be extremely bureaucratic and hierarchical, and it can take a long time to get anything done. Culture in some areas is better than in others; the senior management don't always put enough effort into building a positive team culture.

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  3.  

    Great work culture, overly bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, better than average remuneration, room to move within organisation and between institutions, transferable skills.Good variety of work

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and decentralised. Red tape inevitably leading to process inefficiency. Lack of accountability in certain areas. Excessive amount of institutional knowledge required in order to fulfill often basic job functions.

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  5.  

    Rewarding and productive

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at University of Melbourne full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great research and great people

    Cons

    Doesn't pay as much as in industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No major issues

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Good experience, not a long term option.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    Flexible work life balance, laid back environment. Great people to work with, nice to work somewhere that does make a positive contribution to the community through its research. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Too much University bureaucracy, too many employees who aren't competitive but simply stick around for the staff benefits. There aren't enough career progression opportunities as there are in the private sector.

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    Should be greater focus on innovation and performance management of employees. Those who under perform should be pushed out.

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    Some great people, some not so great

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    Current Employee - Tutor  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and clear expectations. Most people are lovely and helpful, although some are not so helpful and a little odd.

    Cons

    On several occasions it took me months to get paid. This is reasonably common because the system is quite complex, and there can be several people required to approve pay.

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  8.  

    Great opportunity. Lots of exposure in the field. Great people and very friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No parking. Very big campus, so its difficult to engage in all activities. Lack of awareness among faculties.

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    software engineer in Melbourne uni

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Melbourne

    Pros

    not much work and responsibility

    Cons

    no progress in your job

  10.  

    pretty good pay, experience will depend on the department.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Pay is good for a university.

    Cons

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

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  11.  

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

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    Former Employee - Faculty Tutor  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Faculty Tutor in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at University of Melbourne as a contractor

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Problems 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.

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