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University of Sydney Reviews

Updated 15 April 2015
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Pros
  • Compensation and benefits provided are relatively good and you can enjoy a good work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay, and access to many top researchers in the world (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • As a general staff it takes a lot to get a promotion or a reclassification (in 2 reviews)

  • It is very isolating, no sense that you belong, at the moment there a lot of redundancies, so it feels quite competitive (in 2 reviews)

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  1. USyd was a wonderful place full of very intelligent people

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    Former Employee - Tutor
    Former Employee - Tutor

    I worked at University of Sydney part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    * Great weather in Sydney
    * Opportunity to travel
    * Great facilities

    Cons

    * Australia is a bit removed from the rest of the world
    * Paperwork and more paperwork, even taking a single day of leave requires paper work

    Advice to Management

    * Provide more feedback to your junior staff

  2. Technical Development Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed and friendly environment and culture. Nice people. Frontier research that is meaningful.

    Cons

    Not enough of commercial drive and tension

  3. Good place to start a career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney full-time

    Pros

    Good network of internal researchers and partnerships with external organisations for collaboration.
    Ability to access conferences and seminars across campus.

    Cons

    Always a struggle to attract research funding.
    Many are employed on short-term contracts rather than full-time positions.
    Lack of formal mentoring and leadership development programs.

    Advice to Management

    Develop mentoring and leadership development programs.
    Enhance opportunities for internal and external collaboration to improve likelihood of success in attracting research funding.

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  5. University of Sydney Business School

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sydney full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive colleagues and boss, flexibility and collaborative

    Cons

    restrictive travel policy, non-transparency in promotions

  6. Good place for young scholars

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Provides lots of opportunities, and attracts top students

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get regular work there

  7. Great work like balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sydney full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexibility in start and end of daily work, plenty of opportunities try your hand on different programing language, friendly coworkers, good teams, good management

    Cons

    Very small development team, may end up working on back end / front end / design / development / testing , some legacy code still exist bit getting better, really dirty bathroom,

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work life balance intact. That is do always show compassion in their start time of work

  8. Not agile enough in dealing with changes

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator

    I worked at University of Sydney part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was a casual employee. In this case, in was not aware of all the promotions and benefits the company could offer. However, one positive aspect was the good work flexibility.

    Cons

    The organisation is not agile enough in dealing with changes. I had the impression they were struggling to implement transformational changes, however some of the management staff was very resistant.

  9. Great place to work

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    Current Contractor - Tutor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Tutor in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Tutoring role in the uni, academics were easy to keep in contact with, other tutors were helpful

    Cons

    Mainly a positive experience, nothing negative to say

  10. postdoc experience

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great environment and friendly workmates. research support is fantastic and salary is relatively high compared to the US

    Cons

    it sometimes takes time to get paperwork done especially when it involve multi-lab collaboration you have to go through lots of paperworks make me think australia is like a asian country

  11. postdoc position at the University of Sydney

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    well paid salary. I came to sydney for postdoc after receiving my phd in the US. Postdoc salary much higher than in the US, which is an important factor to drive me come over to Australia for postdoc. In general the research environment is great and I enjoy the freedom to explore my own ideas. Research support is quite generous as well.

    Cons

    In general, living cost is very high compared to the US. Some local australian are arrogant and not nice to outsiders.

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