The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

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3.6722 out of 5

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2 out of 52.0
last month

Senior Project Manager

Dec 2020

Senior Project Manager

New South Wales, Australia
7 to 8 years in the role,

Not a good place to work for career growth with a culture that is not good

The good things

1. Benefits - superannuation rate is high 2. Benefits - personal leave (annual leave, sick leave) is generous
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The challenges

1. Very hierarchical, bureaucratic, slow decision making and slow to change 2. Culture is not good and a very political environment 3. Great performers not being valued and encourages mediocre performance due to inaction and slow to effect changes
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3 out of 53.0
last month

Analyst

Dec 2020

Analyst

New South Wales, Australia
5 to 6 years in the role, current employee

Toxic in operations

The good things

Flexibility and work life balance
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The challenges

Beauracracy and terrible leadership
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1 out of 51.0
4 months ago

Academic

Sep 2020

Academic

New South Wales, Australia
9 to 10 years in the role, former employee

Woefully underfunded. Causalisation of academic workforce mean no career security or progression.

The good things

Intellectually rich environment
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The challenges

Devoid of sufficient human resources. Individual academics responsible for hundreds of students. Mostly short-term contracts or casuals with flat rate not commensurate with background and experience and not job security.
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5 out of 55.0
4 months ago

Enterprise Solution Architect

Sep 2020

Enterprise Solution Architect

New South Wales, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role, current employee

Excellent

The good things

Excellent working culture and atmosphere
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The challenges

Too many moving projects
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1 out of 51.0
10 months ago

Administration Officer

Mar 2020

Administration Officer

Camperdown NSW, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role,

High quality research, however academics are not supported well by efficient and well managed, operational staff.

The good things

Salary and Superannuation. Benefits on paper but not in practice
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The challenges

People are not managed well. Culture of passive aggressive behaviour is tolerated. Not a supportive culture.
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2 out of 52.0
10 months ago

Assistant

Mar 2020

Assistant

Sydney NSW, Australia
5 to 6 years in the role, current employee

looking for elsewhere

The good things

the co-workers, campus looks great
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The challenges

so so many people to email to get 1 answer, casual for 5 years!!!
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2 out of 52.0
10 months ago

IT Department

Mar 2020

IT Department

Darlinghurst NSW, Australia

Not a pleasant place to work.

The good things

End clients are typically good to work with.
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The challenges

Very political environment. Focus on highlighting failures not achievements.
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4 out of 54.0
10 months ago

Senior Analyst

Mar 2020

Senior Analyst

Sydney NSW, Australia
3 to 4 years in the role, current employee

Good to work in relaxed Higher education domain and No. 1 University in NSW, possibly Australia

The good things

Job security Industry standard processes Great perks and work life balance
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The challenges

Stakeholder environment Non technical Managers
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2 out of 52.0
10 months ago

Marketing

Mar 2020

Marketing

Camperdown NSW, Australia

Like all organisations, there are personalities that thrive and others that merely survive. If you're hungry to be challenged and driven to move ahead in your career while learning from the best and brightest, the University is not for you. If you're looking for a place to hang out for eight hours a day with no stress (or even consequences) if you don't deliver, and a paycheck at the end of it, this is the place for you.

The good things

Very flexible (depending on your department) and good work/life balance.
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The challenges

The university is 10 years behind corporate organisations so be prepared to deal with senior managers who struggle with change or updating processes to meet today's demands. Long-term staff are also very resistant to change. Don't accept a role here if you want to achieve anything. This is just a prestigious paycheck.
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5 out of 55.0
10 months ago

Human Resources Officer

Mar 2020

Human Resources Officer

Sydney NSW, Australia
5 to 6 years in the role, current employee

Best place for work life balance

The good things

Flexibility, colleagues are friendly and supportive.
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The challenges

Career opportunities can be rare.
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