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The University of Melbourne Reviews
Reviews by The University of Melbourne graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar3.9GradAustralia surveyed 13 graduates working at The University of Melbourne. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 13 responses.
- Great working conditions
- The wide range of experiences you get as part of the graduate rotations.
- The willingness to assist culture.
- No expectation of overtime. When you do work outside of regular office hours you are generously compensated
- The staff are passionate about what they do. There are always interesting projects going on. Managers respect life work balance. It is a supportive workplace. Despite being a large organisation, when you meet someone you'll always have a few work friends in common.
- Sometimes grads are treated as interns
- Bureaucratic structure; projects can be slower than they need to be - Lack of communication and transparency between academic and professional staff
- Insular, elitist
- It's a very complex organisation so sometimes it's hard to navigate who does what and who is responsible for what. The longer you are here the easier this gets I think.
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Very friendly teams. Diverse age ranges and mix of part and full-time workers.
Similar to most other grad programs, online assessment, video interview, group interview and individual interview. Process was very well outlined and clear.
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Each team has been different. One team was very flexible and allowed me to work from home on occasion. My current team runs a lot of events after-hours, so it's difficult to change those, but there are TOIL benefits. On a day-to-day basis, my hours are much more predictable and shorter than other graduate programs.
Very generous starting salaries with increments and indexation each year, plus bonuses at Christmas
Access to free public lectures, student events and activities, Myki commuter club, and great maternity leave arrangements including a return-to-work bonus.
My experiences with my managers have been very positive. I have received great development opportunities and regular feedback on my performance.
Lots of opportunities to attend training (both compulsory and elective) online and in person.
Promotion applications are open to academic staff members, not professional staff members. As a professional staff member, you can apply for another role across the uni quite easily, and move across horizontally or diagonally. There are FTE caps on each team so unfortunately, positions can't just be created.
Best in the business for valuing diversity, retaining women post-maternity leave and making flexible work arrangements for those who need it
There are positions for all levels of education
Strong commitment to sustainability, volunteer leave offered annually
Most of them are VERY old, very 70s/80s and run down. I've had a really nice office, and two daggy ones. The biggest issues are the dustiness, the recycled air (no windows that open), the heat inside, and the poor standard of bathrooms. I also feel quite claustrophobic as the only windows we have face into another building so I can't see any sky at all. Dress code in my current office is VERY casual (jeans and top/jumper), but in my last office it leant more towards business attire (women didn't wear suits, but would wear heels/heeled boots and a dress/work pants and blouse).
Solar panels being placed on all roofs. Energy star rated buildings. New sustainability program (voluntary sign-up) introduced this year across the company, educating staff on how to easily be sustainable.Join us to bookmark!
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