An amazing place to work, office environment supportive of students and part time work. Professional training of administrative systems and group presentations. The data entry, desk work and phone calls were balanced with campus tours, overnight stays and large lecture theatre talks.
Research assistant (Current Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 10 August 2017
I really enjoy working in the Water Ecosystems Research Group at the University of Melbourne's Burnley Campus. This is an interdisciplinary group that includes hydrologists, geomorphologists, social scientists, riparian ecologists and stream ecologists and biologists.
It was great to work there. I made alot of friends that I sadly left behind when I left. I have alot of good memories. I recommend working there. My sister is still working there after 35 years in the Political Science Department. I was in the History Department then moved to The Biochemistry Department. Under Helen Varnavas and Professor Wettenhall.
Academic Services - Enjoyable work with great benefits. Poor management and nepotism.
STUDENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 17 July 2017
I was working as a Student Service Representative within Academic Services. A typical day could see me either answering phone calls or face-to-face enquiries from both current and prospective students. I learned a great deal about the functioning of Universities and the significant level of bureaucracy that goes into their management. Some of which is very obviously redundant and self-serving.
Whilst my day to day interactions with my colleagues and managers were positive, there was a deep-running current of disrespect and indifference towards staff. I would caution this by saying this was my experience in Academic Services, particularly Stop 1 and the Contact Centre. A complete lack of trust in staff and their capabilities led to significant micromanagement. I'd squarely lay the blame at senior management's feet, as pretty much everyone else that works there are decent and kind people who will make it enjoyable to come to work.
I would underline all of this with the premise that I may just be bitter and jaded after working there a long time. If you enjoy significant direction and oversight in your work, then Stop 1 at Unimelb is the place for you.
IT Field Technician (Former Employee) – Gate 12, Royal Parade Parkville VIC 3052 Australia – 9 May 2017
During my time there, I got to see quite a lot of the inner workings of both student life and the behind the scenes of the faculty. The job taught me a lot of key interpersonal skills, working closely with University staff and students.
Assistant/Farm hand Dookie College (Former Employee) – Dookie VIC – 8 March 2017
Good job opportunity in Dookie, also a big learning curve and exceptional staff on hand.The best university in Australia, with the strongest culture and traditions, these characteristics transcend into the work environment and allows for a rich learning and development environment.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Melbourne, Australia – 27 September 2016
I enjoyed, tremendously, working with my colleagues. I learned from them and was able to draw on their individual experience and in turn utilize it in my daily job life. I felt that the academic, and research focused environment that encompassed most aspects of this role served to reinforce my skills as an urban planner; the nuts and bolts of urban planning were built here.
Business Analyst / Service Analyst (Former Employee) – Parkville VIC – 17 August 2016
They are committed to the aspirations and actions of our Reconciliation Action Plan. We are aware of the disadvantage experienced by Indigenous Australians and to respond we provide direct recruitment support to Indigenous Australians who would like to apply for our jobs.