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best university
President of ANU Chinese Debating Club (Former Employee) –  Canberra3 April 2019
I have spend my whole university life there, its located in Canberra, capital of Australia, its no.1 university of Australia, strong recommend to be there for uni life.
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Academic and balanced life
PhD Research Student (Current Employee) –  Canberra ACT22 March 2019
Being a PhD candidate days are more often engaged on researches and planning publications.
A balanced life, not to limit to academic is important in order to manage the physical and metal health. ANU is an institute which always promote healthier, balanced life
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Some great co-workers and opportunities
LIGO Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Canberra, Australia27 February 2019
You are surrounded by excellent colleagues and there are some fantastic opportunities here. There was an emphasis on getting rid of any impediments to doing a great job.
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Good
Research Associate II (Former Employee) –  Australian Capital Territory5 February 2019
Good place to work, nice setting in bushy surrounds. Well paid and stimulating intellectually. Not a lot of work available beyond contracts though. I'd work there again, happily.
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A good place for future
Ph.D researcher (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT23 January 2019
I learned a lot in the Research School of Chemistry in the ANU. I indeed improved not only in my skills and but also in my mind. After leaving the ANU, I feel like I could face any difficulties in my daily life.
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A tool to learn more!
Visiting researcher (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT10 October 2018
ANU is a nice environment for any enthusiastic body to learn more. It's almost very equipped with modern facilities which in some cases may be at the top in the globe. Highly talented staffs also could make a nice network for collaborating more efficiently.
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Analyst programmer (Current Employee) –  Canberra ACT10 September 2018
Firstly, the Research School of Biology has an excellent school manager who knows the rules, is flexible with time but still requires you to do good work.
There is ample opportunity to go to different talks about subjects in the school and you get to meet people that are actually making a difference to the work we live in.
Hardest part: always proving that you have the right to work there and not wanting to disappoint your peers or manager.
Enjoyable: your colleagues are generally well chosen and the researchers are good people.
Pros
Flexible time
Cons
None
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most roads are always under construction
Student (Current Employee) –  Canberra ACT31 July 2018
I got an overview about Finance here and knew many interest people. Lecturers showed great profession on their fields and tutors helped me in learning.
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Great productive work place
Mental Health Advisor (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT28 July 2018
Interesting work
A lot of client contact
Research opportunities
Liaison with staff and students
Great location
Great management
Good work culture
Supervision provided
Opportunities for professional development
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Great for Academics
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Canberra, Australia3 June 2018
The ANU is a prestigious home for those who wish to advance their career in the world of research and academia. The College of Business and Economics is looking to be on the forefront of education, research, and business advisory partnerships. The talent within the College is unmatched.
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Good research environment in a quiet area
PhD Research Student (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT17 May 2018
Working as a research student at ANU is a quiet affair where one can focus on their work with little distraction.

The work culture is pretty self-contained, one must be willing to put themselves out there to make friends as most people in Canberra keep to themselves.

The most difficult part of the job is the long work hours for relatively little pay, of course the fact that you enjoy the work you are doing is a bonus, but little consolation for the typically 60+ hour work weeks that occur in such research.

The quiet atmosphere at ANU is good for focusing, but may be too slow for people used to main cities like Sydney.
Pros
Interesting work, good colleagues, travel opportunities, quiet atmosphere
Cons
long hours for little pay, may feel isolated
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A peaceful place
TEACHING/RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Australia8 May 2018
ANU is a very nice and quiet place if you want to spend a few years for your education. In addition, the living environment is great too except it is a little too expensive.
Pros
Peaceful place
Cons
Expensive
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Unaccountable senior management culture
Senior Academic (Current Employee) –  Canberra3 March 2018
There are many things to like about the ANU, and indeed Canberra as a place to live. However, the University is beset by a senior management culture which is essentially unaccountable and self-protects at the expense of the protections of due process that staff should normally expect. Unless and until there is a dramatic shift in that culture (evidence for which would be some display of responsiveness to staff concerns) it remains a risky place indeed to invest one's career
Pros
Natural environment.
Cons
Work environment.
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A toxic culture where bullying and harassment are condoned.
Executive officer (Current Employee) –  Acton ACT1 March 2018
The senior central administrative managers have created a toxic culture where perpetrators of bullying and harassment are supported and victims are silenced. Though the executive have been made aware of this, they do nothing about it. They have no concern for people, there is nothing human about human resources where some of the worst bullies reside. Don't believe the glossy facade of ANU, it is a cesspool of self-supporting sociopaths (as described by many psychologists and doctors around the ACT who have helped their victims).
Pros
Nice campus
Cons
Toxic culture of bullying
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Medical School is a great place to work with mostly great people
Clinical Skills Manager (Current Employee) –  Medical School - Canberra Hospital Campus29 January 2018
flexible hours
staff are great to work with
very poor senior professional staff management
no opportunities for advancement within the school due to professional staff structure
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Productive and social workplace
PhD Candidate (Current Employee) –  Canberra ACT29 November 2017
The Fenner School of Environment and society is a productive and social workplace. I value being able to work and share morning teas with researchers from diverse fields such as human ecology, ecology, environmental science and policy and conservation.
Level feeling hierarchy with ample opportunity to learn and exercise management and outreach skills throughout.
Pros
Weekly social morning teas; focussed and active intrest groups
Cons
Few researchers in my field
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Good part time job whilst at uni
ECONOMICS TUTOR (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT22 November 2017
--Good part time job whilst at uni

-Good practice of public speaking skills that are highly seek in today's workforce.


----Good for academic advancement.
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Fun Workplace
Trainee Administration Officer (Former Employee) –  Canberra City ACT25 October 2017
I really enjoyed the Australian National University because thats where i started off my work life in Business Administration and i hope to go back to working there someday
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Productive intercultural research and teaching centre.
Visiting Fellow (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT1 May 2017
The Australian National University Japan Centre is well renowned throughout the world for Japanese Studies and is perfectly located in Australia's capital, near the Japanese Embassy and the Australian National Gallery.
Pros
full of fellow collaborators in Japanese Studies
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Doctoral Scholar (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT25 April 2017
Whilst there are highly regarded academics at ANU, there is a significant proportion who lack human resource and management skills, such that micromanagement or lack of effective oversight manifests.
Pros
Australia's highest rated universty
Cons
variation in management practices across schools and colleges
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