Curtin University Employee Reviews
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Everyday will bring a different experience as students are from diverse background & overseas. We get to meet students from multicultural background ie languages.
Good place to study n practice study.
Health and wellness facilities are provided to staff at minimal cost. Sporting facilities are also available for staff to use. staff to
Curtin University is a good place to work. The University encourages work life balance. Also advancement through education and some courses are available for staff. When I was at Curtin my daughter is only 5 years old. I used to take her to the childcare facility near Humanities and see her on my lunch break.
Diversity and every one is treated equally.
Too far from my home.
The mantra "this is how we do things here" rings true. After 3 years of being treated like an outsider, I left. Half the people I met were excellent, but there was an old guard - it is a small pond, and with no where to go, people hung on to their jobs well beyond their use-by date. They breathed all the oxygen and pushed other people out. People were frustrated. I got tired of hearing the complaints.
Salary, flexible work, modest work expectations
Lack of adequate office space, lack of transparency, little hope of change or progression, sexist culture.
University Culture is vastly different to a corporate or commercial organisation, you focus on helping students learn, and passing your knowledge and experience on in clear and easy to understand ways. The campus facilities are world class, and working here is delightful.
terrible place to work, long time employee (33 years), the management systematically reducing staff, pay and working conditions without remorse. I grew to hate it there and left last year after working there with a career for so long, this tells you how badly I feel about it
As a sessional at Curtin there was not much communication for quite a while then there was a good deal of information, which was pretty much from one or two staff. Much of the communications were forwarded 'opportunities' which was okay but in terms of managing or developing in the workplace there was zilch, you just did what you were employed for. It was down to those who hung around schmoozing with the managers or senior lecturers who got into the 'in crowd' and I am always a bot sceptical of people who have time to hang around being ultra friendly. Oh yes, and many of the staff their were related to each other so it's a bit of a 'cult' environment.
Worked well with academics and their demands on productivity. Wonderful place to work. Involved within the Social Committee and organised lots of student presentations and happy hours, eg. Melbourne cup day, etc.
Curtin pays well and compared to other businesses, there are some great perks, however; -Having flexible start/finish hours depends on the area you work within. -Staff benefits/perks seem to disappear every few years. Overall, the worst thing about Curtin is that there is little to no staff development/carer progression programs. To be considered for a higher role within Curtin, than your existing, you need to have direct experience in that role or you need to know someone from that team.
The company had a very dedicated work force and it had fun element in the office hours and outside the office hours as well. It was in the advisory department I was working for.
Trainings provided to the employees
- managed 300 residents on a daily basis. looking after their lockouts, managing events, making budgets, doing accounting, stock taking, etc. - great work environment with people from all cultures. - most enjoyable part of the job was the people around, very supportive, made my work easier.
work place was in my student housing where i resided
work load on some days
Curtin gave me the chance to explore my technical capabilities as well as contribute to the innovative and everchanging culture in both the administration and the education side.
Not enough hours for a Contract Tutor to afford to pay bills. Supplemented income with private tuition. I was on an hourly rate and only had 8 professional contact hours per week. Considering the amount of out of class preparation involved, I felt under appreciated.
Dr Phil Bourne a great mentor
Not enough hours