Good facilities, good research, not so good culture/leadership
Research Fellow (Current Employee) – Brisbane City QLD – 8 November 2018
The Gardens Point campus is located nicely next to the botanical gardens with walking distance to the CBD.
Some buildings are already refurbished and these very nice to work in, mostly though in open-office plans, and not enough meeting rooms to work in, which does not work well for research (everyone on my floor bought noise-cancelling headphones).
The focus areas (as seen by the upper management) are well funded and attract top talent, not just nationwide but also internationally.
There is an issue with leadership and bureaucracy. People seem to have no responsibility or are not strong enough to make decisions. Worse sometimes commitments are back-paddled. Which does not build trust and has negative effects on the overall culture.
On the other hand staff are also not trusted and bureaucracy is taking over a significant amount of time.
some nice faciltiies, good colleagues
no trust, too much bureaucracy, not open and/or clear about personal career advancement