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Great place to work
Infrastructure Architect (Current Employee) –  Randwick NSW8 November 2018
A great place to work, fantastic people, sensational work life balance.

The only bad thing about working at UNSW is that it difficult to get to and parking is a pain
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4.0
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Advanced for a university
Data and Information Management Officer (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW7 November 2018
Effective goal oriented management and advanced IT systems compared to most universities. Willing to spend money to ensure staff are upskilled. Great place to learn new things.
Pros
Training, learning
Cons
Hard place to get to
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3.0
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Some great people held back by too much workplace change
Anon (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW31 October 2018
Too much wrangling for senior IT director positions has driven weaker results. Too much change continually. Senior Leadership is too immature to be able to achieve too much in IT improvements.
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2.0
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Not very vibrant
Marketing and Events Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW31 October 2018
Need to restructure the management and create a great work ambience.
Work life balance is great. It is a quiet place to work, depends on what you prefer.
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4.0
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Transformation underway
Manager - Management Reporting & Analysis (MR&A) (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW26 October 2018
UNSW is going through an exciting journey of transformation to achieve the 2025 strategic objectives; the campus environment is fantastic and management is very flexible with working arrangements.
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Learning, networking and productive
Project Officer (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW15 October 2018
Great place to work, where individuals come together with different sets of background, presents ideas, discuss, build agreement and present outcomes. Learnings was overwhelming.
Pros
Approachable and mentoring supervisors
Cons
nothing
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4.0
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Good research environment
Reserach Assistant (Former Employee) –  Randwick NSW16 September 2018
It has been more than 30 years since I worked at UNSW. It was my first job after graduation and I was a scientific research assistant. I remember it as a modern institution where management was good to work with and academic and non-academic staff worked well together. As a researcher the hardest part of the job was getting good results. The best part of the job was when the research went well and your results were published in journals.
Pros
Great environment to do research
Cons
Non-permanent contracts
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4.0
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A Fun workplace
Professional Development Programme Intern (Former Employee) –  Kensington15 August 2018
I was there for a brief time as a student intern. It was a great experience. I learnt a lot about how programmes and projects are managed by the university.
Pros
great suppportive colleagues
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5.0
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Nice and encourage atmosphere and encouraging people to work with
Financial Control Accountant (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW13 August 2018
I started 8 month ago at the UNSW and since then I learn every day. Professional work colleagues, managers, etc. Multicultural enviroment. I totally recomend to everyone working at the University. I love it!
Pros
Morning teas, b-day cakes, almost every week. It is a beautiful moment to have a chat with your work colleagues.
Cons
More permanent positions and less internal contractors.
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2.0
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Don't plan on a long term job in the current climate
Senior Building Facilities Manager (Current Employee) –  Kensington NSW26 July 2018
I enjoyed the faculties I worked with but the change process was daunting. The reorganization has disposed of internal knowledge in the idea that it will be replaced with terabytes with systems that are years away from being effective.
Cons
Restructure is detrimental
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5.0
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Corporate, scholary university
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW8 July 2018
Working as a casual academic teacher, fellow colleagues were friendly and approachable. Teachers are often recruited based on industry experience. Great autonomy.
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3.0
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Highly flexible and reputable working place
Ph.D. Candidate & Tutor (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW15 May 2018
UNSW is amongst the best universities in the world to work and study, and so it is in terms of facilities. Accessibility and flexibility is high and culturally engaging.
Pros
Gym access, cafes and restaurants, facilities, flexibility
Cons
Low wage salaries, expensive area to live
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3.0
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working with young enthusiastic personel
Swim Instructor (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW10 April 2018
Since my completion of working at the UNSW they have upgraded some of the facility making it a better environment for members.

I loved working with the children and helping them to swim and grow confident around the water.

I found the management to be a little bit absent from what was going on and needed them to be more present in the environment.

My income was less of what less experienced staff were earning. This was not fair.

However, I was made to study and learn more about the campas I found this very beneficial.
Pros
none
Cons
Over worked under paid
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5.0
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Very productive and place of ample opportunities
Clinical Fellow of Obstetrics & Gynaecologist (Former Employee) –  New South Wales22 February 2018
Its a place where multicultural people work. You make friends with people from all over the world and learn from them.
Knowledge and hard work is respected and appreciated.
Pros
health insurance, working culture
Cons
Work load huge, limited labour
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Unsw
Business Society Philanthropy Portfolio Member (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW12 February 2018
Great place to study
Competitive environment
Freebies everywhere
Friednly culture, besides some societies
Extracurricular Events are everywhere
Good place
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5.0
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Productive, fun environment
Art and Design Open Day Event Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW9 February 2018
- Fun, fast paced environment
- Lots of experience to gain from team communication to customer service
- Great management
- Very supportive workplace
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4.0
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Challenging but fun workplace
Accounting Seminar Tutor (Former Employee) –  Kensington NSW16 January 2018
Start of with seminar lectures, followed by tutorial questions and then a final quiz. It is in an informal environment where students get lots of opportunities to participate in class.
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4.0
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It was tough and lot of mind work invloved
Researcher (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW5 December 2017
Working hours were flexible and the role was target oriented. The working environment was excellent but I lack the technical support from supervisor however the moral support was always there.
Pros
Challenging and task oriented environment
Cons
Lack of JD
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5.0
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Supportive work environment
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kensington NSW27 October 2017
Very supportive and friendly staff. Good salary and financial stability. Potential to grow and develop a career. Availability of flexible working hours and work life balance.
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4.0
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Great people, good pay
Simultaneous interpreter, translator, educator (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW9 October 2017
This is a great academic place to work in, even as casual, but there were limited opportunities for full-time and permanent employment. The pay was good.
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