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good working environment
Tutor and Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Queensland6 June 2019
Good working environment, and management. most enjoyable part is helpful staffs around the university. there is so many options of teaching and learning as well.
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Paid Extremely Well, Good Perks
Associate Operational Support Officer (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba City QLD28 March 2019
If you need a job, need it to pay well, WORK AT A UNIVERSITY.
I cannot stress enough that getting paid $36/h on a casual basis is really good.
Casual Applications go to a pool, I was lucky to have gotten a job.
Pros
People were polite, Was well payed.
Cons
Workplace Politics, Casual Application Pool
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3.0
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Worth it for Educating
Tutor (Current Employee) –  Queensland14 October 2018
The management is nonexistent and internal conflicts are poorly mediated, but the student experience makes it well worth all of the issues between professional and academic staff.
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4.0
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Innovative distance education provider
Lecturer in Indonesian Language (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba, Queensland23 July 2018
All courses delivered using a variety of distance education methods - DVDs, computer websites, e-mail, printed materials, teleconferencing, SKYPE tutorials.
Pros
Excellent physical environment
Cons
Long hours to keep in touch with students in different time zones
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3.0
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productive and fun
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toowoomba QLD7 July 2018
working is overall good, learned stuff that is essential for a molecular biology student. New experience, with great work place culture. I learned exciting stuff.
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4.0
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Under appreciated by senior staff members
Payroll Officer (Former Employee) –  Queensland5 June 2018
Overworked and under appreciated by senior staff members for the work that is done. They expect more and more from you the better you perform for no financial gain or appreciation.
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3.0
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Student only
Student (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba QLD5 July 2017
As I was only a student at the University, I have no real understanding of the job culture at the university, however the lecturers always seemed to be happy to be there.
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4.0
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Worked with dedicated team in an ever evolving environment
Repository Support Officer (Former Employee) –  Toowomba7 May 2017
The library was in the throes of a restructure that created a stressful place of employment. Management endeavoured to keep coomunication lines opened but it was not a pleasant situation.
Pros
Location excellent
Cons
rumour mill often not correct made it uncomfortable
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Toxic workplace environment
Professional staff member (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba QLD21 August 2016
Generally USQ is a good, stable place to work. However if you're there for longer than a few years it becomes a toxic environment. At both Toowoomba & Springfield, staff don't have many other options for work in the area & begin to feel 'stuck' at USQ....meaning that it becomes a workplace of negativity, ungratefulness & backstabbing. If you approach management about the issues, nothing is addressed or changed. Too much beaurocrcacy. Everyone is there for their own personal advancement. They talk about the importance of work-life balance but there was no such thing in the team I worked in.
Pros
Stable workplace
Cons
Toxic, negative, bad work-life balance.
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Great Online University
Education Student (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba QLD21 March 2016
Collaboration and Pedagogy Skills, there is a lot of support for the online students and online forums help with collaborating
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Flexible work schedule, supportive supervisor
Online Teaching Instructor (Former Employee) –  Gold Coast QLD4 February 2016
Supportive work schedule with supportive coworkers and supervisors. Academically rich in culture with cutting edge online learning techniques.
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Short Term Contract
Space Auditing and Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba, QLD27 November 2015
This job is only a seasonal job, requiring the employees to simply walk around the campus three to five times a day and count how many people are in each room. This data is used to determine what rooms are always in use and what rooms can be used for storage, meetings, different classes, etc.
The original contract is only for space auditing, although I was offered a second contract for data entry following this. This was because I was the only one who asked for more work each day as the counts did not take long.
Because of this attitude, I was offered the same position the following year, and received a written reference from my supervisor.
Pros
Hard work got me more contracts
Cons
Short term contract.
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University
Lecturer (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba, QLD19 November 2015
Provider of Tertiary Education to PhD standard with post doctoral research. Full academic rigour was required and delivered.
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4.0
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Inviting and Engaging atmosphere
Volunteer/student (Current Employee) –  USQ Springfield Campus27 October 2015
The other volunteers are very helpful and always positive, it made me feel like I was really doing good for others. the organisers are very friendly and always able to answer questions. the co-volunteers are fellow students and we have made good friendships based upon volunteering at USQ. I enjoyed helping and meeting new people, as it is very rewarding.
Pros
Free Lunch, Meeting new people, gaining life experience
Cons
Many volunteers means less hours
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3.0
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Strong employablity
Assistant Researcher (Paid) (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba, QLD11 September 2015
University of Southern Queensland provided me with a great opportunity to further my professional skills and experience.
Pros
Great management
Cons
Late hours
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Research Scientist (Current Employee) –  Springfield31 July 2015
I have given all star ratings. Fun work place, supportive management. Strong focus towards research - especially technology in health research.
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Interesting, dynamic place to work
Administrative Officer (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba, QLD, 435010 February 2014
It is one of the biggest employers in Toowoomba, It is a good regional university with plenty of intellectual stimulation and engagement in the community. Very busy departments, It is a place that frequently goes through restructuring which can be frustrating, but dynamic.
Pros
Free gym membership; good workplace agreements
Cons
little reward for going the extra mile
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Good place to work and study
Study Skills Tutor (Former Employee) –  Toowoomba Queensland2 February 2014
Student Support staff are very supportive and positive. The grounds are attractive and fairly easy to navigate. The student amenities have improved, so there is a large indoor area with catered food and alcohol available. The library is well laid out with a good selection of material and helpful staff.
Pros
Good grounds, amenities and staff
Cons
A long way from the centre of town, public transport needs improvement
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4.0
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A conducive working place with jolly colleagues.
Student (Current Employee) –  Toowoomba West, QLD22 January 2014
Since I am students I feel the university should be conducive and friendly for study. It has got excellent campus for students.
Pros
Extra incentives
Cons
less pay
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The university is undertaking restructuring to form Megastructures
Associate Lecturer (Current Employee) –  Toowoomba South, QLD24 November 2013
Out with the old and in with the new. The change has an economic focus and sustains professional development initiatives.
Pros
Great staff and students.
Cons
Upper management has ingrained conservative self-protective values.
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