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University of New South Wales
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University of New South Wales, AU Ratings
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3.4Job Security & Advancement
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Overall Reviews at University of New South Wales

Researcher | Sydney NSW | 16 Apr 2019
Lots of funding but poor management
-UNSW successfully receives a lot of funding every year in comparison to other universities in Australia however the output is very poor. -The universities credentials and prestige is reliant on the productivity of a few labs (mainly computer science and engineering) only while the rest of the labs are sub-par. -Researchers at UNSW are mainly concerned with status and benefits rather than producing quality research. -Most of the research is very shallow and can be picked apart fairly easy however with good politics low quality research can be published easily. -Salary is extremely generous at UNSW. This is to attract scientist by money rather than the quality research. -If considering going here to pursue a career in a research I would heavily advise to do thorough research on the lab of interest and think critically about the work being published and not just where the work is published (i.e. Nature, Nature, Nature). -However, I do highly recommend attending the university as a student. Student services and programs are plenty and will provide a rich experience and many platforms for new undergraduate/postgraduate students.
ProsLots of funding
ConsPoor management, low productivity (besides a few labs), work quality is low (again besides a few labs)
Research Assistant | Sydney NSW | 24 Feb 2019
A typical day
This was my first position upon graduation so much was learnt in relation to the practical operation of a Research Laboratory. Upon receiving guidance from my supervisor and colleagues, experiments would be undertaken to produce relevant organophosphorous compounds. The extreme reactivity and toxicity of these compounds was a prime concern. Reaction products were subject to; infrared spectroscopy, NMR analysis and X Ray Crystallography. All these tasks involved liaison and consultation with colleagues. The day to day running of the laboratory-maintainence, ordering of equipment, cleaning etc was a constant focus. Seminars were attended on a weekly basis in which research from within the Faculty (Organic Chemistry, UNSW) was discussed. The faculty had a warm and collegial atmosphere where all individuals were valued.
ConsIsolation and unusual hours
Manufacturing Engineer | Sydney NSW | 18 Feb 2016
provided a fantastic start for a young engineer
My projects revolved around the development of microscale hermetic capsules. This required joining of dissimilar materials in Alumina ceramic and Titanium through various brazing methods. I was required to create testing capsules and also develop testing procedures in accordance to military standards. A typical week involved processing samples from the previous week as well as creating new samples. Carrying out testing procedures and documenting changes as part of a quality management system. My honest opinion is the project could have been handled much better. Delegation of funding, lack of communication and too much of a focus on documentation prevented greater success The freedom I had and initial learning opportunities were invaluable.
Prosfantastic learning environmet
Assistant | Sydney NSW | 18 Apr 2015
Exciting art centre, good opportunity for students
I am working as a student casual assistant at UNSW Galleries through my studies at UNSW Art & Design. I mainly invigilate, act as security, set up events an exhibition openings, serve food and alcohol, assist gallery visitors and provide information on exhibitions/artworks/artists on request. I am learning about the art industry and behind-the-scenes of an art gallery and potential job roles, whole meeting new people who can become great and useful contacts, etc etc. Great experience for Art Theory and Fine Arts students. The job is easy and interesting and the staff are friendly. Need an RSA Certificate, great personal presentation and confidence.
ProsGreat pay, great experience in art industry, relaxed working environment
ConsNot many hours available as casual assistant
Graphic Designer | University of New South Wales NSW | 30 Oct 2014
UNSW is subject to government funding and as such the needs of the corporate dollar are taking over.
Like all jobs in this current climate, you will be at times overworked, underpaid and under appreciated, so make sure you love what you do. The salaries at this university are below average in creative fields, however the benefits are high like all universities. It is a university, so the culture is a little like being in school, and superiors will treat you that way. They adhere very strictly to the letter of the law as a university is a government body. The best part of this job is the working conditions are more laid back in general, the offices are air-conditioned, the holidays are in excess of standard as is the superannuation.
ProsLaid back, Air Con, Extra free holidays
ConsCreativity is stifled.
Facilities Manager | Kensington NSW | 6 Feb 2017
It an easy job and hopefully some changes in the cleaning contract in the future.
Start at 6am and reads emails and archibus before you start your day with an Inspection with the Cleaner Contractors. Then during the day back in the office checking emails/client requests/archibus and finish at 2pm. Learned more about the Cleaning Contract Specifications - Pricing Tables - Frequency - Weekly/ Monthly Schedules - Invoicing - Quotations. We have a good team at the UNSW General Service we all get along and everyone has there own Position within the General Service Department. There are no hard parts for me doing this job at all. You have your routine day from Monday - Friday and early morning starts and making sure you are always on top of your job and finding ways to always improve in your job.
Human Resources Specialist | Sydney NSW | 6 Mar 2019
Toxic culture
This is a terrible place to work. The good people are pushed out and the bad people give themselves pay rises for doing less and offloading work to others. It's no surprise there's no overview when senior management is in on it. Managers somehow arranged to "work" from home for roles that requires servicing the rest of the organisation. What's the incentive to enact change when they have a cushy job sitting on their laurels pushing papers? Where is the independent oversight? It's ironic that a place that's supposed to promote equal opportunity is itself so unequal.
ProsYou see real life examples of backstabbing, gossiping, politics, infighting, bullying
ConsLaziness, entrenchment, bureaucracy, small mindedness, two faced "managers"
Technical Officer | Sydney NSW | 20 Aug 2017
Technical and Engaging
The job is very fluid and we are expected to use our ac-crewed knowledge and experience in Mechanical trades and industry to try and support and formulate ideas and design for researchers and post docs. We also manufacture jobs for student projects and thesis works which again take a lot of input from our side to try and flesh out what the student wants, as their experience is generally lackluster. We also are in charge of the workings of the mechanical laboratory's in terms of preparing for any new initiatives seminars or functions taking place.
ProsGreat working conditions and great engaging work
ConsJob security due to current restructuring
Student Assistant | Sydney NSW | 15 May 2012
I worked as a Student Assistant Intern
● Served as the first point of contact for clients (students, faculty and employers) regarding career development workshops and website advertisements. ● Researched an extensive list of solar energy companies to provide detailed information about internships, training and career opportunities to undergraduate engineering students. ● Prioritized multiple tasks to ensure each task was completed by its deadline. ● Collaborated with other interns in developing a “Survey Monkey” questionnaire in order to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Professional Development (PD) program.
Research Assistant | Kensington NSW | 19 Jan 2019
excellent academic environment
excellent academic environment advances research and literature survey skills in a resepectful manner multicultural etc highly uplifting only wish there was a more significant sense of belonging to the School or Faculty as a group as there are group gatherings only available about once a year and this is not enough apart from that everything wonderful and also a nice and pleasant location and excellent teachers and supervisors
Prossupportive academic environment, sports, volunteer opportunities, location
Conslack of engagement with other researchers at the school
Post-doctoral Fellow | Sydney, North West | 5 Aug 2016
Work at UNSW
UNSW is an excellent place to work in. My co-workers along with my supervisor are absolute gem in their fields and it's a privilege for me to work in this multi-disciplinary group. A typical day at work starts with running jobs (experiments) in computers, discussing with colleagues about research projects, meetings, some brief time spent in literature survey and of course leisure. I learned a lot staying here while dealing with a particular project. I also have gathered some experience in teaching and co-mentoring students. The most enjoyable part of the job is the relaxation, and feeling zero pressure of work. Hardly, I can see any hardest part of the job, yet sometimes when after days of hard work and giving ample time in a project, you find that some parts of the results are a bit inconsistent, then it's really "a pain in the neck".
ProsWork Leisurely at your will
ConsHaven't found anything
IT Analyst | 南京市 | 10 Apr 2014
Friendly working environment
JUNIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Internship) • Involved in the development of moderately complex software in C, C++, C#, Java, assembly language, and /or other selected languages for this highly specialist software. • Utilised software engineering tools such as configuration management systems, build processes, and debuggers in the software development process. • Provided 1st and 2nd level support, and updated/wrote end user manuals. • Documented software tests and tested the products,, identifying any common issues, investigate root cause, undertaking software debugging, and providing summarised test reports.

Questions And Answers about University of New South Wales

Can you work remotely at University of New South Wales?
Asked 31 May 2019
Yes. The university promotes flexible work arrangements
Answered 9 Nov 2021
You can work remotely at UNSW.
Answered 7 Feb 2021
What are the benefits and perks of working at University of New South Wales?
Asked 3 July 2018
Work From Home
Answered 2 Jan 2020
Invest in your training, work - life balance
Answered 7 Nov 2018
Can an undergrad work and learn at the same time at UNSW
Asked 7 July 2019
yes, if new leader can make a fundamental change
Answered 21 Apr 2022
Yes, I can see no reason why not.
Answered 25 Aug 2019
What is the annual leave policy like at University of New South Wales? How many days of annual leave do you get per year?
Asked 31 May 2019
20 working days/year
Answered 2 May 2022
Did not have annual leave as I worked there as a contractor
Answered 31 May 2019
How long does it usually take to hear back after applying for a job at UNSW?
Asked 8 Nov 2018
Far far far too long
Answered 12 Dec 2020
Immediate at the time.
Answered 24 Feb 2019