AgResearch (NZ) FAQ

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12 English questions out of 12

11 May 2019

How are the career development opportunities at AgResearch (NZ)?

Pros

It's a fairly laid-back company. I enjoyed my time over there and the management team was very supportive. Flexible working hours.

Cons

AgResearch trained way too many PhD students and they don't care about their career development. It cost 1/3 to get a PhD student rather than hiring a postdoc and they give little room for scientist to grow.

AgResearch trained way too many PhD students and they don't care about their career development.

11 May 2019

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21 March 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at AgResearch (NZ)?

Pros

- Everyone I worked with was absolutely lovely. I came in with no agricultural knowledge and never felt like I was being talked down to. It was a friendly, supportive environment and I was always happy to be there. - I had many great opportunities to learn new skills and jump into different research groups to lend a hand. The work was diverse and always interesting. - There was a lot of flexibility with work hours; if I needed to head off early, it was always okay as long as I let someone know. - I really appreciated the workshop opportunities and how willing people were to further my skillset.

Cons

- Getting there is a bit of a hassle. As beautiful as the campus is, I am glad I never have to travel up Three Mile Hill again! - The pay was pretty average, I was on $18/hr with a MSc degree but was offered a $4 pay rise after a few months. It was enough to live on, but I definitely would've tried to negotiate more if I planned to be there long-term.

Advice to Management

None, the Invermay team is exceptional!

I had many great opportunities to learn new skills and jump into different research groups to lend a hand.

21 March 2021

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21 March 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at AgResearch (NZ)?

Pros

- Everyone I worked with was absolutely lovely. I came in with no agricultural knowledge and never felt like I was being talked down to. It was a friendly, supportive environment and I was always happy to be there. - I had many great opportunities to learn new skills and jump into different research groups to lend a hand. The work was diverse and always interesting. - There was a lot of flexibility with work hours; if I needed to head off early, it was always okay as long as I let someone know. - I really appreciated the workshop opportunities and how willing people were to further my skillset.

Cons

- Getting there is a bit of a hassle. As beautiful as the campus is, I am glad I never have to travel up Three Mile Hill again! - The pay was pretty average, I was on $18/hr with a MSc degree but was offered a $4 pay rise after a few months. It was enough to live on, but I definitely would've tried to negotiate more if I planned to be there long-term.

Advice to Management

None, the Invermay team is exceptional!

I had many great opportunities to learn new skills and jump into different research groups to lend a hand.

21 March 2021

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6 December 2020

What is the feeling of job security at AgResearch (NZ)?

Pros

Lovely helpful team, learned a lot of new lab techniques

Cons

Lack of job security, a lot of fixed term contracts

Lack of job security, a lot of fixed term contracts

6 December 2020

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11 May 2019

How is management perceived at AgResearch (NZ)?

Pros

It's a fairly laid-back company. I enjoyed my time over there and the management team was very supportive. Flexible working hours.

Cons

AgResearch trained way too many PhD students and they don't care about their career development. It cost 1/3 to get a PhD student rather than hiring a postdoc and they give little room for scientist to grow.

I enjoyed my time over there and the management team was very supportive.

11 May 2019

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