University of Canterbury Career Development FAQ

Read what University of Canterbury employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

University of Canterbury has a career opportunities rating of 3.2.

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5 English questions out of 5

23 March 2021

How are the career development opportunities at University of Canterbury?

Pros

Good physical environment, salaries above market rates, convenient access to gym, library, cafes, health centre

Cons

No career progression, and no promotions. The only way to move up is by applying for a new job, and resigning from current role.

No career progression, and no promotions.

23 March 2021

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5 October 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at University of Canterbury?

Pros

great culture, good work life balance, heaps of opportunity to advance if you're willing to do the work.

Cons

salaries a below market rate.

Advice to Management

your people have so much institutional knowledge, listen to them, they know how the organisation works, and more importantly, where it doesn't.

great culture, good work life balance, heaps of opportunity to advance if you're willing to do the work.

5 October 2020

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23 March 2021

How are promotions handled at University of Canterbury?

Pros

Good physical environment, salaries above market rates, convenient access to gym, library, cafes, health centre

Cons

No career progression, and no promotions. The only way to move up is by applying for a new job, and resigning from current role.

No career progression, and no promotions.

23 March 2021

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11 January 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at University of Canterbury?

Pros

Pay for TAs is good and training is provided.

Cons

No employer related downsides to the position.

Pay for TAs is good and training is provided.

11 January 2021

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20 November 2019

What is the feeling of job security at University of Canterbury?

Pros

- Beautiful campus - Awesome people to work alongside - Opportunities to study for free at the University as a staff member - Amazing variety of work and room for growth if you are willing to take every opportunity that comes your way

Cons

- Very little job security (I had 7-8 fixed-term contracts over 5 years) - Absolutely no transparency or power over your advancement - I never met or talked to the people who made decisions about my salary or my contact and had to rely on others to fight for me - Advancement for general staff is connected mostly to years of service or people management. As a result, people who are motivated get frustrated and leave, and those who are not are promoted to their level of incompetency. Skilled workers are often led by managers who have no knowledge or experience in what they are doing. - Very little feedback or recognition - I met with my manager less than twice a year to discuss my career - No accountability to those who are not meeting targets

Advice to Management

Stop treating general staff as second-rate citizens. We are important parts of the organisation and our contribution to the University is invaluable. You would probably have a less bloated staff pool if you addressed the issues I raised in the cons - you would be able to keep the good staff and filter out those who are not serving your needs

Very little job security (I had 7

20 November 2019

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