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 3.3.

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How are the career development opportunities at University of Canterbury?

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23 March 2021

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

Reviewed by: Student Advisor in Christchurch, Canterbury (Current Employee)

29 December 2020

Pros

Great campus, nice perks: access to the gym, health centre, library, superannuation.

Cons

No internal promotion, reward or recognition options for non-academic staff members. Career development is extremely limited.

No internal promotion, reward or recognition options for non

29 December 2020

Reviewed by: Student Advisor in Christchurch, Canterbury (Current Employee)

9 December 2019

Pros

Pleasant staff Good schedule Good location Decent advancement opportunities Good atmosphere

Cons

Low Pay Cramped Working Conditions Food Top administration did not seem to are about working conditions Under staffed

Decent advancement opportunities

9 December 2019

Reviewed by: Research Fellow in Christchurch, Canterbury (Former Employee)

20 November 2019

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 feedback or recognition

20 November 2019

Reviewed by: Analyst in Christchurch, Canterbury (Former Employee)

11 September 2019

Pros

Good management Nice campus Good food

Cons

Parking Politics Little room to move or grow Little personal development opportunities

Little personal development opportunities

11 September 2019

Reviewed by: Personal Assistant in Christchurch, Canterbury (Current Employee)

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