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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What kind of career opportunities exist at University of Canterbury?

4 English reviews out of 4

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5 October 2020

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

Reviewed by: Systems Software Developer in Christchurch, Canterbury (Current Employee)

16 January 2020

Pros

Flexible hours, inclusive culture and good learning opportunities .

Cons

Average pay but better than nothing for a student

Flexible hours, inclusive culture and good learning opportunities .

16 January 2020

Reviewed by: Anonymous (Anonymous Employee)

26 September 2019

Pros

There were many learning opportunities available.

Cons

The work load at times could be very Busy.

There were many learning opportunities available.

26 September 2019

Reviewed by: Anonymous (Anonymous 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

Opportunities to study for free at the University as a staff member

20 November 2019

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

4 English reviews out of 4

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