University of Canterbury FAQ

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17 English questions out of 17

30 January 2019

Does University of Canterbury offer parental leave?

Pros

Extended parental leave (for males as well) and annual leave

Cons

Like to make people redundant.

Advice to Management

Look after your support staff as much as students.

Extended parental leave (for males as well) and annual leave

30 January 2019

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20 November 2019

How are the career development opportunities 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

Amazing variety of work and room for growth if you are willing to take every opportunity that comes your way

20 November 2019

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9 December 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at University of Canterbury?

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

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29 December 2020

How are promotions handled at University of Canterbury?

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

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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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