University of Otago FAQ

Have questions about working at University of Otago? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at University of Otago.

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20 English questions out of 20

15 November 2018

Does University of Otago offer parental leave?

Pros

comprehensive parental leave policy available

Cons

lack of funding to renew contract

comprehensive parental leave policy available

15 November 2018

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24 April 2019

How are the career development opportunities at University of Otago?

Pros

Great pay, great colleagues and excellent working environment with numerous opportunities to develop and improve and move into higher positions

Cons

Constant departmental restructuring makes jobs with the University insecure

Great pay, great colleagues and excellent working environment with numerous opportunities to develop and improve and move into higher positions

24 April 2019

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18 August 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at University of Otago?

Pros

Committed team members, experienced managers, good work/life balance

Cons

Not a lot of opportunities for advancement

Not a lot of opportunities for advancement

18 August 2020

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29 March 2021

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

Pros

Various career opportunities once you are in the system, people are great to work with, vibrant student culture,

Cons

post SSR - high workload, high turnover rate, politics, structural limitation

high workload, high turnover rate, politics, structural limitation

29 March 2021

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27 September 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at University of Otago?

Pros

Friendly and competitive work environment

Cons

Too many upper levels of middle and senior management

Too many upper levels of middle and senior management

27 September 2019

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