University of Waikato FAQ

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11 English questions out of 11

26 November 2019

Does University of Waikato offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Positive work environment, unlimited sick leave (at the time), you got to study one paper per semester for free

Cons

I was severely bullied by several staff in management.

Advice to Management

Swap yourselves out for people with a conscience.

Positive work environment, unlimited sick leave (at the time), you got to study one paper per semester for free

26 November 2019

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10 May 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at University of Waikato?

Pros

The people In my team are talented, diligent and easy to work with.

Cons

No clear strategic leadership. Decisions made by opinion and feelings rather than concrete data, analysis and results. Toxic leadership culture that seeks to blame others and avoid accountability. Lots of talk about ‘people first’ yet constant blame culture and restructuring implies otherwise. People at the front lines trying to decipher what leadership wants as it is constantly unclear, yet get blamed for ‘failing to deliver’. Constant reduction in staff had led to increased workload on staff and consequently low morale. Quite possibly the most dysfunctional organisation I have worked for.

Advice to Management

Academics should not be making decisions in areas that are not their expertise. Trust the people working at lower levels that they are in their roles because they are skilled and qualified.

No clear strategic leadership.

10 May 2020

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10 May 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at University of Waikato?

Pros

The people In my team are talented, diligent and easy to work with.

Cons

No clear strategic leadership. Decisions made by opinion and feelings rather than concrete data, analysis and results. Toxic leadership culture that seeks to blame others and avoid accountability. Lots of talk about ‘people first’ yet constant blame culture and restructuring implies otherwise. People at the front lines trying to decipher what leadership wants as it is constantly unclear, yet get blamed for ‘failing to deliver’. Constant reduction in staff had led to increased workload on staff and consequently low morale. Quite possibly the most dysfunctional organisation I have worked for.

Advice to Management

Academics should not be making decisions in areas that are not their expertise. Trust the people working at lower levels that they are in their roles because they are skilled and qualified.

People at the front lines trying to decipher what leadership wants as it is constantly unclear, yet get blamed for ‘failing to deliver’.

10 May 2020

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1 May 2020

How is management perceived at University of Waikato?

Pros

Good benefits including study, medical, superannuation etc. Great teams of dedicated people wanting the best outcomes for the organisation and students

Cons

Poor and dis-engaged management with little knowledge or regard for what actually happens at the hard-face.Happy to reduce workforce size but increase workload to existing staff without compensation or regard for health

Advice to Management

Before making decisions have knowledge about peoples jobs, how they contribute and explore different ways of working including job sharing and work from home

Poor and dis-engaged management with little knowledge or regard for what actually happens at the hard-face.Happy to reduce workforce size but increase workload to existing staff without compensation or regard for health

1 May 2020

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19 September 2020

Are employees at University of Waikato generally happy and/or satisfied?

Pros

Good working environment for all

Cons

salary can be better for the work we do.

Good working environment for all

19 September 2020

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11 English questions out of 11