Employee Review

  1. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Second-rate citizen with no method for advancement

    Nov 20, 2019 - Analyst in Christchurch, Canterbury
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    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

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  1. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Look Elsewhere

    Jul 3, 2020 - Senior Lecturer 
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    Pros

    New Zealand has eliminated COVID-19

    Cons

    This university is not for international academics. Maybe if you already live in Christchurch or somewhere else in New Zealand and would like to give teaching a try, it might be worth looking here. Otherwise, it's a complete dead-end. The New Zealand government abolished academic tenure in this country several decades ago, and the universities here freely lay-off even well known professors whenever they decide they want to cut their budgets. I don't have any idea why anybody from another country would even consider working here. Most people who work here are utterly mediocre and more concerned with climbing mountains or fishing or walking in the woods than their careers.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Customer

    May 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great teamwork cool management fun

    Cons

    Microsoft system small pay low rates

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