1. "Good research environment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Christchurch, Canterbury

    I worked at University of Canterbury part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Civil Engineering department is world-class.

    Cons

    Professors are supportive but are often very busy.

  1. "Customer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Canterbury full-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork cool management fun

    Cons

    Microsoft system small pay low rates

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (7)

    "Look Elsewhere"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time

    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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