Massey University Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2021

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3.9
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Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas
Jan Thomas
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "good working environment, easy job(in 9 reviews)

  • "Some flexibility with working hours(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "terrible management, not well respected Uni in New Zealand, little outlook to the future, mediocre students(in 4 reviews)

  • "Like University of Auckland or Otago University(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      May 19, 2021 - PhD Student in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui
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      Pros

      relaxed environment, nice campus, room for growth

      Cons

      its in palmerston north which isn't fun for young people

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Heaps of potential

      Jul 17, 2021 - Senior Lecturer in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Actively encourages diversity in ideas and in i’s workforce

      Cons

      … Doesn’t really do much with that diversity.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Meaningful work, fantastic peers, uphill battles

      May 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Other staff are wonderful, and it always feels like they have my back. If you can pitch your case, a lot of funding is available for new technology.

      Cons

      Higher ups usually very out of touch with student needs. Hiring freeze on many departments leading to overwork for those who are qualified to teach. You WILL receive unplanned courses on comically short notice and have to decide what you're teaching. You will sometimes feel like you're letting students down due to reasons outside of your control.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good working conditions

      Apr 24, 2021 - Post Doctoral Researcher in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff, great environment. I had a great time working here, Studios are also very good

      Cons

      No cons to mention. Not many countries people workign here

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Working at Massey

      Apr 27, 2021 - Research Officer in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours and good work life balance

      Cons

      Lack of permanent roles for graduates

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Adminstrator

      Jun 3, 2021 - Administrator in Auckland, Auckland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hours, Facilities, holidays, parking, holidays

      Cons

      Management, pace, pay, progression, traffic

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Negative atmosphere, problematic management decisions

      Mar 23, 2021 - Academic Staff Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      opportunities for independent and creative work, comparatively high flexibility in the use of one's own time (but long hours), work with young, curious minds and other dedicated staff, comfortable physical work environment

      Cons

      organisation does not seem to value its staff, seems to have little interest in their opinions or well-being, high staff turnover, problematic management practices, moving towards high casualisation, low initial pay under frequently fixed-term conditions, limited research support, lack of communication within and between units

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

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      Mar 10, 2021 - Software Engineer in Albany
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Have a relax working condition

      Cons

      Not good salary increase opportunity

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good people

      Jan 6, 2021 - Inward Goods in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui
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      Pros

      Good people to work with, reasonably good pay and easy work environment

      Cons

      The logging system is a bit confusing at first

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Teaching undergrad courses

      Apr 1, 2021 - Teaching Assistant 
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      Pros

      Friendly environment, friendly interactions with the faculty.

      Cons

      The pay isn't nearly competitive enough

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