University of Auckland Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2021

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4.3
87%
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92%
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University of Auckland Chancellor Scott St John
Scott St John
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance is def the advantage(in 27 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, interesting work(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There are no cons, it was a great working environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "Not a good place to work for professional staff(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Oct 10, 2021 - Research Fellow in Auckland, Auckland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place for academic people

      Cons

      To be honest, nothing bad

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Very good employment experience

      Oct 8, 2021 - Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent experience and cares about our employee development.

      Cons

      CBD based so not friendly to drivers' parking

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      GTA in Computer Science - fine job for students

      Oct 18, 2021 - Student in Auckland, Auckland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - can opt into as many hours as you feel comfortable with - very understandable of university work and flexible

      Cons

      - some marking hours are close to your own assignment deadlines and exams

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Work/Life Balance

      Oct 14, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in Auckland, Auckland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive and family friendly environment

      Cons

      Don't pay market rates and lots of politics in play

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Employer

      Sep 29, 2021 - PhD Candidate in Auckland, Auckland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      UOA follow the policy to balance work and life.

      Cons

      Getting a PhD and maintain and quality is hard to meet.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      receptionist

      Oct 2, 2021 - Receptionist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good learning environment with positive staff

      Cons

      Pay was not up to expectation

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice learning environment

      Sep 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really good environment to meet more people

      Cons

      Nothing bad, good place for working

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A glimpse into education and the team behind the teaching

      Sep 29, 2021 - Teaching Assistant in Auckland, Auckland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive and responsive teaching team. Getting to help students learn as well as learn from them. Flexible work hours. Always something new to learn. Gives you a glimpse into a potential career in education. Coffee at the staff lounge.

      Cons

      Inconsistencies between marking when marking new courses. Limited quiet spaces to complete marking as the space is shared w/ grad students.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Decent management

      Sep 26, 2021 - Digital Services 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool lads at the Digital Services (LESU) team. Fun to get along.

      Cons

      Not many downsides in terms of the work environment. How the work is managed can be improved.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great, supportive environment

      Sep 25, 2021 - Undergraduate Research Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive atmosphere and flexible working conditions

      Cons

      Hard to find full-time work. Had to resort to two part-time positions

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