University of Canterbury Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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University of Canterbury Chancellor John Wood
John Wood
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  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.

  2. "Good research environment"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Christchurch, Canterbury

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

    Pros

    The professors are knowledgeable and staffs from the Engineering department are generally supportive.

    Cons

    Difficult to find parking and the parking fees are very expensive.


  3. "Culture is a bit of a hit and miss depending on which department you are in."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great campus, nice perks: access to the gym, health centre, library, superannuation.

    Cons

    No internal promotion, reward or recognition options for non-academic staff members. Career development is extremely limited.

  4. "Job instability"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time

    Pros

    Largest employer in Christchurch city.

    Cons

    Staff gets moved around jobs frequently. Offers less stability in one role.

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  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours Great work culture Gym on campus Good work environment Out of the CBD so easy access

    Cons

    Limited facilities Campus can be busy at times Parking is very expensive Cross department collaboration is not always a consistent experience Sometimes limited by old rules that have not been updated yet

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  6. "Fine"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Auckland, Auckland

    I worked at University of Canterbury part-time

    Pros

    Nice people and My role was really flexible

    Cons

    Fiddly Systems for time sheets and miles claims

  7. "small"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Canterbury full-time

    Pros

    cozy and peaceful, easy life and relaxed

    Cons

    hard to be living; biased; cold; smt is bad

  8. "Good environment and good work circumstances"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time

    Pros

    Good library service and relaxing learning circumstances

    Cons

    Lab facilities are limited and some facilities are old. Take longer to do experimental work due to the lack of labour.

  9. "Teaching Assistant at School of Earth and Environment"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours around your study. Great supervisors and colleagues.

    Cons

    No pay raise for two years

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  10. "Doctoral Student Support"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Doctoral Student/Teaching Assistant in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    excellent research support, outstanding researchers to work with, strict health and safety enforcement

    Cons

    short on the technical staff

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