University of Canterbury Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2021

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3.9
66%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
Approve of CEO
University of Canterbury Chancellor John Wood
John Wood
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment, really good fellow employees(in 9 reviews)

  • "Relaxed atmosphere, work life balance and generous holidays(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some disgruntled staff due to the University re-cutting its cloth to suit the situation it found itself in post-earthquakes(in 9 reviews)

  • "This university is not for international academics(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great TA employment while studying engineering

      5 Jun 2021 - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Comfortable work environment with easy management, enjoyable work, and great pay.

      Cons

      I really don't have anything negative to say regarding my employment here!

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good money maker, but could be more generous.

      20 May 2021 - Lab Demonstrator in Cork
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours and course selection

      Cons

      Low pay compared to other universities

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      n/a

      3 May 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Parsippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great place and people to work with

      Cons

      nothing to add but was ok

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      University Environment

      12 Apr 2021 - Senior Lecturer in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relatively high freedom of work Access to many funding streams Supportive environment

      Cons

      Largest admin to staff ratio in New Zealand Inefficient admin processes Top-heavy organization

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great perks

      23 Mar 2021 - Student Advisor in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good physical environment, salaries above market rates, convenient access to gym, library, cafes, health centre

      Cons

      No career progression, and no promotions. The only way to move up is by applying for a new job, and resigning from current role.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice

      8 Apr 2021 - Teacher Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      get to share experiences, have coffee, quite chill

      Cons

      Marking the lab sheets is a bit tedious

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      It's the people

      23 Mar 2021 - Senior Analyst Developer in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The IT department is moving in the right direction

      Cons

      There is too much talking

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing experience

      2 Mar 2021 - PhD Researcher in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Facilities, work environment, amazing surroundings

      Cons

      You are on a stipend

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Clinical Educator

      28 Feb 2021 - Clinical Educator in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong reputation in the international community

      Cons

      Difficulty balancing work and life

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Awesome

      14 Feb 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment. Lot's of projects available to work on.

      Cons

      Contract jobs. Very difficult to get permanent jobs.

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