University of Canterbury Reviews

Updated Nov 2, 2021

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4.0
75%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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University of Canterbury Chancellor John Wood
John Wood
11 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
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great institution

      Nov 1, 2021 - Teaching Assistant in Christchurch, Canterbury
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      Pros

      Access to wider team for collaboration and support

      Cons

      Little guidance in terms of escalating crisis situations

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Directionless and boring

      Nov 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      free gym access, do not have to do much work

      Cons

      Boring, aimless, awful cliental, old damp building

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Sep 6, 2021 - Kitchen Team Member in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - flexible shifts so great for uni students - great team

      Cons

      - none at all as far as i am aware

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Fun and interesting work

      Sep 2, 2021 - Tutor in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you like tutoring then get in contact with your department. It's a good way to get to know your lecturers

      Cons

      Can get stressful if your uni workload ramps up toward the end of the year

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Not bad but not great

      Aug 23, 2021 - Post Doctoral Fellow in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was a job in New Zealand that challenged me intellectually

      Cons

      I didn't love the work. Didn't get outside

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Tutoring Position

      Aug 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent job which I greatly enjoyed. It had an easy application process and I was treated well.

      Cons

      Payment was through timesheets which were ill-managed and meant we were paid late.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Awesome Place to work

      Jul 6, 2021 - Analyst Progrmmmer in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome place to work and good environment.

      Cons

      I have seen too many restructure.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      EngMe Mentor Review

      Jun 24, 2021 - EngMe Mentor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of food and a high focus on letting students have complete control over the program.

      Cons

      A lot of self management is needed because the quality of your sessions is entirely down to you. However, help is provided if required.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great TA employment while studying engineering

      Jun 5, 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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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good money maker, but could be more generous.

      May 20, 2021 - Lab Demonstrator in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours and course selection

      Cons

      Low pay compared to other universities

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