University of Canterbury Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 12 Dec 2020

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University of Canterbury Chancellor John Wood
John Wood
12 Ratings
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  • "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. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  2. "."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time

    Pros

    Very nice working environment overall

    Cons

    General staff are not appreciated for their efforts

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  3. "Teaching Assistant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at University of Canterbury

    Pros

    Great work environment, really good fellow employees.

    Cons

    Difficult to get points to management

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Postgraduate Researcher"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good working environment. People are very friendly and helpful. Plenty of places to have a cup of coffee.

    Cons

    The weather can get nasty at times... Not much of cons to find out.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Generally Positive Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Canterbury full-time

    Pros

    Excellent peers and an enjoyable and cordial working environment. Efficient admin staff. Lovely grounds and surroundings. Plenty of extracurricular stuff, especially outdoorsy things: hiking, climbing, mountain biking, etc.

    Cons

    Lack of parking. Occasional lack of IT support. Complete smoking ban in grounds. Expensive food and few vegetarian options.

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  6. "Good place to start your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Temporary Employee - Chemical Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Canterbury

    Pros

    The constructive and healthy work environment

    Cons

    Diversity in the workplace could sometimes give an intense environment.

  7. "Amazing Culture and Support"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Commercial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Canterbury for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very flexible work environment - Amazing management - Access to everything you could need (on-campus facilities) - No matter your seniority, your opinion is valued

    Cons

    - Projects can get a little stale - Since you're dealing with professors, their communication can be sketchy at times

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Professor"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at University of Canterbury

    Pros

    The facilities are very good and the staff and students make it a good work environment. The university is a strong university on the global scale.

    Cons

    The university is in recovery from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, and so the student numbers are down and there is little funding to support new initiatives. It will take several more years before the university is back to the same number of students and level of funding from pre-2011.

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "Was a great environment, but endless restructuring has caused huge morale drops."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Support 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Canterbury full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, lovely people, nice climate, relaxed work environment, opportunities for professional contacts with colleagues.

    Cons

    Managerialism and earthquakes have reduced most support staff to grim determination to survive the next round of cuts. Loss of professional support devalues staff skills and knowledge. Saving money is ruining the place.

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