University of Canterbury Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Dec 12, 2020

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University of Canterbury Chancellor John Wood
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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

      Great place to work

      Dec 12, 2020 - PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in Christchurch, Canterbury
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      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
      Current Employee

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      Aug 23, 2020 - Lab Manager in Christchurch, Canterbury
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      Pros

      Very nice working environment overall

      Cons

      General staff are not appreciated for their efforts

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    3. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      Teaching Assistant

      Dec 5, 2019 - Anonymous Contractor 
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      Pros

      Great work environment, really good fellow employees.

      Cons

      Difficult to get points to management

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Postgraduate Researcher

      Jun 12, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Christchurch, Canterbury
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      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.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Generally Positive Experience

      Jul 24, 2015 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Christchurch, Canterbury
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      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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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Temporary Employee

      Good place to start your career

      Mar 17, 2020 - Chemical Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
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      Pros

      The constructive and healthy work environment

      Cons

      Diversity in the workplace could sometimes give an intense environment.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Culture and Support

      Jan 24, 2019 - Commercial Analyst 
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      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

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Professor

      Oct 3, 2013 -  
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      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. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

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

      Jul 8, 2012 - Teaching Support 
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      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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