University of Otago Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 28 Sep 2020

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University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne
Harlene Hayne
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment with friendly people(in 8 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours and personal agency over how to get the job done(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Small town; limited job opportunities for certain specialties(in 3 reviews)

  • "Since the support services review commenced, many of the general staff are having to bridge the gap for more than one position(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Dunedin, Otago
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Otago for less than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment Comfortable and open working spaces Great people

    Cons

    High pressure Not many official perks

  2. "Great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, Otago
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and campus is beautiful

    Cons

    Toxic work culture and not enough benefits


  3. "Kitchen Assistant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Otago part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and competitive work environment

    Cons

    Too many upper levels of middle and senior management

  4. "Renowned university"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD S in Dunedin, Otago
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, cooperative coworkers

    Cons

    Small town; limited job opportunities for certain specialties

  5. "Assistant Manager - Student Experience review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Experience Assistant Manager in Dunedin, Otago
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Otago part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great colleagues and excellent working environment with numerous opportunities to develop and improve and move into higher positions

    Cons

    Constant departmental restructuring makes jobs with the University insecure

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    "Assistant Research Fellow"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Otago full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and personal agency over how to get the job done.

    Cons

    Lack of support and poor day-to-day management makes for a stressful work environment.

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  7. "Great University"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Cobeña, Madrid

    I have been working at University of Otago full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment with friendly people.

    Cons

    not tonight my brothers hehe

  8. "Lab Technician"

    5.0
    Wellsite Stratigrapher in Llandudno, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Otago

    Pros

    Great working environment with awesome stuff

    Cons

    Low pay rates and poor housekeeping

  9. "Casual, fun, rewarding work environment."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Tech 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Otago part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a very relaxed work environment. There is many opportunities for training and career development. Management was very flexible and worked around my class schedule while studying at the same time.

    Cons

    Change happens very slowly, staffing issues can take too long to address.

  10. "Publications Co-ordinator"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Otago full-time

    Pros

    One of few large employers in Dunedin.

    Cons

    Very conservative work environment and culture.

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