Victoria University of Wellington Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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3.8
66%
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Victoria University of Wellington CEO Grant Guilford
Grant Guilford
12 Ratings
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  • "low pay, no progression/promotion without changing roles, pay linked to budgets rather than skills and experience, work not valued by all(in 4 reviews)

  • "Isolated from main campus means less opportunity to network with academics(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Could get to jump into various projects.

    Cons

    Took a while to get the contract signed up.

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  2. "Generally good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Pros

    Interesting, good sense of community.

    Cons

    Leadership has its ups and downs

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  3. "Good place to start work"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Accountant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large organisation, good opportunity to learn Large community Decent pay Many perks

    Cons

    No proper development & planning programme for employees (especially younger employees)

  4. "Good education, needs better student support"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Student in Wellington, Wellington

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Pros

    Completed my degree with resources made available to me, easily within 3 years

    Cons

    Lack of student support in student services

  5. "Pretty good place"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Pros

    Good people across the institution, and relatively high amounts of unit autonomy and academic freedom is respected. Good collegial environment for senior and junior colleagues alike.

    Cons

    Processes and systems can be overly and unneccessarily complex at time.

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  6. "a good employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Consultant in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Pros

    Great people and lots of variety

    Cons

    Usual problems experienced by large organisations in the education sector

  7. "Meh"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Physicist in Wellington, Wellington

    I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Pros

    Free to pursue own research interests.

    Cons

    I'm on the same salary I was a decade ago.

  8. "Overworked"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Pros

    Casual hours, fits around schedule, work from home.

    Cons

    Bad pay, overworked, not unionized.

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  9. "Student feedback"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington full-time

    Pros

    Good place to study at

    Cons

    i do not have any cons

  10. "Pretty good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at Victoria University of Wellington part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great facilities, solid pay

    Cons

    not really any, not really any

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