The University of Hong Kong 香港大學
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Productive and Purposeful Research Experience

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The research laboratories are generally resourceful and supportive across various discipline. Being a part of a globally well-recognised university, the university provide lots of international connections and opportunities for advancement.

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Plenty of resources and support

Cons

Long hours, tight working space
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Very Poor Management and System of Rewards and benefits for employees

Very Poor ManagementVery Poor System of Rewards and benefits for employees; Not fair and a very stubborn evaluation system for the entry pay scale, annual appraisal and salary review for excellent and worthy employee, the system just discourage staff retention (the new policy mandatory require downgrade of general staff's assessment - clearly budget cut for staff maintenance )Many layers of the working process
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Good employers but not easy to increase your salary

Good if you need to bear a great family responsibility but not for job advancement.HR department needs a long time to process the contract and there is a lack of transparency on how they value your experience at work.

Pros

Work-life balance and family-friendly

Cons

Fair wages
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Slow paced and fun

The job culture here is not fast-paced. I worked as a technical assistant and a typical 9-5 working hour. Not too much work to do but the salary is not too high.
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An excellen place to learn about the operation of an international institution

This an excellent opportunity to practice official communication skills as various changes to contact external institutions and organisations. Fabulous team with friendly and helpful colleagues.
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Good place to work

Very friendly environment. Colleagues are very helpful. It depends on the boss (or professor), but most of them treat their assistant (student/employed worker) well.
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No comment

No comment for the University of Hong Kong because it is just a job to get salary. You did not expect too much on a job. It paid ok and had ok annual leaves
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A place I do fall in love

My position as a designer but my job duties are more than a designer. From design to product development and project management. Over a year, I built up a strong connection and met lot of friend and students.
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Exciting and professional

It's a great place to work. It's an academic environment so you must be ready to engage in personal development activities. Knowledge of software and data analysis packages will be an added advantage.
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Productive workplace

Productive workplaceexcellent managementresponsibleenjoyableorderedpunctuateequipped with good facilitieslabselectron microscopesgood supervisor
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工作環境好

工作環境好,員工福利好,希望工作層面方面有更多的溝通,以達到更有效率各員工在工作上發揮,重視質與量的提升
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Laboratory Technician

Depends on the department, task and roles could be different. And it is affected by many reasons. Basically handling clerical work, laboratory stuff and recruiting sometimes. However, very frequent late payment for travel expenses.
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High academia organization

Being the research assistant of the faculty of business and economics of HKU is definitely the best research period i have had so far during my academic path. the PhD there are fully supportive and all the professor are the top leaders and thinker of the asian university, so you could easily find any peer who are familiar with your research interests and professionals

Pros

the culture and the development potential
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Not What You Think It Is

There are only a few good things about this job, like standard 9-5 working hours, ok pay, and manageable class sizes. The cons definitely outweigh the pros. Other parts of HKU may be ok to work at, but CAES has a very toxic work environment. Co-workers and management often have unprofessional relationships and are prone to treat those they don't like unfairly. And it's futile to try and hold them accountable for their actions, this type of work culture has been an issue in CAES for a long time. The job itself is going through an existential crisis. The managers struggle to define what is/isn't a part of the Communication Advisor job and continue to add marketing and promotional tasks (like YouTube videos, IG/FB, and other social media) as their main focus instead of the teaching and advising, which is what most students come to CAES for. But not many students actually use CAES in the first place (the booking rates are quite low), so the services aren't too useful for the average HKU student. Lastly, there's not much opportunity for career development. In the past there definitely was, but the turnover rates have grown over the past few years and the former pipeline of Communication Advisors moving up into Lecturer roles in CAES doesn't really exist anymore.

Pros

Regular working hours

Cons

Terrible managers
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Poor Senior RA

No organisation, long working hour, still use handwriting in this century.....

Pros

No

Cons

Low income
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ok

it ok its a hospital work hard dangous good place nice views no windows they paid for late night transport and meals long hours do not want to answer
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Depends on for whom you work

The work depends on the team and the actual supervisor. In my case, there has been a lot of flexibility in performing job tasks which is an advantage. However, there have been many stressful periods during peak months and there is no back-up/buddy system so there can be a lot of pressure in case a person falls sick, etc. Also, holidays can be mostly taken when there are no classes which might not be convenient.
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Good working environment

- Busy working environment, many deadlines to catch up, plus ac hoc duties. - Working with pleasure, professional colleagues. - Team work is required. - Staff are expectedly to learn fast, to work proactively
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Independent Environment

Working at the university has various portals and networking routes opened to a young employer, but it makes it difficult to find out a clear career path.
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Efficient workplace

The University of Hong Kong is one of the Asia's most prestigious universities. The working pace in Public Health can be fast as we have to respond to the outbreak of the potential diseases in Hong Kong and China. Self-independent and high cooperative skills are needed to work here in order to react with any of the changing environment.
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Internship working as student research assistant

• Maintained controlled substances records of laboratory animals. • Monitored laboratory animals with designed diets for variables control. • Collected sample from laboratory animals through dissection, blood glucose test and body fat instrument. • Reviewed data from laboratory findings based on tests result. • Conducted food labelling through online system - FoodSwitch.

Pros

Flexible working hours
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Based on 66 reviews

Ratings by category

3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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