University Of Venda
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Not productive, and the boss always favours some workers

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The job was irrelevant from my career and what I have learned is not helping me to get another job.Working at Univen is cheap and good, I only work for 1 year because it was an internship while they need more years of experience our there.
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Good

It is a good environment, I like working with students because everyday is a new challenge,I like helping students to achieve their dreams,I like working there

Pros

Growth

Cons

Long hours
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Good

Good for experience that you can use elsewhere. It is a good way to get a better understanding of university academics. The workplace is good and workload depends on the mentor lecturer
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Productive farm

In university of venda we were working monday to friday dealing with plant and animals, each an every monda we rotate from plant production to animal husbandry, we learn more each an every production e.g vaccination, irrigation and more, every friday we make a group discussing about what we learn during the week

Pros

Less buying price

Cons

Normal hours
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Productive and relaxed

Productive and relaxed. Far from the maddening croud of Johannesburg. Intellectual stimulating environment. Rigorous academic research encouraged.

Pros

Flexible working hours

Cons

Np car allowance.
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the working environment has got to much pressure special end of the semester

everyday i used to attend calls logged by the users and do projects if there is no calls like servicing and maintenance. I have learned to be organised , be prepared for new problems each day and to have time management.The hardest part of the job is when calls are to many

Pros

free data bundles

Cons

they didn't pay overtime
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I learned to be appreciative and be welling to work with a large group of people

Be inspired by achievement of others and learn from those who has more experience than you do. Also take my job serious and all the opportunity it comes with.

Pros

Be open minded

Cons

Keep confidential issues of work to yourself
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Productive

Working at the University of Venda was rewarding and fulfilling considering it my first work in the tertiary industry. I learnt a lot during the process, mostly I learnt to make presentation, preparations and time management skills. Additionally, I learnt how to motivate students to work to their fullest potential. I also acquired management skills which enable me to multitask in a productive way. The work environment was conducive and provided a platform for me to do my best in terms of furthering my studies, assist others to achieve their dreams. The hardest part of the job was to get students to co-operate when they didn't want to write a test and practise a lot of absentism.

Pros

short hours during normal working days

Cons

Long hours during examine hours
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Good working environment

everyday work real working with people you familiar with working under pressure working overtime receiving competitive salary. working with different mind set.
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Fast paced and research

University of Venda work culture is superb, although is fast and result-orientated. University of Venda promote the culture of learning and insist on academics to excel in both research and academically.
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The University was one of the best work Experience hence I was working in an environment filled with vibrant energitc youth

My task were pretty much enjoyable hence I was assisting with assets verification .Typical day at work is when we have to do asset presentation I learned to manage and use time effectively ,filling and typing accurately capturing data and answering calls professionally. The work place culture is very accommodating and excellent the hardest part of the job would be the day we verifying Science Lab assets The most enjoyable part of the job is capturing data [assets verified ]filling ,and sorting the asset documents

Pros

Take Laptop to home to continue work weekends

Cons

go home early
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productivity and fun at the workplace

always be gentle and willingly to listen the student and pay attention to every student. do not underestimate student because they do they prepare for a lecture and has a lot of questions.

Pros

own lunch box

Cons

not long hours
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Productive

Challenging but fun, I learned a good working culture and also to be able to work individually. I really enjoyed engaging students with different challenges but in the end I had to make sure that everyone learn to understands.

Pros

Supportive Colleagues

Cons

Limited Laboratory Space
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Productive and fun workplace

The job is exciting and has more opportunities to learn new skills such as computer hardware and software troubleshooting and installation, network cabling, peripherals and network devices
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Great experience

Great learning experience. I was working and studying so the university paid for my studies. Tutoring and mentoring students helped me to gain more knowledge.
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to work well with people without being violent no discrimination leadership skill, communication skill lecturing students engaging with them research about what am going to teach them
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There is a lot of structures that need to be re-evaluated

The organisation is growing from what it was 10 years ago however, more structural and strategic need to be re-evaluated and quality production of the content produced by most post graduate need to be improved
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Demonstrating third year students was the hardest thing, because of lack of materials and equipments

The fact that there was limited number of equipments makes it difficult to carry out experiments with the large group of students.Management try by all means that everything run smoothly but because it is a developing University is hard.
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university of venda create future leaders

day at work always good skills of communicating and the management excellent work place is good hardest part researches communicating and studying
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The working environment was very good. The management was too friendly

The working environment was very favorable and the management was very friendly and have a good communication. My mentor provided me with a great experience in administration
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productive and fun

Good working environment. productive and quality staff. Challenging and complex type of business transactions. meeting new customers everyday and dealing with students complaints
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3,1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
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4,1 out of 5 stars for Culture
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