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Great place to learn

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Growth is certain, challenging and stimulating work. Safe and secure environment with amenities close by shops restaurants, supermarkets and banks.Great place
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Supportive, productive and friendly environment

I was a Postgraduate Research Administrator and enjoyed every moment at the Wits School of Public Health (WSPH). My interaction with students and academics globally was exciting. We were constantly encouraged to further our studies with available university staff bursaries. I have acquired extensive skills and knowledge through Wits. I would recommend this world class institution to anyone.


Staff bursaries.


Need to know how to handle pressure.
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Productive environment

The department was fairly pleasant and I grew within my 9 year capacity and furthered my education which I was grateful for. I learnt alot from my colleagues as well


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Long hours and no job security. Based on where the employees are needed even if permanent
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Good place to work with a few cons

Great place to work. Good work/life balance. Racism still an ever present issue. Pays well but there is a glass ceiling. Working at the place is very satisfying if you enjoy research and lecturing.




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I received a formal substantial training with regards to the work environment. I was trained how to phrase professional emails, what intonation to use when when make a professional phone call and how to host big companies at Wits. I learned some of the things they couldn't teach me on my own as an innovative student. To mention one I learned InDesign and published a newsletter


Get to learn whiles still a student, and make extra income


Have to sometimes balance hard between work and school
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Short sighted management

Management will place the incorrect individuals in positions and wonder why projects fail. They will then over pay others and wonder why there is resentment.
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the teaching of Chemical and metallurgical process design directing masters student in mineral processing projects review masters work and postgraduate thesis
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Productive and empowering

A typical day involves data capturing and data collection, teaching as well as related research. I learn about consumer behaviour and the best ways to be a successful digital marketer. The workplace culture is conducive for working and growing.
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Stressful and very fast-paced

Stressful and very fast-paced and pressured work environment which offers little opportunity to practice a healthy work-life balance. However, it does offer the ability to work flexibility and the ability to work from home.


Flexible work hours and ability to work from home


Stressful and pressured work conditions
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Good organization to work for.

Wits University is a good organization to work for provided that management at particular departments are able to manage well. Overall I would recommend people to work for this organization as it has good benefits and the environment is pleasant.
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Great Environment to Work

I had a really great experience working with Lecturers and 2nd / third-year students as an Economics lab supervisor. The faculty staff were professional and supportive.
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Productive and fun workplace.

My engagement with students, postgraduate and undergraduate prepared to seek solutions to the challenges faced by many applicants, local and international.
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Long term

I love to work at wits University for good I can't see myself out of this job I learned a lot I still want to learn more and found important things and live the History of my job
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Productive and fun workplace

Ihad very good experience with me working for Wits university it taught me a lot that education is key hence i decided to further my studies this year
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It is a good place to work, i learned a lot at wits university, they also gave me an opportunity to study

Be yourself, be panctual , respect your managers , do you job , with all these things you can never go wrong , the relationship that i have with students is amazing, seeing students starting from first year till the finish at fifth final year, knowing that you played a role is amazing
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Fun working environment

I really enjoyed working at Wits University. I learnt a lot for instance in terms of interacting with students as well as utilizing a computers, etc..
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accurate, deadline driven

wits is a wonderful environment , a fast paced environment with good and understanding workers , safe place good parking the hard part of my job is interpreting finance policies to non financial stake holders
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Learned a lot about South African history

It was a great experience with lots of reading and interviewing people, you learn how to make other comfortable, while asking the hard questions. It's an opportunity I will always cherish.
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Not a fun place at all

It was always hectic. I learned more on technology Management was fine but the line supervisor was a thorn in my body. Racism do exist a lot and undermining, was when you do you job but people got not satisfied non that I enjoyed


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Long hours
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Laboratory demonstration

Teaching first year chemistry students laboratory skills that included handling laboratory equipments enhanced my laboratory skills and communication skills.
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There are some good mentors and colleagues who care about career advancement and promotion as well as transformation. It's a good company to grow if you want to be an academic.
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