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University of Johannesburg
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University of Johannesburg, ZA Ratings
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4,0Work-Life Balance
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Overall Reviews at University of Johannesburg

Program Coordinator | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 17 Jun 2014
FP Coordination at UJ
A typical day at work consisted of administratio, scheduling and providing assistance to students enrolled for the Foundation Programme. Being able to provide information on the programme, entrance criteria etc. was at the order of a day. An important part of my learning had to do with making room for each person and their individual requirements in the working sector. Flexibility, assertiveness, being sympethetic and able to provide supportive guidance was key in this environment. The bulk of enrolments were matriculants who did not qualify for main stream studies and required to successfully complete the Foundation Programme in order to proceed. From a management perspective, it was important to have clear timeframes in order to get work done. Set goals with specific date driven deadlines meant a close eye on managing the various aspects of service to management and the students. My co-workers were also junior lecturers so they felt the pressure when activities heated up at the office. This meant close coordination, ongoing communication via all platforms to ensure deadlines are met. The team relied on each other for the success of the 1 academic year programme. The hardest part of my job was having to deal with students who were unsuccessful in their studies. Essentially this meant that they could not progress toward main stream study in the desired field. We had to provide guidance, councel and at times loving support when tears streamed down their f
ProsGreat networking space
ConsBeing unable to assist all deserving candidates due to limited intake in the programme
Project Director | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 28 Jan 2014
Productive, educational, fun and beneficial
Typical day at work. -I draft weekly meetings, monthly reports, schedule/hold and chair meetings for project managers, supervise projects, prepare for the Friday classes (computer literacy workshop), lecture basic computer lessons, organise events for the project mangers and the cooperative members, send and receive emails from other stakeholders of the organisation. What I learnt. -Communication skills. -Leadership skills. -Office work. -Leadership duties. -And also succession plan. Management. -The management is so supportive, friendly and encourage hard work. They sometimes hosted parties just to motivate us. They also gave us certificates on yearly basis for achieving 100 hours. They also listen to our personal problems because they believe that when an employee is happy he or she will be productive and competent. My co-workers. -They are helpful, we shared duties at times and work together as a team. We created a free working and friendly zone us Enactus executive and also students at the same time. The hardest part of the job. -The titles required so much energy, and also managing people who are the same age as myself was a challenge but at the same time a learning curve. Balancing school work and this was a bit challenging and having meeting every now and again was also a challenge as it meant I had to sacrifice my school time. Coming back home late was also a huge challenge because I had to walk home late at night in the streets of Soweto.
ProsEngaging with the communities, attending conferences and seminars, attending leadership trainings and get gifts from enactus sponsors
ConsLong hours
Student Assistant | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 08 May 2013
i am enjoying my time in varsity because all the hardwork i put its been noticed and am patiently achieve my goals and objectives
Since i arrived at varsity i have seeing and done things which help me improve certain skills in my life such as my attitude towards life,and the willingness to work hard and achieve understanding, academic skills in terms of me using the most reliable resources to help better my knowledge example the library and internet. Lastly been open minded which is the willingness to dispassionately and rationally analyze new ideas and been able to take initiative without been told. A typical day at work i helped the manager separate different documents of the students, capture all the data that i have separated on the control sheets and filling them. i attended organizational effectiveness class and i was taught how to manage time in terms of using the time study technique. Under this topic it is stated that time study is divided into two sections which is work measurement and method study. The management is very effective reason being it allows students to apply their higher level of knowledge that they acquire from the university in the early workforce challenges that organizations have to deal with repeatedly. My co-workers are very effective,hardworking and supportive towards me because if am facing difficulties in completing a task the offer to help me find the solution to the problem. referring to last year the most difficult part of the job it is when am ordered to inform students who's application are unsuccessful to try apply at a different institutions. finally the most enjo
Prosstrickly working and school lunches
Cons8am until 4pm
Designer | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 01 Feb 2019
Design student
The experience was a first exposure to design as Civil engineering final year student. The school organised an external company as a client to the students to design a suspended mono rail system as one of the modes of transport in South Africa. As students we were under supervision of the external supervisors, which are Qualified professionals in all specialties of Civil engineering field, as well as the professors within the University itself. We were divided in groups. in which we have to choose between all civil engineering subdivisions that we would like to specialise in individually. I was specialising in the field of transportation and hydraulic engineering. In transportation engineering i specialised in design of vertical and horizontal curves for the rail track of the monorail system, i also did transportation planning for the system and design pavement for the depot of main stations for the parking capacity. under hydraulic engineering is designed the water suppy and sewer design by integrating to the existing infrastructure. Furthermore, i designed stormwater management and haversting system for the substations and depots as well along the track itself. What is enjoyed the most was the integration of all engineering disciplines and interaction with other members to come with one objective that we can present and make sense out of it to the client. I learned that as engineers we need to work with each other to achieve and accomplish the objective of the proje
Prosgood interaction with other engineers, complex thinking and detailed solutions
Consno salary
Assistant | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 08 Aug 2014
Productive and very interactive
I worked mostly with students, the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the campus Student Development Practitioner (SDP). I would occasionally deal with students who needed assistance or advice on how to deal with/ go about solving certain financial or academic problems they were faced with when the campus SRC's were not around. I also assisted the SRCs and SDP with mainly administrative work, such as booking transportation, ordering meals, taking in forms from students & the SRC and ensuring that they are correctly and completely filled in before submitting them to the SDP. I worked mostly with the SRC and as challenging as some of their personalities were, I learned that each person needs to be approached differently and even so everyone needed to be approached with a friendly yet firm professional and respectful manner. The hardest part of my job was the really difficult/ hard-headed/ stubborn people. But as difficult as a person can be, treating them with respect and responding in a calmer, friendlier tone turned their attitude and made it easier for them to communicate with you. I enjoyed working with the different people and personalities. There's always something to learn from everyone, it can vary from how other people manage to live and be happy with very little and still manage to be appreciative and grateful; to how better to use my skills or do certain things.
ProsFree food when SRC's had long meetings
ConsLong hours
Laboratory Assistant | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 09 Feb 2015
Satisfying and rewarding work
A typical day as an assistant practical lab assistant included the planning and co-ordination of the practical sessions (curriculum experiments) for the first year biology and biochemistry students. Preparation of reagents, testing that experiments actually worked, ensuring my co-ordination of assistants was well organised and efficient. I thoroughly enjoyed this position because it allowed me to make use of my administrative strengths and my personal confidence with interacting with students and fellow assistants. The most challenging part of the job was probably the management of minor adjustments to the practical sessions without adequate notice been given to me, but I didn't find this to be an inconvenience. My supervisors were both extremely supportive and appreciative of my job efforts. One particular supervisor was meticulous with her management of the practical course and she provided unwavering support to myself and fellow assistants on a constant basis. We shared our frustrations and formed a very functional and happy work relationship. Our team of assistants worked well together and we conducted ourselves to the best of our abilities. Many of us have remained close colleagues. A truly wonderful, motivating and happy work place.
ProsBeing to able to focus on my passion for educating others
ConsDisorganized students, unforeseen setbacks and admin errors
Student Mentor | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 02 Jul 2013
Fun professional environment.
A typical day at work would be attending mentor training once a week, so as to prepare one for the mentor sessions one would be teaching the following week. It would also include interacting with fellow mentees as well as the supervisor on how ones mentor session went as well as discussing any problems one experienced. Training would also include the taking of minutes and learning how to do basic administrative tasks. I learnt the following: keeping a register of students (class attendance); filing of documents; minute taking; attending weekly mentor training sessions; facilitating class activities; marking of student activities; recording marks; financial skills; time management; handling pressure; good interpersonal skills and how to work with a diverse group of individuals. My co-workers are a diverse group of individuals who were also studying while working as a mentor. They are hardworking individuals which one could learn a lot from. The hardest part of the job would be making sure one is up to date with one’s administrative responsibilities. The most enjoyable part is assisting the first years as they transition from high school to University. In addition sharing ideas and working with a diverse group of individuals has been a great experience.
ProsLearning different skills example financial management
ConsBalancing work and studies
Researcher | University of Johannesburg, Gauteng | 15 Oct 2014
Motivation and Knowledge
Education has always been an important aspect of my life. Throughout high school I maintained a high level of academic achievements while volunteering for the school to be the jet club president. While in the University, I took challenging courses such as Mechanics of Machines, Design and production, Thermodynamics and applied thermodynamics, Strength of Materials, Production Engineering and Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering. Work has also been an important aspect of my career and enthusiasm. I have developed strong leadership skills at work, and know how to interact with a wide variety of other people while working several different jobs. I like working within a team to achieve a goal. During my working exercise, I gained the ability to respond to new situation and cope with rapid changes. Creativity, lecturing, originality, ingenuity of problem solving and ability to plan and carry out research are my basic strengths. I have also learnt how to be loyal to bosses at work. I don't see anything hard in the work have done before and even now. I have the strong skill and charisma anywhere I find myself and I am a diversify fellow how can work in any field. I always perform my duties as directed by the employer and I can work under minimum or no supervision to achieve a perfect goal.
Faculty | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 13 Jun 2013
Good working environment and satisfactory
Since i started working for the University in 2010, I learnt so much and I have really been given a lot of opportunities in which I have excelled. I came to realise that I have potential to put the 2 departments for which I worked and still work for as an assistant in the clients' (being lecturers and students) good books. The hardest part of my job has been the high expectations that most of the time the clients have towards me, and having to go the extra mile even put in extra hours into my work to make sure that i deliver to their satisfaction. I must say though that with my line manager always available to help when i get stuck, such situations get easier to deal with. The most enjoyable part of this job is getting to meet with academics with a lot of experience and learning from them what i can do to better my life and reach my goals. I have been inspired to to get my education and achieve my dreams because with the little education that I have even though I have lots of skills, in the future there might not be such opportunities for me.
ProsUnfortunately being a contract employee, I do not have much benefits. Except for the satisfactory salary that I'm paid.
ConsIf need rises for me to put in extra hours, It is never a big deal since I do most of my work online. so I work from home at times.
Soccer Coach | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 22 Jan 2014
Inspiring and fun
training session starts at five working with players that amount to 25 daily,15mins jog as a warm from there players move to different stations depends on the day if we are working on speed,agility,power ,technique,movement etc. Training session would be two hours long. When working with a group of players one learns a lot from the players. What I've learned from the players is the different cultures,behaviors,attitude towards the sport and how to communicate with each of them in different levels. My assistant coach is a hard worker is always willing to learn more and he also gives good assistances on how to approach certain things like preparation of a training session or a game. The hardest part about the job is at times the attendance of the players taking to consideration that the players are students it makes the training preparation difficult because come game time they are not in the same state in terms of fitness level or match preparation level. What I enjoyed most about the job is working with players that gave it their all when training and when playing games, speaking to the players off the field and got to understand their different characters.
ProsThe dayhouses provided with transport
Conslimited offs
Marketing Assistant | Johannesburg, CA | 27 Jun 2022
Amazing people, bad internal services, global ambitions
Amazing people in academic departments. LOTS of politics from Faculty level and up. Global rankings chased to the exclusion of simple things like maintenance on computers, websites, toilets, roofs and elevators... It is no use reporting a problem after reporting it the first time. You will also wait years for management to sort out internal services on the non-Kingsway campuses - IT support, procurement, HR departments, mainteance. And to catch a wake up and provide work-life flexibility to staff who do not face students every day. No flexibility on home/office, or hours worked at university policy level. Many academics create their own rules. But service departments have to do the 5 day 8 to 4 unless you have a sensible manager. During the pandemic the university demanded that everyone switch to online working at own cost, followed by a demand to forget the pandemic and efficient online work ever happened in 2022. Can be a great place to work if you have a sensible manager, your commute is OK, and you don't have to deal with family or caregiving responsibilities.
ProsPayroll always works, great people in many departments, recognizable South African brand to have on your CV.
ConsPut up with it, if you get frustrated not the place for you, UJ orange tape could drown you..... in paper!!!

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How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at University of Johannesburg? What are the steps along the way?
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LinkedIn, Newspaper and PNet
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Through advertisement on website
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There is career growth
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University of Johannesburg is one of the respected organisation.
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What are the perks offered by University of Johannesburg?
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The University provides training on how to train other students and there is an effective feedback process to ensure continuous improvements.
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Education and skills,
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What questions did they ask during your interview at University of Johannesburg?
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What are you abilities, which projects have you done. what was your role
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They ask questions which are related to your current job as well as your qualifications and previous work experience.
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Does University of Johannesburg require background check? What kind of background check does University of Johannesburg do and how long does University of Johannesburg take to complete a background check?
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Qualification verification and work experince verification
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Yes they do
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