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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at University of Manchester

Pros

The co-workers are pretty awesome.

Cons

The bad weather condition really bothers me.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  1.  

    High in ranking but really bad in reality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The largest university in the u.k., good learning facilities and beautiful buildings. Times/QS ranking at top 30 in the world, although guardian raking shows lower figures that tier 3 universities in the uk. Great city life and easy access to services and shops. A legacy and long tradition of innovation.

    Cons

    Bad quality research in engineering( with the exception of electrical engineering) including computer, mechanical, aerospace, civil and life sciences/ biotech. International students/ researchers from developing countries are treated badly with the exception of "promoted students" who are send to attend independent reviews to keep up university ranking. Students/ researchers are victimized if a complaint is made against senior lecturer/profs, either by reducing exam grades or by calling a researchers research work sub-standard by senior lecturers/ profs. The "zero tolerance for bullying" is not applicable for undergrads, grad students and post-docs. Partially racist attitude of faculty members and poor quality of teaching which is far below standards of tier 2 universities in developing countries. The career service, although voted to be one of the best as per independent reviews, is actually not that good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do something about the cons. Please kindly remove low quality teaching/ research faculty from the computer, mech, aero, civil engineering department. And kindly say no to these racist attitudes and make the "zero tolerance for bullying" as advertised in brochures actually applicable to students and young researchers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place but far too many drawbacks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Great place ... close to city center, a good library, societies and friendly people. The University and research work is highly publicized through media such as news, internet articles, blogs etc.

    Cons

    Very bad teaching quality compared to universities of the same league. Even lecture notes have errors and exam evaluation contain is done badly. Bad treatment of researchers in engineering and sciences, including taking credit by senior lecturers and profs, bad treatment of international students etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is high time that the management took measures to improve standards!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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