University of Leicester FAQ

Have questions about working at University of Leicester? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at University of Leicester.

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24 English questions out of 24

22 February 2021

What is health insurance like at University of Leicester?

Pros

good pay and hours so good

Cons

bad health and safety at times

bad health and safety at times

22 February 2021

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11 January 2021

Does University of Leicester have a pension plan?

Pros

Lovely people, good pension, nice culture

Cons

Slow, behind the times, unorganised

Lovely people, good pension, nice culture

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14 February 2019

How are the career development opportunities at University of Leicester?

Pros

very professional, bright, proactive, good international exposure, good place to live, efficient electrical systems, state of the art computing environments, great condition, surrounding community a good urban place to live, promotes climate friendly transport, and energy use

Cons

lots of bureaucracy, very tight security, very rigid, inadequate pay for the cost of living, poor opportunities for advancement, not adequate gender representation in key fields.

Advice to Management

Seek out and hire more women in science and engineering. -- there are three times more men than women. Hire men and women of color. The students are from everywhere (Asia, Africa, South America) and speak a multitude of languages, but the faculty is 95% white, Caucasian! The intent is teach students the kind of world they could create in their home countries, but we fail them by practicing the world of the status quo.

lots of bureaucracy, very tight security, very rigid, inadequate pay for the cost of living, poor opportunities for advancement, not adequate gender representation in key fields.

14 February 2019

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16 January 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at University of Leicester?

Pros

Good Leaning opportunities International exposure Good Work life balance and freedom

Cons

A bit difficult for international candidates to find the cultural fit Visa issues if you are not from the UK

Advice to Management

Focusing on ground level development would help .

Good Leaning opportunities

16 January 2019

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17 March 2020

Does University of Leicester have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Colleagues have been great, friendly and supportive. Work is satisfying.

Cons

Had no mentor. Too little structure. Have no performance based pay.

Had no mentor.

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