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Anglia Ruskin University Reviews

Updated 30 May 2018
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  1. "An excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anglia Ruskin University full-time

    Pros

    Pride in where I work

    Cons

    None I can think of


  2. "professional staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anglia Ruskin University part-time

    Pros

    friendly team, benefits such as generous holiday

    Cons

    poor management, hard to move up

  3. "Progressive university in a rapidly-changing market"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anglia Ruskin University full-time

    Pros

    Supportive employer, up-and-coming in the sector, some pockets of industry excellence

    Cons

    Uncompetitive salaries compared with industry, average salaries in the sector

    Advice to Management

    The university finds itself in an increasingly competitive sector with reducing demographic. Outlook is challenging. Anglia Ruskin has the staff to rise to this challenge (see its significant rise in league tables in the past seven years) but recent changes to the most senior management has led to unclear strategy.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Annual leave entitlement is good but you need it. Most people are overworked.

    Cons

    Not collegial. Lots of mental health issues, sickness and settlement agreements.


  5. "Admissions Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Anglia Ruskin University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues and training. Good benefits

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is no on-site parking.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Still looking for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglia Ruskin University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have good IT system, friendly colleagues, and supportive. Chelmsford campus is in a fantastic place. Good for CV building. They provide so many in house training opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much teaching pressure and three semesters in a year so you will end up teaching from May to July and assessment marking takes place in August. So no proper space for research. Parking is very expensive in Chelmsford. As a new staff you wont get parking permit from uni. If you're based in Chelmsford very often you have to travel to other campus in Cambridge for teaching.

    Advice to Management

    Teaching load should be reduced and more research opportunties should be provided.


  7. "New Faculty review"

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    Current Employee - Research and Teaching in Chelmsford, England
    Current Employee - Research and Teaching in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglia Ruskin University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It has been 6 month I have joined the university in a relatively senior position, I find the place to reflect a healthy and Inclusive work culture and it is a progressive university

    Cons

    being relatively a new university several of the department are not yet fully developed both in terms of administration policy and structure and academics

    Advice to Management

    The marketing strategy for the university needs serious support and boost for the overall progression and visibility of the university

  8. "Fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Anglia Ruskin University full-time

    Pros

    If your immediate team is good, ARU can be a nice place to work. Most jobs are well paid, compared to similar in other HEIs

    Cons

    Work across the university is disjointed and lacks direction

    Advice to Management

    Value skills and experience more


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work, pay is good and people get on. Good link with management where new ideas can be driven.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of communication between central services and faculties which can be frustrating. If this was improved then there would not be much to complain about.


  10. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chelmsford, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Anglia Ruskin University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Accommodating and allowed part time contract work on project in between postgraduate studies. Professional but relaxed work environment most based from home and on site.

    Cons

    Work can feel slightly repetitive and workload pressure can be quite bad at times. Lack of parking on site for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Take steps to communicate strategic goals to staff who facilitate them, this will go a long way to helping them understand the nature of their individual roles outputs.


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