Aston University Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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Aston University Chancellor John Sunderland
John Sunderland
14 Ratings
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  • "There is a big disconnect between senior management and teaching and support staff(in 5 reviews)

  • "lecturers can be annoying at times(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic and Forward Thinking Institution"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head in Birmingham, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Aston University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Student-centered, progressive, friendly, developmental, collaborative, single campus location, city centre location.

    Cons

    Diversity within the senior leadership team isn't yet representative of the broader staff and student body

  2. "Great neuroscience, pharmacology and life science departments"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aston University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    World leading research, progressive, friendly

    Cons

    Small campus, business focus, limited staff numbers


  3. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive staff at all levels

    Cons

    Long work hours at peak times (Autumn term)

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  4. "great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aston University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    really flexible, prefect work and life balance

    Cons

    lower salary, limited space to grow, contract based.

  5. "Great Place to be a Part of the Family"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Placements Coordinator in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    The people who naturally gravitate to your team The satisfaction of genuinely making a difference The opportunities for personal growth and development

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel too heavy on KPIs and not on individual circumstances Decisions can sometimes appear erratic and not released within an adequate period of time to the wider team Student satisfaction might sometimes suffer in order to maintain targets and reputation

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  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student in Birmingham, England

    I worked at Aston University part-time

    Pros

    warm and supportive team and environment

    Cons

    no cons to working at aston

  7. "Great opportunity for students"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aston University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, work when you are available

    Cons

    N/A, as an ambassador you must work all the main university open days but this is clearly communicated to you when signing up for the role.

  8. "Great Atmosphere"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Aston University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and resources. Friendly environment

    Cons

    Not very challenging. Lack of opportunities and promotions.

  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great teamwork

    Cons

    Only con at the moment is working remote

  10. "Technically demanding role to support students with differing needs"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Study Support Assistant in London, England

    I worked at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    The flexibility was very good

    Cons

    Lacked on hours offered to work

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