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Aston University Reviews

Updated 4 Jul 2019

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3.9
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Aston University CEO John Sunderland
John Sunderland
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Pros
  • "Great communication and generally a good environment to work in(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good teaching facilities, good research, based close to city centre(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is a big disconnect between senior management and teaching and support staff(in 5 reviews)

  • "Lack of fair promotion system means that those who can curry favour with senior management tend to get promoted above the best people for the job(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I worked at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    Collegial Atmosphere, Loads of guidance

    Cons

    The workload is very intensive

    Aston University2019-07-04
  2. "Good for research job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming environment to work

    Cons

    Hard to secure permanent positions following research

    Aston University2019-06-16
  3. "."

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    Current Employee - Academic 

    I have been working at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    Situated at the heart of Birmingham.

    Cons

    Lack of financial funding and out-dated equipment.

    Aston University2019-06-16
  4. "Part-time job at Marketing Department"

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    Former Employee - International Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aston University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunity to practice theories

    Cons

    Difficult to touch deeper due to the attribute and duration of the job

    Aston University2019-06-14
  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Staff events, lots of different people

    Cons

    Students can be rude sometimes

    Aston University2019-05-31
  6. "Good."

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great student job since it’s flexible

    Cons

    A little boring because there isn’t a lot except small face to face enquires

    Advice to Management

    Provide a little more to do.

    Aston University2019-05-24
  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aston University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance Relaxed atmosphere Friendly staff

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Aston University2019-05-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely poor management"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues. Diverse student body.

    Cons

    Management is fully focused on immediate metrics instead of long term. A lot of decision making is poor, backed up by poor data. There is a big disconnect between senior management and teaching and support staff. Teaching load is very heavy, which is excerberated by heavy bureaucracy, poor planning and under-resourced support structures. In many departments staff turnover is high and morale is low.

    Aston University2019-06-12
  9. "Great vibrant company who develop employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Aston University part-time

    Pros

    Personal development and networking opportunities whilst jobs are fun and engaging.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of hours available to work during term time

    Aston University2019-05-05
  10. "Depends on who your line manager is"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent reputation for students

    Cons

    Some management needs to learn the meaning of empathy

    Aston University2019-03-24
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