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Aston University Reviews

Updated 10 Mar 2020

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4.4
83%
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99%
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Aston University Chancellor John Sunderland
John Sunderland
10 Ratings
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. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador 

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

    Pros

    Really good flexibility and great pay

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't constant work

    Aston University2020-03-10
  2. "positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Aston University part-time

    Pros

    great team, wonderful atmosphere, supportive

    Cons

    progression isn't the greatest but is possible

    Aston University2020-03-02
  3. "Excellent salary for a PhD"

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    Current Employee - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student in Birmingham, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary and research opportunities

    Cons

    Dealing with big bosses. Add all the meetings to the normal PhD. No possibility to extent the contract when it finishes (when probably PhD is not finished)

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    Aston University2020-03-02
  4. "Pretty good, the staff are great"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great equipment in ebri, Chemistry

    Cons

    Not as prestigious as other unis

    Aston University2020-02-01
  5. "student part time job in aston"

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    Current Employee - Other 

    I have been working at Aston University part-time

    Pros

    Its easy to work as a part time job in lab.

    Cons

    Everything is good, relax and easy

    Aston University2020-01-11
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at Aston University part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for Birmingham, not much pressure from staff

    Cons

    Too many students, so workload can be high

    Aston University2020-01-20
  7. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, great people, and learning new skills

    Cons

    Nothing is really a con with Aston University

    Aston University2019-11-02
  8. "Very good student experience as a volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant - Aston Business Clinic in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Interaction with local companies and real work experience while still a student

    Cons

    no cons at all, everything good

    Aston University2019-10-09
  9. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Student 

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

    Pros

    easy access and nice people

    Cons

    small and not enough resources

    Aston University2019-09-30
  10. "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
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