Bath Spa University Reviews

Updated 14 Oct 2020

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Bath Spa University Vice-Chancellor Susan Rigby
Susan Rigby
4 Ratings
  1. "Collegiate community"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive. More agile and less bureaucratic than larger Universities. Beautiful campus. Flexible working available. Focus on creativity, innovation and enterprise. Sustainability is a priority.

    Cons

    Limited infrastructure / availability of management information, although this is improving.

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  2. "Friendly place to work"

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

    I worked at Bath Spa University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and fun place to work

    Cons

    strategy and vision needs work


  3. "Ok place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pro Vice Chancellor in Bath, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bath Spa University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive environment, collegial and there are opportunities

    Cons

    Small, salary is lower than most

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  4. "Rewarding work let down by poor management."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employability Officer in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bath Spa University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with students and local employers is very rewarding. Students appreciate time and effort made on their behalf. Inspiring colleagues and strong team spirit.

    Cons

    Managers often have no training and limited experience. HR's internal training is poor quality. Worklife balance while promoted officially, is patchy department to department and dependent on experience and attitude of manager.

  5. "Environment beautiful. Department deteriorating."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estates Worker 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Grounds lovely,community of workers and students. Busy structured work,benefits and work conditions.

    Cons

    No real pay rise for a decade. Poor communication between and in departments.

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  6. "Good environment and nice co-workers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, flexible working, good employee benefits

    Cons

    Currently undergoing a restructure which is affecting morale negatively.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Troubled"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services in Bath, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bath Spa University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus with some very supportive colleagues

    Cons

    What was a successful, niche organisation is struggling in the corporate world

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "A job that will kill your lifestyle and friend zone"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Bath, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bath Spa University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus to walk on. Especially to clear the mind. Not too far to travel to from city centre Summer time it’s a beautiful site to be on

    Cons

    Long hours. Bad pay. Contradicting staff Backstabbing staff Lazy staff Student narcotic issues and behaviour issues where welfare/senior staff do nothing about the issues (bums on seats)

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Going down hill...but now under new management!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Bath, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance can be good Friendly on the surface (stay professional and guarded though) Campus is Fresh Supportive colleagues in most schools Good IT support - (You will need this!)

    Cons

    Managerial and financial austerity Weak HR allows bullying and coercion Student culture is ultra transactional and individualistic Promotion prospects are low - Career stagnation is a common discussion point Communal hot-desking (most tutors don't use the spaces unless teaching). IT systems are cheap and lack investment

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrator"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bath Spa University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    beautiful setting, good work balance

    Cons

    promotion prospects, small university size

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