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Birmingham City University Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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3.4
70%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Birmingham City University Vice-Chancellor Graham Upton
Graham Upton
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly staff and good benefits(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great team , friendly, approachable and always willing to help out(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management could improve their relation to the educational staff(in 6 reviews)

  • "Senior Executive (Academics) very hard to work with and reluctant to take on useful ideas(in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Chemistry Teacher in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Birmingham City University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Thats is good facinating and outstanding

    Cons

    That is good and enCouraging

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on practice of students presentations assignmenta before their final one

    Birmingham City University2020-01-22
  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Birmingham City University full-time

    Pros

    Some great teachers A lot of practice work

    Cons

    Some teachers don't care about your education.

    Birmingham City University2020-01-17
  3. "Birmingham City University Trainee Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive and always put student welfare first.

    Cons

    Very unorganised at placing students in school.

    Birmingham City University2020-01-14
  4. "Good Place to Work for a Student"

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    Current Employee - Student Demonstrator in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part friendly staff, clean & pleasant work environment, good pay for student jobs, good sick-day (etc) agreements.

    Cons

    Some staff are hard to work with, uncooperative students can be frustrating, on-site food facilities can be expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Some lecturers could be better trained or more willing to actively engage with students.

    Birmingham City University2019-11-05
  5. "Reception work"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Good salary and lots of great colleagues

    Cons

    Some managers not equipped and lots of restructuring in some departments

    Birmingham City University2019-10-24
  6. "Not the nicest environment"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer 

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

    Pros

    Changing the vision, hopefully heading to the right direction but slowely

    Cons

    very messy environment lots of teaching no focus on research

    Birmingham City University2019-11-12
  7. "Interesting and innovative"

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager 

    I worked at Birmingham City University full-time

    Pros

    - great colleagues - interesting work - new buildings with access to trains

    Cons

    - lots of bureaucracy

    Birmingham City University2019-10-04
  8. "good"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Lecturer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really love working here

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Birmingham City University2019-09-18
  9. "Started great, ended badly"

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

    I worked at Birmingham City University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, a lot of staff really care about the students

    Cons

    Constant restructures means turnovernl is high, and hard to replace experienced staff who leave due to lack of appreciation of their hard work

    Advice to Management

    Constant restructures are destroying the morale of staff, make a plan and stick to it for longer than an academic year

    Birmingham City University2019-09-18
  10. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer 

    I have been working at Birmingham City University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to work in terms of support

    Cons

    Too many desk managers trying to micro manage staff

    Advice to Management

    Not good to micro manage staff

    Birmingham City University2019-08-18
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