Cardiff University Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2021

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4.3
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Cardiff University President & Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan
Colin Riordan
108 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good annual leave provision and time off for overtime(in 21 reviews)

  • "Flexible working, especially as a new parent(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Heavy reliance on fixed term contracts means little job security and no loyalty to exisiting staff members(in 7 reviews)

  • "Short-term contracts, competitive, lot of pressure to get grants(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good to PhD Students

      Dec 3, 2021 - PhD Student (BBSRC Funded) in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good support and guidance throughout.

      Cons

      Area in which the campus is located is becoming more dangerous.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer

      Nov 30, 2021 - Placements Manager in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very supportive employer Great benefits Nice environment

      Cons

      Limited opportunities at a certain higher grade

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Nov 28, 2021 - Senior Lecturer in Neath, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very Good place to work

      Cons

      Work can be busy at times

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      got nothing to say

      Nov 27, 2021 - Graduate Student in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      is a good uni experience

      Cons

      its cold during winter and it rains

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Supportive environment with good colleagues

      Nov 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Department and division heads are switched on Decisions are not always made fast but are often made well and are informed by staff opinions The right funding and the necessary resources are made available Colleagues are friendly and accommodating

      Cons

      Decision making can be slow Post-covid plans are still in development Some staff need more support

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Solid Uni

      Nov 25, 2021 - Student in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good resources, staff, teaching and opportunity.

      Cons

      Very lenient on who they let in

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great employer

      Nov 7, 2021 - Student Course Ambassador in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible part time hours available and everyone worked with was very friendly.

      Cons

      Didn't really experience any cons, enjoyed working there.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Reasonable wages, poor workload and time management

      Nov 17, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Plymouth, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good research facilities, good staff, decent wages

      Cons

      Poor workload management leads to lots of tangential tasks Too many admin staff

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A good workplace

      Nov 11, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cardiff University is a nice university to work in, with friendly employees who are passionate about their work.

      Cons

      As with many universities, there is a general problem with short contracts and the effects it has on managing living.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Oct 27, 2021 - Bartender in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good and comfortable to work

      Cons

      The hours can be quite long

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