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Cardiff University Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2020

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3.9
77%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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Cardiff University President & Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan
Colin Riordan
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working hours, nice working environment(in 17 reviews)

  • "Flexi-time; good annual leave allowance; good colleagues(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Short-term contracts, competitive, lot of pressure to get grants(in 9 reviews)

  • "Lots of short, fixed term contracts(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good supervision from the school

    Cons

    Some of the equipment could so with updating

    Cardiff University2020-02-11
  2. "Not bad for part time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cardiff University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good flexibility with work hours.

    Cons

    Fake and people pleasing environment.

    Cardiff University2020-02-20
  3. "Great colleagues - too much red tape!"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some fantastic, helpful and knowledgeable colleagues great scientific environment good infrastructure and state of the art scientific equipment substantial academic freedom very diverse students - often great fun too

    Cons

    Much too much red tape - you name - it we've got a form...

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    Cardiff University2020-02-19
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

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

    Pros

    Nice and long leave entitlement

    Cons

    Inconsistent working conditions across departments

    Cardiff University2020-01-28
  5. "Fantastic"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardiff University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible, encouraging , friendly, educational, good pay

    Cons

    Management, stuffy, insular, inward looking, pay

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    Cardiff University2020-01-24
  6. "it's okay but you cannot get promoted"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Flexible work, kind colleagues and nice city.

    Cons

    Fix term so no security, low pay and no chances of being promoted

    Cardiff University2020-02-07
  7. "Great benefits and flexible hours"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cardiff, Wales

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

    Pros

    Pay, Pension and Annual Leave is all good. Great opportunities for development

    Cons

    Things are always changing. It's important that you can keep up with the changes

    Cardiff University2020-01-24
  8. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager/Principal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good research facilities and good coworkers

    Cons

    Small university compared to the rest of the country

    Cardiff University2020-01-20
  9. "Little support for long term staff"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardiff University part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good annual leave entitlement

    Cons

    Heavy reliance on fixed term contracts means little job security and no loyalty to exisiting staff members

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    Cardiff University2020-01-28
  10. "Researcg Associate at Cardiff University"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardiff University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting, flexible, good salary, good career path

    Cons

    Short-term contracts, competitive, lot of pressure to get grants

    Cardiff University2020-01-04

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