Cardiff University Reviews

Updated 4 Sep 2020

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4.1
83%
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Cardiff University President & Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan
Colin Riordan
70 Ratings
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  • "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. "Research Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate 

    I have been working at Cardiff University full-time

    Pros

    Good environment in the university

    Cons

    no much job security in the university

  2. "postdoc researcher"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cardiff, Wales

    I have been working at Cardiff University full-time

    Pros

    good chance to do the relevant work further

    Cons

    not a big city as London


  3. "Cardiff University Students Union"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Venues Assistant in Cardiff, Wales

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

    Pros

    - great atmosphere - good social network and life - great pay - can work when you want

    Cons

    - sometimes pressured to do club shifts if you don't want them

  4. "FABULOUS"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cardiff, Wales

    I have been working at Cardiff University part-time

    Pros

    Helpful training and colleagues all along the way

    Cons

    Nothing to negatively criticize at this time

  5. "Good postdoctoral experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdcotoral Fellow in Cardiff, Wales

    I worked at Cardiff University full-time

    Pros

    Overall Good work life balance

    Cons

    £20m deficit in the last year

  6. "Great part time"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Student Staff in Cardiff, Wales

    I worked at Cardiff University part-time

    Pros

    Easy to work around your university schedule, fairly simple work

    Cons

    Bad communication between workers and those higher up, can get very clique-y

  7. "Very good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student 

    I worked at Cardiff University full-time

    Pros

    Clear Teaching and friendly people

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough structure implemented

  8. "PhD experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Cardiff, Wales

    I worked at Cardiff University full-time

    Pros

    A very supportive, well supplied, and innovative research environment

    Cons

    Occasionally overly bureaucratic processes to get things done.

  9. "It's one of the best work places"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supportive and genuine team member, reasonable workload, line managers being very generous of supporting our long term career developments

    Cons

    I hope I could stay much longer and I am currently seeking for new opportunities

  10. "Excellent"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Team Leader 

    I worked at Cardiff University part-time

    Pros

    Work available hours, good rate of pay

    Cons

    I can't think of any

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