Coventry University Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2021

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3.6
63%
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77%
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Coventry University Vice-Chancellor and CEO Professor John Latham CBE (no image)
Professor John Latham CBE
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent teams, great environment to work in(in 14 reviews)

  • "Academic independence, friendly staff, flexible working(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management promised 5 hours F2F teaching without consulting staff(in 7 reviews)

  • "male pale and stale, and somewhat cronyistic // High staff turnover in many teams (due to people being forced out, or getting fed up with the above(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      10 Jun 2021 - International Student Ambassador 
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      Pros

      Good salary, manager, students and flexible

      Cons

      Nothing is bad in here

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      People Advisor

      20 Jun 2021 - People Advisor in Coventry, England, England
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      Pros

      Good vibrant uni environment work around campus

      Cons

      Very busy a lot of work for role

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Bullies as Management

      16 Jun 2021 - Customer Service Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Annual leave Yearly salary increase Sick pay Free Physiotherapy sessions UNISON recognition On site Canteen

      Cons

      Major changes to made to role without taking into consideration the views of the employees. Evening and Weekend working have now become compulsory rather than optional, despite providing feedback on this. Completely unnecessary to be open during Christmas and Easter holidays. Very poor staff morale as Management do not care and overwork their staff without any recognition or praise, feeding continuous lies to keep them on board. Every staff member is looking for a new job.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A toxic work environment!

      21 May 2021 - Assistant Professor 
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      Pros

      I can’t think of anything but the salary which is not that attractive but better than other institutions.

      Cons

      Unfriendly toxic work environment More focus on teaching than research Unfriendly managers who would intimidate academic staff and treat them as second class citizens compared to students. Some of them are also psychopaths and control freaks! It feels more like a profitable business than an academic institution. They changed job titles without even consulting the staff involved! Low or no annual pay rise! Too much paper work Coventry doesn’t care about academic quality! They take about it but don’t understand what it really means. The Associate Heads of Student Experience are there in every school to make your life a hell!! True psychos.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor management

      15 Jun 2021 - Phd Student Researcher in Coventry, England, England
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      Pros

      Self-improvement Research facilities State-of-the-art research Good assistance from Technical Department

      Cons

      Poor assistance from management Poor consideration for PhD students

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      great

      26 May 2021 - Assistant Lecturer in Coventry, England, England
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      Pros

      very nice, friendly atmosphere in department

      Cons

      Difficult to progress without research

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Positive Employer

      19 May 2021 - Clerical in Coventry, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive, progression opportunities, positive team

      Cons

      Communication between Faculties could be slightly improved

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Coventry University

      17 May 2021 - People Team in Coventry, England, England
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      Pros

      Lots of variety and scope for moving around

      Cons

      can be too fixed in attitude and ways of working

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great employer to work for

      17 May 2021 - Employment Coach in Coventry, England, England
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      Pros

      progressive, inclusive, modern, forward thinking, diverse

      Cons

      non that I can think of

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Job Satisfaction

      7 Jun 2021 - Assistant Accountant in Coventry, England, England
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      Pros

      It is a friendly place

      Cons

      You have to be able to cope with too much stress and deadlines

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