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Coventry University Reviews

Updated 10 November 2017
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  • Very poor management and lack of concern for staff wellbeing (in 3 reviews)

  • High staff turn-over due to poor management tactics (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work for a while"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coventry University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, nice people, efficient HR

    Cons

    Poor management, high turnover, pay


  2. "Completed my BA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Brilliant staff, really helpful and always happy to help

    Cons

    The departments are sometimes a bit disorgnaised


  3. "Excellent Place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Coventry University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Business Like, Student Focussed.

    Cons

    There are no issues experienced yet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you are doing.


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  5. "My review of Coventry University"

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    Current Employee - EAP Tutor in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - EAP Tutor in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coventry University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive colleagues; keep-coming opportunities; humble atmosphere

    Cons

    Located in a not very nice-looking town

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coventry University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive team
    Ability to work from home
    Many benefits including NUS card
    Flexible working patterns

    Cons

    There are no cons so far

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coventry University full-time

    Pros

    Lovely community of people. Lot's of support from colleagues.

    Cons

    Convoluted management structure. Too many processes and progression can be a challenge.


  8. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Coventry University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work for a variety of departments
    Managers always nice and understanding

    Cons

    Limited hours and competitive

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of academic staff


  9. "data collation assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coventry University part-time

    Pros

    good pay for university job

    Cons

    only a few hours of work. very competitive


  10. "Stale and boring"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coventry University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    predictable, good benefits, not hectic at all

    Cons

    lazy, boring, not exciting at all, full of politics and bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    please make it innovative and creative, people exist who are from the century who dont even believe the new tech will help the place grow also cut down on politics and bureaucracy


  11. "lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coventry University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    central location in heart of london

    Cons

    space an issue and meeting


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