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Updated 19 June 2018
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  1. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coventry University part-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, great staff, friendly environment, challenging

    Cons

    Minimum wage, not enough shifts

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed as the management team is very good


  2. "Not Bad"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Coventry, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, flexible work environment and in general OK university

    Cons

    Senior management team in charge of academics are not academics and do not like academic people.
    not easy to progress

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your academic staff

  3. "Vibrant university"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coventry University part-time

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere and inspiring organisation to work for with inspiring people to work with. Lots of growth and opportunities to develop.

    Cons

    Change does not seem to happen fast enough and some resistance to change in 'we do it this way because we have always done it this way'.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with time, Helpful people to work with

    Cons

    Too much light on negetive aspects

    Advice to Management

    Equal treatent of all employee and equal distribution of work for all


  5. "good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coventry University part-time

    Pros

    good salary and holiday entitlement along with their rewards system.

    Cons

    no opportunity to progress further.


  6. "Student Union"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coventry University part-time

    Pros

    Really friendly staff and easy to talk to. Always help you with any problem you may have.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Coventry University great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Manager in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coventry University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great organisation to work for

    Cons

    Changing into a business as apposed to an educational environment

    Advice to Management

    Management are supportive

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Spent a lot of time applying for a vacancy - faculty still have not looked at candidate's - 3 months to date!"

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    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coventry University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No pros about this as time is precious and this illustrates poor time management. To be fair, the HR department have been quite helpful.

    Cons

    Absolute disrespect of potential employee's time, why post a vacancy and closing date when the recruiter has no intention to review the applications?!!!

    Advice to Management

    Poor management of time


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Current Employee - Lecturer

    I have been working at Coventry University full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility good colleagues Travel options
    Holiday
    research options

    Cons

    Pay not based on teaching experience
    Only care about about PhD's
    Reputation of university comes above staff
    not feeling valued
    Expected to deliver modules that are not in your experience or expertise

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and make your staff feel valued. Look after your staff, they will look after the students...... which will influence the ranking feedback assessments


  10. "Frantic Pace and no Training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coventry University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative organisation to provide up to date methods and a global voice to students. Strong focus on the global graduate.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment with poor leadership at the high and mid levels. Staff development is haphazard. Basic training such as Excel is no longer provided.

    Advice to Management

    Give staff training and Excel and avoid shturmovshchina


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