De Montfort University Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 21 Aug 2019

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  • "Friendly staff, gym, cafe, location(in 7 reviews)

  • "freedom as academic, best support from line managers, reasonably good colleagues and working environment(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "work atmosphere"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    freedom as academic, best support from line managers, reasonably good colleagues and working environment

    Cons

    None in terms of work or the working environment; salary is the only cons but that is not limited to DMU, but nationwide

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  2. "Researcher and project manager in Computing"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Fellow 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at De Montfort University for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team working environment, good annual leave, motivation across team, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Bad management style, not open to flexible working arrangements, forced to leave as a result.


  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at De Montfort University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working hours flexibility Great teamwork and motivation from Project Lead Provided with sufficient resources to accomplish the project to the specific deadline Immense positive, friendly work environment and got the opportunity to work with a culturally diverse teammates

    Cons

    No bonus, reimbursements. Work longer hours despite existing workloads.

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  4. "Style over substance"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at De Montfort University full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment Challenging workloads Great holidays

    Cons

    Senior management are far too removed from the rank and file

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  5. "My Experience of the Downwards Spiral that is Part-Time Lecturing at DMU"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time/Seasonal Lecturer in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at De Montfort University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Modern, vibrant working environment -Fairly good working facilities -Positive attitude towards student satisfaction -Good investment in campus buildings -Rapidly increasing national and international recognition

    Cons

    -Poor training and development opportunities for part-time lecturers -Pay/contractual duties not reflective of actual workload -Delays/errors in payment -Little chance of career progression due to university's poor adherence to advancement agreements regarding part-time staff -Intentional limitation of stated contractual obligations and duties for part-time staff, making it hard for them to demonstrate their actual contributions to the university

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    "Mixed Experience you may need to get out to get on"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at De Montfort University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Surprisingly good research culture in places for an ex-poly, good (physical) work environment, good business and professional connections

    Cons

    Beware the performance management culture that sits just across the road from bullying - I didn't experience this myself but others have, there are some weak and over-promoted people in significant positions. Poor promotion prospects except for people in faddish and 'of the moment' initiatives. Oh, and this may sound like a little thing but the parking's rubbish. If you are teaching an evening class 'til late you'll still need to be parked up by 745. That makes for a long, long day.

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