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Edge Hill University Reviews

Updated 8 April 2018
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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus, friendly staff and great work life balance

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  2. "professor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Ormskirk, England
    Current Employee - Professor in Ormskirk, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edge Hill University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive, ambitious, progressive and fast moving

    Cons

    Not a russel university, a bit further away from relevant activity, new in terms of research activity and in need for further internalization

  3. "A great start at a great University!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Clitheroe, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Clitheroe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had a great welcome and found staff and senior management very supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    So many wellbeing activities and employee benefits to choose - which ones do I opt for?!


  4. "Grest"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edge Hill University full-time

    Pros

    Worked here for 20 years

    Cons

    Can't really progress unless you have a degree

    Advice to Management

    Treat support staff same as academics


  5. "No direction at all"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edge Hill University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are the usual benefits for an organisation of this size - pension, life insurance, travel to work schemes etc. and good facilities on campus for food and drink plus markets and events for students that staff can use too. There are lots of opportunities for internal training organised by HR but it can be hard to work out what the courses are about and a lot you can't take part in until you've been there over a year (and then these schemes only run once a year so you may have to wait years to be able to do them).

    Cons

    Unfortunately the organisation has no real strategic direction. We receive regular emails from management encouraging everyone to increase student numbers but heads of department won't set anyone targets (for teams or individuals) or give any strategy or work objectives. Some of the people are nice but no-one is given any purpose so problems are not dealt with and nothing ever progresses. I was given no induction when I started, only a talk from the VC three months into my role. I wasn't even shown round the campus, just given a map by my manager and told to get on with things, but with no idea what to get on with as our department had no plans at all or any objectives to work to. People are very disorganised, no-one ever shows up for meetings on time and understanding company policies is very difficult as nothing is ever explained. Not really sure what senior managers do that justifies the high tuition fees and most staff seem to have a lot of free time. Hardly ever had any team meetings, probation meetings never happened on time and no 1-to-1s or similar to check up on progress or have a chance to speak to manager about work.

    Advice to Management

    Induct staff properly and have proper structures for inductions. Give staff objectives to work to and managers should meet with them to check progress so people feel supported and like they are making progress in their roles.


  6. "Wouldn't Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ormskirk, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ormskirk, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice campus and good Facilities

    Cons

    Bullying by departmental managers is commonplace. Opportunities to progress
    are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Implement your own policies on bullying and harassment. Hold managers to account and ensure they fulfil their responsibilties in providing support to junior staff.


  7. "A success story and an employer that provides great benefits, environment and treats staff well"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in Leyland, England
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in Leyland, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edge Hill University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Engaging and inclusive
    - Work environment
    - Collegiate & friendly
    - Interesting & challenging work
    - Work contributes to society

    Cons

    Parking can be a challenge at peak times of the year

    Advice to Management

    Keep this humanistic culture and don't become too corporate!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor attitudes to disabled staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus but good culture does not survive on nice plants and artificial lakes.

    Cons

    You can't park & the bus service & train is hard if you are disabled.
    Very poor knowledge of disability support for staff on campus.
    Expect to feel like an outsider fir a very long time.
    Little knowledge & capacity around research, if you want to do any you'll be seen as odd (in some Faculties). Ethnic diversity in staff & students is low.

    Advice to Management

    Modernise your capacity building & staff support. Recognise the risks of ignoring disability legislation & support your staff. Recognise your lack of staff diversity & do something about it.


  9. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edge Hill University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, caring employer, lots of well being benefits, good promotion opportunities, lots of CPD internal and external and good salary and benefits. Beautiful place to work, I wouldn't want to work anywhere else!

    Cons

    None it is a fantastic place to work


  10. "Why a great University to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Ormskirk, England
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Ormskirk, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edge Hill University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All of the students are great to teach and the facilities are first class which makes teaching easy and very effective

    Cons

    Due to the location some of the students can moan as they have had to travel into Liverpool to go out meaning there might is longer


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