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Edge Hill University Reviews

Updated 28 November 2018
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  1. "Great to work for"

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

    I have been working at Edge Hill University part-time

    Pros

    Very high rate of pay

    Cons

    Low working hours every week


  2. "Student job working with Media loans"

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    Former Employee - Media Assistant in Ormskirk, England
    Former Employee - Media Assistant in Ormskirk, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, good easy work with challenges, helpful and supportive manager

    Cons

    limited time to focus on my actually university work

  3. "Nice campus but hard to progress"

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    Current Employee - Departmental Administrator in Ormskirk, England
    Current Employee - Departmental Administrator in Ormskirk, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff benefits, nice campus, most of the people are friendly

    Cons

    hard to progress, salaries are lower here than in the same positions in other North West Universities

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "Great Place to work"

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    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


  5. "professor"

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    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


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

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    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?!


  7. "Grest"

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    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

  8. "No direction at all"

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    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.


  9. "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.


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

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    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!