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Edinburgh Napier University Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 4 Jul 2019

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Andrea Nolan
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  • "Bad organisation between lectures, classes overlapping themselves and taking off classes you would like to do(in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management need to be visible and demonstrating improved results(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall Not Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Buildings and offices are well laid out, equipment is of good quality and up to spec, some venues have nice gardens and grounds. The academic arm is doing the best it can possibly do and provides good quality service to students. Majority of ground workers are extremely pleasant and very good to work with.

    Cons

    Poor hiring decisions and senior management level over a number of years. Internal promotion and hiring based on who they are and not ability to the job. Career path in IT not in line with the rest of the sector, cannot progress without giving up what you love doing. Female applicants for IT positions are being dropped despite great talent being displayed in practical test at...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire externally from senior management positions. Flatten management structure. Learn lessons from feedback as opposed to imposing staff engagement processes on staff as punishment for negative feedback.

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-05-02
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Worst place I have ever worked and now voted worst University in Scotland"

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    Current Employee - Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Lots of in-house training opportunities -Many staff are friendly and offer a supportive environment from peer-to-peer -Staff facilities are good - kitchen, gym, cycle to work schemes, occupational health provider, work stations, stationery and copy/printing facilities, library, staff discounts -Good pension provider and contribution -Many opportunities for staff to feedback -Flexible working hours (flexi-time) ...

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    Cons

    -Rare or no career progression opportunities -Work can become monotonous and boring -Ineffective or no decision making on important matters -Communication from management is very poor -Morale is very low -Staff feel undervalued and underappreciated -Academics rely too heavily on Support Staff -High staff turnover, or lots of vacancies due to staff leaving but are not being replaced due to a 'recruitment freeze',...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide progression opportunities to staff. Raise morale. Stop recruiting more senior management positions and recruit more lower-grade staff to deal with the increasing workloads. Have fair HR policies which apply to all staff. Improve communication and transparency. Hire managers who have social skills, can take responsibility, have faith in their staff, can delegate, have confidence and make decisions. Improve the...

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    Edinburgh Napier University2018-04-10
  3. "Good salary and environment, staff development and performance appraisals needed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time

    Pros

    Is a good environment in general with nice and friendly staff in the main. Good rates of pay for work done.

    Cons

    Some staff definitely have an easy set up with no drive for improvement and increased commitment. More career enhancements for high performing staff and talent within organisation Some of the support services poor and can be improved Senior management need to be visible and demonstrating improved results

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making the student experience the best, focus on bringing new staff into organisation to deliver change and improve results across key performance indicators

    Edinburgh Napier University2017-02-08
  4. "Mixed prospects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and holiday allowance. Generally good facilities overall across the various campus sites. Departments, facilities and support services are generally well-funded and contemporary. Salaries increase annually within the progression system up to the maximum for the role's salary range, and staff with the university for more than 5 years get extra annual leave entitlement. The university offers a...

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    Cons

    The university has a very siloed setup, with poor communication between departments and groups. Political shenanigans and chicanery abound (though this is common in the public sector and not unique to ENU). Morale & motivation seems to generally be an issue. Senior management seem to separate the needs of academic staff & students from priorities of support staff a lot of...

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    Advice to Management

    Drop the overly-complicated nonsense for internal development plans and focus on the roles of staff and how they can progress & develop, then encourage them to use the new skills and knowledge they gain to make the university a better place. Take steps to shift the culture away from the workaday clockwatching and towards improving the university as a working environment for everyone. Stop trying to push corporate...

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    Edinburgh Napier University2016-08-24
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