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Lancaster University Reviews

Updated 11 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible working hours to match academic timetable" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Flexible work, amazing atmosphere, if you are looking for a part-time job then the university provides great opportunities" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of trust from senior management" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Lack of trust, feel like not trusted to take initiative" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "phd student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lancaster University part-time

    Pros

    it is really great experience

    Cons

    I need to find more chances

    Advice to Management

    I will improve it better in the future


  2. "Innovative environment with some changes required"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lancaster University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Being part of a constantly evolving and innovative institute
    - You can visibly see your work take effect
    - Beautiful campus
    - Friendly teams

    Cons

    - At time, communication across teams and between managers/colleagues can be lacking
    - Difficulty parking on campus
    - Average salary

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to keep communication consistent

  3. "good people but small city"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lancaster University full-time

    Pros

    People are really nice and considerate

    Cons

    The location is quite far from London. The town is relatively small.


  4. "Dr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lancaster University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    tough requirements for teaching, admin, research

    Cons

    heavy teaching loads and admin, unclear about load allocation

    Advice to Management

    more democracy, more clear, more respect


  5. "Great work / life balance"

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    Former Employee - ISS Administration in Lancaster, England
    Former Employee - ISS Administration in Lancaster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lancaster University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enthusiastic staff and great facilities

    Cons

    Senior management can sometimes be difficult.


  6. "A review from a former Causal Laboratory Technician and Tutor in Physical Geography"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lancaster University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely a nice place to work with a lot of research in my Centre (Lancaster Environment Centre).

    Cons

    I did not find any cons at all!


  7. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

    I have been working at Lancaster University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Team
    Good pay for part time work
    Flexible working times

    Cons

    None I can think of

  8. "Worked as a Tutor during PhD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lancaster University part-time

    Pros

    Good people, a university with a good rating.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can say.


  9. "Great Uni"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lancaster, England
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lancaster, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lancaster University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary and critical scholarship encouraged.

    Cons

    Lancaster as a place to live.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Head of Events
    Former Employee - Head of Events
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lancaster University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility from day 1!s

    Cons

    There are no cons to share

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


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