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Lancaster University Reviews

Updated 5 November 2018
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Pros
  • "Good working environment and good benefits" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Flexible work, amazing atmosphere, if you are looking for a part-time job then the university provides great opportunities" (in 5 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. "Student ambassador"

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

    I have been working at Lancaster University part-time

    Pros

    Well paid, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Limited working opportunity for tours


  2. "Provide staff with a lovely workplace, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well-regarded institution, friendly, easily accessible if you can't drive, pay is decent

    Cons

    Difficult to move upwards as there is little job creation at the moment

  3. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Lancaster, England
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Lancaster, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great working environment

    Cons

    inconvenient locations for spouses to find jobs and to go for international conferences


  4. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lancaster University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time management, teaching experience

    Cons

    Increasing lecture workload, no proper compensation, not much time for research


  5. "Research Associate"

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

    I have been working at Lancaster University full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Not a really research university


  6. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lancaster University part-time

    Pros

    flexible, very nice working environment

    Cons

    not much room for progression


  7. "Lots of opportunities for part-time jobs for students"

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    Former Employee - Student
    Former Employee - Student

    I worked at Lancaster University part-time

    Pros

    Students can conveniently go to the campus for part-time jobs, such as student ambassador, the retail staff at the bar or shops or doing administration work.

    Cons

    Payments for student ambassadors were sometimes late.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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