Lancaster University Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 21 Dec 2019

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  • "Lack of transparency from senior management; Going for a promotion is like shooting at moving goalposts(in 6 reviews)

  • "Small town which doesn't have as many things to do(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Top University to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lancaster University full-time

    Pros

    - Beautiful campus - Opportunity for further study and development - Inclusive and relaxed place to work - Good compensation

    Cons

    - More links with Senior Management.

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  2. "Fair place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lancaster University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Community, flexibility, great students, nice campus

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from senior management; Going for a promotion is like shooting at moving goalposts


  3. "Paid Internship"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Internship in Lancaster, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lancaster University for less than a year

    Pros

    - Ability to manage own workload - Flexibility of hours - Varied tasks - Supportive colleagues - Free careers support for staff - helped me get a full time job straight after finishing internship - Great pay for what it was

    Cons

    - Morale in university staff declining due to university increasingly being run as a business. Pay cuts and longer hours for staff, bonuses for senior management. Sad to see people who believe in education and the betterment of students take cuts to their quality of life. This is a general trend in higher education however, not something unique to Lancaster.

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  4. "Great work / life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ISS Administration in Lancaster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lancaster University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enthusiastic staff and great facilities

    Cons

    Senior management can sometimes be difficult.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Too Many Cooks"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lancaster, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lancaster University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team of people, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Beautiful campus setting with great views. Excellent facilities on site.

    Cons

    Lack of trust from senior management. VERY political, to the point where projects almost grind to a halt whilst decisions are awaited. Some members of the senior management will not hesitate to shout and swear in meetings.

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  6. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - LUSU Events Crew Member in Lancaster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lancaster University for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working in Events for Lancaster University Students' Union (LUSU), I had an active, fun, dynamic job. There is a really positive team culture in this department - everyone supports each other and will happily continue to lend a hand outside rota'd hours (even though they are absolutely not pressured to do so!). There is plenty of training and experience to be gained from working here. There are also lots of volunteering opportunities in other areas of LUSU, often organised by people you work with, making it easy to get involved. I could choose how much or how little I wanted to work so I was able to fit work around my degree. I believe the pay is excellent for a part-time student job, and it increases each year, often above inflation - since I left, the hourly rate for my job has gone up by 22p!

    Cons

    LUSU can feel cliquey and is certainly viewed by those outside as such. I'm not sure how this could be addressed though. I worked in a very close team and rarely saw or interacted with senior management so I felt disconnected with the wider organisation.

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