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Manchester Metropolitan University Reviews

Updated Dec 4, 2019

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3.7
74%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Manchester Metropolitan University Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press (no image)
Professor Malcolm Press
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "So far I' am enjoying my time and learning along the way whilst i' am working at MMU(in 10 reviews)

  • "Lots of holidays, flexible working hours(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "The HR department are the same and will stop you complaining about the problem(in 3 reviews)

  • "Disconnect between middle management and the people above them and below them(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good PhD"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Lots of support, good university ethos, many training courses

    Cons

    Small institution can limit number of colleagues on similar projects - depending on your department

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-12-02
  2. "Could be so good"

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    Former Employee - Advisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues, lovely students, new systems

    Cons

    Management do not care about their staff only their careers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your frontline staff

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-12-02
  3. "A poorly organised disgrace"

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    Former Employee - Student Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Front line staff are great.

    Cons

    - Weirdly hierarchical. People will ignore sensible ideas purely because you're on a lower salary than they are. - Poor communication between departments and shambolic training. - A convoluted recruitment process, workshops and interviews, only to find out that what you're told during them isn't actually the case once you start the job. - Talk the talk but don't walk the walk. - Full of stuffy awkward people who... have never worked outside of a university and don't understand how a business normally functions. - Zero job security or development. Would rather see good staff leave (or dismiss them) than address their concerns.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, they are the heart of this university and do an incredible job. You can't just keep letting passionate staff members walk out the door, hoping that you'll eventually have a team of "yes" people - your staff have legitimate concerns that need to be addressed.

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-12-05
  4. "Depends on your department really..."

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Manchester City Centre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You may end up working with some inspirational colleagues

    Cons

    You'll be dealing with a lot of non traditional students, and depending on which department you end up in depends on your overall experience. No room for progression unless you tick ALOT of the right boxes.

    Advice to Management

    Too data driven by information that isn't necessarily representative of the thing that is being measured.

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-10-23
  5. "Review of MMU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great resources available to use

    Cons

    there are no cons for studying/working here

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-09-24
  6. "Great and calm environment"

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    Current Employee - Placement Administrative in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great employee engagement activities such as Engage week

    Cons

    G4s can't make any impact even if they want to

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-09-20
  7. "LLB PeerMentor review job at MMU"

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    Former Employee - LLB Peer Mentor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    . Nice supervisors .Flexible working hours

    Cons

    .No guarantee of work per week

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps implement a set hour policy for students.

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-10-01
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Librarian 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, friendly supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Limited progression because people don’t move on.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to non management staff

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-09-14
  9. "Great place to work in"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great life and Work balance - Freedom in research interests

    Cons

    - Expensive accomodations - No dedicated desks for Phd students

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-09-11
  10. "Excellent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, great people. VC and COO are the best.

    Cons

    Not many chances for internal promotion

    Advice to Management

    Some staff in the higher ranks are not knowledgeable enough.

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-09-10
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