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Updated 15 November 2018
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Pros
  • "work life balance, was working as a financial advisor to assist student for financial enquires" (in 3 reviews)

  • "International community, good environment and staff benefits" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor treatment of lower graded staff, lack of support from senior management" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Staff members waited weeks and months for responses to what were straight forward requests" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "student ambassador"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible and reliable overall, good opportunity

    Cons

    long hours at times, but payed of by good hourly pay


  2. "Extremely welcoming"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time

    Pros

    This is an extremely laid back place to work. The staff are very friendly and make you feel welcome and the managers are down to earth and your relationship with them is just the same as with anyone else. Staff appreciate work that you do and tell you so, they also take care of you if you're working outside in winter etc, or lifting heavy objects. Also, free gym.

    Cons

    Not much scope for progression long-term, little scope for building a career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.

  3. "Not your typical public sector employer..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time

    Pros

    Huge growth within MMU, with lots of plans for new sites across Manchester, meaning they'll be lots of new opportunities within different areas of the business.
    Central location, and flexible around hours even as a full time employee.
    Approachable leadership.
    Incredible annual leave
    Good benefits
    Guaranteed annual pay rises

    Cons

    Some processes are too long and slow... need to start fresh sometimes, so things will get done


  4. "Peer mentor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay
    Lots of responsibility
    Often additional hours and can choose whe to work

    Cons

    Not many downsides
    Sometimes didn’t get a lot of notice before asked to work


  5. "Great Part Time Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time

    Pros

    Choose when you work, multiple types of work as an ambassador

    Cons

    No real cons involved in student ambassador work


  6. "Contract of employment"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Manchester, England

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good institute and very close supervision

    Cons

    Shorter contracts of employment on offer

    Advice to Management

    Xx


  7. "There are better places to work !"

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

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Good Holidays, Extended Christmas break

    Cons

    Staff promoted due to sycophancy and networking rather than ability or work ethic. The same people gain promotion after promotion despite poor performance.
    The organisation does not value the knowledge and experience of anyone who is not a manager or academic. You will not be consulted regarding any changes regarding your job or processes - they will just be imposed.
    Regular staff restructures and computerisation of administrative tasks whenever possible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff every now and again maybe ? they might just know something !

  8. "An mixed bag really..."

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable wage, some great colleagues
    Some support towards cpd

    Cons

    Some really poor colleagues who aren't fit for purpose
    They work you very hard- the workload model is nearly impossible to understand.
    Research aspirations without giving you the time to research
    Some inept management
    Instances of bullying from middle management
    Large teaching / seminar groups
    Red brick aspirations with poly mentality

    Advice to Management

    Stop picking on your staff
    Stop reacting to the latest fad- have a vision and stick to it
    You are about to lose all of your category a and b researchers if you dont change your category policies.


  9. "Very Good for a student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time

    Pros

    - Good Pay
    - Friendly Environment

    Cons

    - There isn't much to say about cons.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Services Manager
    Former Employee - Services Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The university itself it great, the accademic staff know what they are doing and have excellent relationships with their colleagues and students

    Cons

    The service management team don’t understand education and work on tiny budgets. You can’t get anything done without going though multiple gatekeepers. Management structure is prehistoric and old school institutionalised

    Advice to Management

    Get modern, appreciate the people who work for you, get rid of the gatekeepers.


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