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Updated 8 January 2019
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  • "office politics amongst the senior management team" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Commuting from Wigan is just far enough but you see a different side to people on public transport" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Lecturer"

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

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, supportive,good environment to work.

    Cons

    None is there to mention.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Lovely place to work"

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    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

    Great personal development
    Amazing team

    Cons

    Pay grades are lower than average
    Hard to climb pay grades

    Advice to Management

    The level of management I deal with daily are amazing

  3. "Student at Manchester Metropolitan University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Large variety of student services.

    Cons

    Lack of a service that provides a relaxing/de-stressing area for students.


  4. "Mediocre managers, but some academic freedom remains"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some academic freedom and flexibility.

    Cons

    Management driven by ludicrous metrics. Changes are decided on without consultation and without thinking them through, and often reversed after a year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Refrain from micro-managing your academic staff. They know well enough how to do their jobs.


  5. "Associate Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy. Trust. Encouragement with my own academic progress

    Cons

    Communication could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Clearer delivery of expectations


  6. "Student ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Can easily fit around your university schedule and so many skills are learnt all the different job roles.

    Cons

    The hours can be very long and you may spend many hours on your feet


  7. "Great experience and pay for students"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very high pay for students
    - Easy to sign up for jobs on the Jobs4Stdents platform
    - Wide range of job opportunities (looks great on your CV)
    - Flexible working hours around your studies

    Cons

    - Nothing bad to say

  8. "student ambassador"

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bullying like I have never experienced in 24 years of working life."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's close to University of Manchester, if you fancy jumping ship.

    Cons

    Bullying culture. Like no other workplace I have ever worked. Bullied, literally, to within an inch of my life.

    They have a history and culture of suspending individuals who raise valid grievances and shutting them out of all legal and due processes, never mind basic employee and human rights.

    All front - no substance managers.

    No/poor reasonable adjustments for staff with disabilities, despite promote 'two ticks' accreditation and promoting a HR-run equality and diversity group. I got called 'useless' by a Prof because my hip/mobility disability meant I was in too much pain to walk to a meeting. Reason I had to walk 15 mins between campuses for meeting was because MMU failed to provide me with parking to accommodate disability or risk assess my job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying, Simple as. When you are bullying staff members to the point of suicide, something is very wrong with your practices and culture,


  10. "Extremely welcoming"

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    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.