Plymouth University Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 19 Jun 2020

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Plymouth University President Wendy Purcell
Wendy Purcell
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great location of campus, flexible working arrangements, coffee shop meetings, good pay and benefits(in 11 reviews)

  • "Flexible work schedule, good pay(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "As a whole, Plymouth is not the most impressive University in terms of academic reputation(in 6 reviews)

  • "The senior management (if you can call them that) are obsessed with ancient and ill throughout processes(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "It can get pretty chaotic"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Plymouth University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements; laid-back colleagues

    Cons

    Weak research support due to poor research environment

  2. "Good atmosphere"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plymouth University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working Good team spirit Very international in the labs

    Cons

    Not many bad points to say so far

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  3. "Best place in Plymouth to work."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Placement Officer 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great location of campus, flexible working arrangements, coffee shop meetings, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of parking nearby, recent redundancies and ongoing threat.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plymouth University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good pay

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment

  5. "Going through a difficult transition"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Temporary Secretary in Plymouth, England

    I have been working at Plymouth University for more than a year

    Pros

    The University offers flexible working, there are good people working very hard to keep it going and the University has good pay, better than you find for most jobs in the area.

    Cons

    Lack of direction by management, going through a difficult transition period, better communication required, need to give line managers better training.

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  6. "I am a technician"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plymouth University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, being trusted and able to organise your own work day.

    Cons

    Communication but that's not surprising considering the size.

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  7. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Advisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Training and support Generous leave package

    Cons

    Difficult to progress sometimes if you're looking to do so

  8. "Student Ambassador"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work Pays more than what they could be paying us Work as a student ambassador is easy and enjoyable

    Cons

    Poor communication At times it can be hard to get much work

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Previous Associate Lecturer"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Plymouth University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working Manage own time 24 hour library access Coffee shops onsite Really nice place to live - easy access to Cornwall, Dartmoor and the coast

    Cons

    Tight deadlines If you're an associate lecturer you are unlikely to be provided office space. As such you'll have to meet students in the library or elsewhere if they need extra support. Pay is not enough - can take 4-5 hours to plan a lecture yet pay is only provided for hours taught.

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  10. "Test Manager"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plymouth University

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions, good location, good leave allowance

    Cons

    Pay and rewards less favorable than others, lack of networking opportunities in Plymouth

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