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UWS Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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  1. "Poor salary, lots of oportunity to progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UWS full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good hours, projects can be fun

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well, a lot of office politics etc.

    Advice to Management

    Not so many managers, some are useless with fabricated job titles


  2. "Postdoctoral Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Paisley, Scotland
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Paisley, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UWS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to do research with drive for expansion and improvement

    Cons

    No cons come to my mind


  3. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UWS part-time

    Pros

    happy environment, clean, lots of space, flexible.
    positive colleagues
    educated

    Cons

    Quiet
    Not a lot of team work
    Lack of communication between departements


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  5. "Messy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UWS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to get interesting stuff done. Students are enthusiastic and engaged, on the whole. Some lovely colleagues. Provided you can keep your head and stay focused on the task in hand, it can be a rewarding place to work.

    Cons

    Poorly organised, very poorly managed, with massively overpaid and under-achieving senior managers. An awful lot of people who have been hanging around the place for far too long. Promotion opportunities are limited - feels rather 'stuck' and 'static'.


  6. "Crazy place - needs to listen to staff and sharpen up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UWS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some interesting opportunities. Students are a nice bunch. Has lots of potential. Slowly becoming more outward facing and international which is a good thing. Pay, benefits, rewards in line with the HE sector as a whole. Some excellent colleagues and interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Terrible, incompetent and overpaid senior management. Appalling communication. Incoherent strategy. Lack of vision. Some very questionable decisions. Lack of listening.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and students. Give them the support and resources they need to succeed. Clear out the dead wood deal with poor performance and build on success.


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    "More disorganised an overmanaged than The Roman Empire around 400AD"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Paisley, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Paisley, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UWS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can just get on with your work and ignore the University. You can either work very hard or skive furiously. I prefer to work very hard. But nobody in management knows whether I do or don't. it is purely therefore a conscience thing.

    Cons

    Ever having to interface with the University. It is filled with stupid people who get in the way of doing a good academic work.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Reorganise. Find better people. Get a direction. Get out of the road.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Generally good, but stressful."

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support Analyst in Paisley, Scotland
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support Analyst in Paisley, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UWS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team, free car parking

    Cons

    Politics, bad communication between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications, try to remove the politics and empire building.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting ..."

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Ayr, Scotland
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Ayr, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UWS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A growing organisation, currently well-placed in vocational/academic education.

    Cons

    Communication is patchy and erratic.


  10. "Change change change. Improvement, improvement, improvement???"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UWS full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, some reasonable workers, new campuses and improvement

    Cons

    Stale, poor leadership (but maybe that has changed?)


  11. "Bar Staff, Hamilton"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UWS part-time

    Pros

    Easy going flexible, good environment.

    Cons

    Few, maybe not enough hours.

    Advice to Management

    Improve PR


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