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University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated 19 January 2018
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University of Birmingham Chancellor Karan Bilimoria
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  • No cons to working at University of Birmingham (in 3 reviews)

  • Difficult to get a permanent position (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reputable university.
    Good access to computers, brand new library, lovely campus.
    Successful student societies and sports groups

    Cons

    A lot of building appears to be more for commerce than for the students.


  2. "good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment to work. Colleagues are friendly.

    Cons

    The food on the campus is horrible. The campus gets really crowded when the students are around.


  3. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Prestigious Uni and great opportunities

    Cons

    Not very nice city though


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  5. "Academic Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Birmingham full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best team spirit. Management genuinely care about your wellbeing and progression.

    Cons

    Potentially difficult to move upwards in a team, although lateral movement around teams is supported where wanted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - KTP Associate in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - KTP Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Birmingham (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible place to work

    Cons

    Difficult to get a permanent position

    Advice to Management

    good


  7. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice atmosphere, good flexi time and holidays

    Cons

    pay could be better as rather low


  8. "Fantastic"

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    Former Employee - Project Officer in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Birmingham full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work, absolutely loved my time here.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative


  9. "Love Brum"

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Birmingham, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Birmingham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independent researcher
    Birmingham is a good city

    Cons

    Independent researcher
    Sometimes the undergraduates make getting a coffee difficult.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "University of Birmingham"

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, nice staff, enthusiastic students, some newly constructed facilities; a very nice university to work and study.

    Cons

    A little too much construction work at times.


  11. "Great scientific community"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff at the university is highly focused on translating basic science into bedside practices to alleviate the burden of disease. Extensive collaboration in between groups is encouraged.

    Cons

    A highly competitive environment with limited job benefits, parking is exceptionally difficult and the gym access is restricted due to the low number of places available compared to the size of the university.


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