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University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated 16 March 2019
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  • "No cons to working at University of Birmingham" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Pay is average and also not a very long contract" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Work environment at Bham University"

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

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Great campus, international team, relaxed environment, inexpensive city

    Cons

    some buildings are very old


  2. "A great place to work in the most part although, support for staff is not their when needed."

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to do research and collaborate with other scientists.

    Cons

    University as a whole is not good at looking after or retaining their staff or postgraduate students. Little or no support with issues such as bullying mental health issues . All efforts are focused on attracting new students and staff with specific backgrounds to boost ratings and image. Current staff in my department don't even have anywhere to eat lunch.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on the well being of current staff is needed.

  3. "Research Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful environment. Public engagement and teaching opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucracy issues in terms of the release of approved funds, IT issues not resolved as fast as they should


  4. "Modest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    University with excellent reputation and culture

    Cons

    Low salaries, poor senior management and unexcused competition


  5. "Student Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Great pay for students who want part time work

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  6. "Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Fun, easy work and very relaxed

    Cons

    Nothing to mention had a good time


  7. "Lab demonstrator since and Tutorial supporter since"

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

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    I worked as Lab demonstrator and Tutorial supporter since September 2016 at the University of Birmingham until now.

    Cons

    Only 8 to 10 hours per week

  8. "Moving in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great team collaboration, sense of pride in work and excellent annual leave.

    Cons

    Often competing priorities and limited funding to drive new initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more entrepreneurial spirit within and across professional services.


  9. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Great Campus and PGR support

    Cons

    Construction work slow, communication between departments isn't great.


  10. "Chemical engineering department- depends on which group you work with"

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You often get access to other labs/departments in order to use their access
    Most of the people especially international are friendly

    Cons

    In some groups no one will care about you and you may not get help at all
    Better management and organisation instead of focusing on health and safety and wasting time on all the unnecessary trainings/inductions