University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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University of Birmingham Chancellor Karan Bilimoria
Karan Bilimoria
54 Ratings
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  • "No cons come to mind, I really enjoyed working as a Student Ambassador(in 7 reviews)

  • "No career for postdoctoral scientists; too many short term contracts(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent employer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice work environment

    Cons

    Fixed term contracts, slow descision making

  2. "Superb Place to Study"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Worcester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Good transport links, leisure activities, student community feel on and off campus, great on campus facilities.

    Cons

    Crime in student housing area - Selly Oak


  3. "great university"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Academic in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    inclusive, range of courses, good links with employers

    Cons

    campus, fees, but overall good experience

  4. "Good Campus and nice city"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The vibe was vibrant and my group have some good people and make the research environment great

    Cons

    Not well paid and too many drunk teenagers in the neighbourhood.

  5. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Has a warm and friendly environment

    Cons

    I can not think any currently

  6. "Decent employer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive of staff and students

    Cons

    Pay is comparatively less competitive

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  7. "Delightful"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reception Assistant in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    I worked in accomodation here part time duting my studies and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great Staff and Team and I learnt alot here.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any negatives it was great.

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Diverse working environment Freedom to guide project

    Cons

    Can be difficult to organise work between departments

  9. "Great Place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Birmingham full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and a good team to work with

    Cons

    Beauracratic and management good be frustrating

  10. COVID-19

    "Good employer but I've reached my maximum potential in the role."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Regional Development Officer in Birmingham, England

    I worked at University of Birmingham full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Varied workplace with students at heart of service. Genuinely lovely colleagues to work with. Benefits in terms of shop and travel discounts. Being a large employer, there's lots of staff groups and activities both in your team and at the wider university.

    Cons

    Rollercoaster - Very slow to change or changes rushed once agreed by management. Limited development budget and opportunities. Needs better training for management team. Mental health support wasn't great.

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