University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2021

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University of Birmingham Chancellor Karan Bilimoria
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Pros
  • "Excellent annual leave days and flexible working(in 33 reviews)

  • "Jobs for students give good pay(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Working on short-term contracts can be stressful(in 8 reviews)

  • "Fixed term contracts, slow descision making(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A perfectly fine place to work as a uni student

      Sep 11, 2021 - Nursery Supervisor in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Staff are lovely Well-organised First Aid training

      Cons

      That it had to end when my registration with Worklink ended

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Really good workplace

      Sep 10, 2021 - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Good work environment, interesting activities and great pay for a student.

      Cons

      No downsides. Really good overall.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Sep 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Supportive managers, good developmental opportunities

      Cons

      Salary and benefits could be better

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      PhD student stipend

      Sep 14, 2021 - PhD Student in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Enthusiastic environment and people Flexible working time

      Cons

      Efficiency of solving issues can be improved

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to do a research degree

      Sep 5, 2021 - Phd Student Researcher 
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      Pros

      Very well resourced for research, though I can only comment on the MDS! Multiple institute specific pros, including collaborative working style.

      Cons

      To be a bit glib, the major con is the university itself. Any legal paperwork, purchasing, or other bureaucratic task that has to pass through the hands of the University rather than the institute or School takes an age and can be like pulling teeth, largely due to understaffing.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Not enough support

      Sep 2, 2021 - Research Fellow in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      We have a lot of freedom

      Cons

      Not enough support for academics

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Based on recent experiences

      Sep 2, 2021 - Manager in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Good working benefits. Protected employment. On-site Parking. Extended Christmas and Easter time off. Good mental health and occupational health support.

      Cons

      No in house promotion opportunities for proven performance. A not what you know, who you know manager attitude. No real tangible performance based reward scheme. Personal development reviews seen as a box ticking exercise rather than development.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Sep 1, 2021 - Research Fellow in Edgbaston, England, England
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      Pros

      Valuable experience and learning opportunities. Nice colleagues.

      Cons

      As a researcher no time limit for work. Publication preparation etc. consume several hours in addition to the usual working hours. Work life balance is an issue.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

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      Aug 31, 2021 - Senior Lecturer in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      good place to work indeed

      Cons

      few people in power electronics to work with

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very stimulating

      Aug 15, 2021 - Solutions Architect in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Good ethics, people want the best for the students and staff

      Cons

      Sometimes a little too committee driven, not fast acting or decision driven

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