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University of Birmingham CEO Karan Bilimoria
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  • "No cons to working at University of Birmingham(in 5 reviews)

  • "Short term contracts are not susceptible to extensions, which sometimes leads works to be left incomplete(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Easy Part time job"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    easy. flexible. talkative. food. networking

    Cons

    none really, but you'll have to work outside

    University of Birmingham2019-05-20
  2. "PhD student chemistry"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Birmingham, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazing people, very helpful and friendly

    Cons

    Old management, undergoing change currently

    University of Birmingham2019-05-01
  3. "Excellent Research Environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Excellent Research Environment - staff, PI's etc...

    Cons

    Supporting departments are understaffed which results in slow processing

    University of Birmingham2019-05-08
  4. "Mathematical Modeller"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great infrastructure and work environment

    Cons

    Pay rate is insufficient to cover living costs

    Advice to Management

    The pay rate must get increase, otherwise there will be a high rate of brsin drain out of thr institution on long term bases.

    University of Birmingham2019-05-08
  5. "Uni of Bham"

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

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Work / Life balance, Training & Development

    Cons

    Opportunities to progress are limited

    University of Birmingham2019-04-23
  6. "Good place to study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    It is a quite place with a flourishing economy

    Cons

    The opportunities are a bit limited

    University of Birmingham2019-05-01
  7. "Administrator 2015-2018"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Birmingham full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere, excellent work-ethic. Friendly colleagues, and approachable management among the administration teams. Felt very supported by my manager, and the wider team, during a period of difficult personal issues which affected my work. Good working hours, and competitive salary. Amazing benefits including pension scheme, and discounted use of the state-of-the-art university sports facilities.

    Cons

    I experienced no negative issues whilst working in the University.

    University of Birmingham2019-04-15
  8. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Situated within a beautiful environment

    Cons

    Not much progression I think

    University of Birmingham2019-04-29
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Mentor in Birmingham, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Birmingham part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Im given full support and guidance, my managers treat me with respect and my team is amazing

    Cons

    Some weeks are much busier than others but still thats just the way it is

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

    University of Birmingham2019-04-03
  10. "Excellent place to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    people are fantastic they pay is competitive a lot of benefits

    Cons

    more hours should be give to people that would like to do them

    University of Birmingham2019-04-02
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