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Updated 17 November 2018
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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. "Teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working time
    Well paid
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Repeating task
    Average management
    Lack of challenge


  2. "The Vale Village - great overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly managers, work at your own pace

    Cons

    Not much room for career progression

  3. "Very good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Perfect environment to work for senior researchers

    Cons

    The weather and the city are not the best in Europe


  4. "A Good University with decent student prospects"

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    Current Employee - Student in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Student in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A prestigious university in the Midlands with some good prospects for students. The campus is beautiful but currently undergoing a huge makeover.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the ongoing work around campus has caused some disruption and the takes away from the beauty of the campus. There is also a large reported issue with the lack of mental health support for students.


  5. "OPERATIONS MANAGER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional organisation with high standards and compliance structure.

    Cons

    Temporary staff members on the project were not competent for the project.

    Advice to Management

    A screening process for future candidates would be ideal for certain bespoke projects.


  6. "Teaching Experience at University of Birmingham"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England

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

    Pros

    It is an inclusive working environment. For the most part, lecturers are easy to reach and ask questions. Time scheduling is easy and effective.

    Cons

    There are continuous changes to the programmes and a lot of bureaucracy.


  7. "Part Time Teaching Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, good pay

    Cons

    Delay in payment, bureaucratic structure

    Advice to Management

    Spent several years as a teaching fellow at the University of Birmingham. Good opportunities to learn from experienced lecturers in delivering lectures, designing teaching materials, assessment etc.

  8. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    They have cutting edge facilities

    Cons

    the pool table in chem eng building is bad


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great surroundings, training opportunities and always room to progress

    Cons

    doesnt pay as much as other universities


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Administrator University of Birmingham"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Administrator in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Programmer Administrator in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nus discount and most staff friendly

    Cons

    Not enough staff more managers

    Advice to Management

    More staff on ground level


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