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Updated 13 September 2018
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  • "No cons to working at University of Birmingham" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Difficult to get a permanent position" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "cleaning operative"

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    Current Employee - Cleaning Operative in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Cleaning Operative in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good employer, good management ,trustfully

    Cons

    professionalise , very kind , good payment ,

    Advice to Management

    no comment


  2. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great working environment, passionate staff.

    Cons

    No cons to my knowledge.

  3. "MSc Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities and Faculties are excellent. Study environment is good.

    Cons

    Not organised and executed properly.


  4. "A fantastic to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    It's great to be part of a thriving academic community with (mainly!) engaged and enthusiastic students.

    Cons

    There can be the potential to get stuck at a certain grade on the pay scale.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, good remuneration

    Cons

    Varied approach to management across University.


  6. "Events organiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work as you can meet so many people and create many activities for the students.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be though, especially during 12 hour shifts.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work
    Friendly Staff
    Good Employee Briefing
    Good Library facilities
    Good Sports facilities

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork
    Sometimes face issues with computers
    Poor support staff (IT Wing)
    Room heating is very bad
    Sometimes coordination is difficult

  8. "Lecturer (assistant prof)"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, research opportunities, good students.

    Cons

    None really. I just never warmed up to the city itself.

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay ratios between senior and ECR staff!


  9. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    T+C's, facilities, colleagues, family friendly

    Cons

    no real cons working here


  10. "Research associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good balance working/ personal life

    Cons

    Too much paperwork and out of date facilities


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