University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated May 24, 2022

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4.3
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University of Birmingham Chancellor Karan Bilimoria
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125 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good job, good pay for a student(in 48 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours, academic freedom(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of fixed-term contracts being used(in 13 reviews)

  • "Fixed term contracts, slow descision making(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Nice university

      May 21, 2022 - Graduate Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to study Decent rent price around

      Cons

      Could encounter not responsible lecturers or supervisors

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Care

      May 12, 2022 - Customer Care Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large building don't know staff or team

      Cons

      Good atmosphere pleasant environment to work

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      UK standard

      May 11, 2022 - PhD Student in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can afford to rent in Brum

      Cons

      Not enough for qualified adults to have any disposable income

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent place of work.

      May 11, 2022 - Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Location, campus, expertise, facilities, flexibility

      Cons

      Diversity is still an issue at this institution, though it is improving.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      University of Birmingham

      May 24, 2022 - Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely campus, enthusiastic lecturers and plenty of external opportunities

      Cons

      Should pay their lecturers better- constant strikes and demands for better pay

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      General

      May 24, 2022 - PhD Student 
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      Pros

      Good stipend. Good research facilities. Lovely campus.

      Cons

      Lots of bureaucracy. Sharing facilities is not easy.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      right place to develop

      May 9, 2022 - Postdocotal Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      all is good safety training Carrere oriented courses training on journal writing

      Cons

      working on analytical instruments is very complex

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      decent place to be

      May 23, 2022 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Birmingham, England
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      Pros

      easy transportation, train station available near university campus

      Cons

      lots of univesity administration bureaucracy to deal with

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      university

      May 22, 2022 - Student 
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      Pros

      University of birmingham, edgbaston, uk

      Cons

      Location, college, pollution, communication, birmingham

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      sde

      May 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very good excellent brilliant ok

      Cons

      no no no no no cons

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    University of Birmingham has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 808 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at University of Birmingham to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, University of Birmingham employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at University of Birmingham. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

    79% of University of Birmingham employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of Birmingham 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

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