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University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated 3 November 2017
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  • No cons to working at University of Birmingham (in 3 reviews)

  • Bureaucratic red tape which makes green-lighting anything in a timely fashion nearly impossible (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great scientific community"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff at the university is highly focused on translating basic science into bedside practices to alleviate the burden of disease. Extensive collaboration in between groups is encouraged.

    Cons

    A highly competitive environment with limited job benefits, parking is exceptionally difficult and the gym access is restricted due to the low number of places available compared to the size of the university.


  2. "Took a chance on me"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, jobs come up all the time
    Really good internal personal development courses- for free!
    Nice green campus
    Willing to help you develop in your career

    Cons

    Sometimes it's so large that work gets lost or duplicated
    Lunch queues are unmanageable
    University train station dangerous and crowded


  3. "Careers Network Student Team Member"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Friendly team, supportive, understanding, flexible hours, overtime always available, excellent rates of pay, interesting work.

    Cons

    I have not really experienced any negatives.


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  5. "Chemical Engineering Student"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineering Student in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineering 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

    Great staff and facilities at UoB. Lots of development work is currently being undertaken which will benefit the University in the long term,

    Cons

    Very varied experience across departments and schools on campus. Uni life is what people make of it here as there as clubs and societies for everyone to get involved in.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to increase study space in accordance with current development rates as it can often be difficult to find study rooms or computers on campus.


  6. "Pritchatts Park Site Assistant Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Site Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Site Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Flexible with hours
    Nice staff

    Cons

    Not very efficient
    Can wait a long time to get timetables
    Can have to do some gross and menial jobs

    Advice to Management

    Have an electronic system to record jobs and their completion


  7. "Great place to work, very friendly and supportive."

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, friendly staff and good pay.

    Cons

    As a part time Student Ambassador I had no problems working for them.


  8. "Avi"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    very strong economics department and large campus investments

    Cons

    the city centre can be very congested


  9. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Great Manager
    - The pay is good

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  10. "project management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    good organisational structure, professional division of labour between different departments

    Cons

    need to be self-leading, email communication is not preferred


  11. "Medical PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, a lot of support, opportunities to learn and develop a lot

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of paper work


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