- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (Less than a year)
I worked as a MSc student rep and it gave me full opportunity to work with teachers and other fellows
I would like to serve on more positions
Advice to Management
Good Working environment, please maintain it.
I worked at University of Birmingham part-time (More than a year)
Support for future after finishing my degree, positive, gave me lots of opportunities.
Was a temporary role, would have liked to continue.
I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (More than 10 years)
Campus is well kept, there is a very high level of investment in buildings.
The academics here are generally very good.
Low level bureaucracy is massively underfunded so that basic operations don't function properly (HR, contracts and purchasing are particular lows) .
High level non-academic roles are many, but in some cases they are pretty ineffective.
Funding for small things at departmental level is very poor, so you have to pay your own expenses more often than not.
There is nowhere near enough parking for the number of staff on site.
I worked at University of Birmingham full-time (More than 3 years)
A highly ranked university, access to a lot of equipment
as a PhD student, don't get supervision often enough, in my particular department (met and mat)
I worked at University of Birmingham (More than 3 years)
- Very flexible, can chose when you want to work
- Quite easy work for decent salary
- Can be very difficult to get shifts
I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (More than 5 years)
Lovely green campus with good facilities available
Some very experienced people who care deeply about their work
Good public transport links
Dysfunctional management - big decisions often made on the whims of individuals without any regard for process or consistency, and with no responsibility taken for the inevitable aftermath
Management increasingly full of Yes (Wo)Men
Little respect for employees
HR shocking, both operationally and in their grasp of employment law
Huge capital investment while the day-to-day infrastructure crumbles
Culture amongst some staff of 'it doesn't matter'
Attitude of 'you should be grateful to work here'
Huge use of casual contracts
Morale is on the floor
Advice to Management
Value and respect your employees - actions speak louder than words.
Line-managers and bosses tried hard to foster convivial environment.
Resistant to organising, promotion, etc.
I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (More than 3 years)
supportive, friendly, many benefits, good teaching facilities
I dont have any cons about the university of birmingham
I have been working at University of Birmingham (More than 5 years)
Flexible hours, nice location, beautiful campus
NOT very well supported
I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (More than a year)
Good benefits, Nice people to work for.
Wages could be a lot better
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