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University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated 16 October 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. "Job at uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, work hours

    Cons

    Poor managers, always complaining, never supportive


  2. "Modern facilities, good place to start research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern facilities, kind professors, big campus, good library service.

    Cons

    The management of the university seems low efficient. Security has been a problem in recent two years (2015-current).

    Advice to Management

    Simplify system, be more efficient in solving problems


  3. "Open-Day Helper"

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    Current Employee - Open Day Helper in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Open Day Helper in Birmingham, England

    Pros

    Good opportunity to meet many people within your department. Rewarding talking to new students and showing them around. Pay is good, well worthwhile for a student.

    Cons

    The opportunity to perform this work is only given to a very small number of people, but once you have done it once, it is highly likely that you will be continually asked to perform the role again.

    Advice to Management

    Make students more aware of the future employment opportunities that are in the future with good warning, so that we can plan our schedules more easily.


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  5. "Demonstrator at the School of Chemical Engineering"

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good salary (around £11/hour) and the chance to learn/refresh your knowledge in various subjects related to Chemical Engineering. You get closer to lecturers and professors and also to the student community.

    Cons

    Sometimes the tutorials assistance is proposed in very short time and you cannot properly prepare the material, or sometimes the material given is not enough as to confidently assist the students on their questions.

    Advice to Management

    Find a solid, stable procedure to pay the demonstrators, as every academic year or even term the payment method used to change.


  6. "Engineering Lab Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Incredible staff
    friendly collaborative environment
    Great learning experience

    Cons

    n/a


  7. "Great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours and good money for student work. .

    Cons

    Work is a tad boring but it goes with the job description


  8. "HR Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment and pay

    Cons

    No cons to working at University of Birmingham

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to report here today


  9. "Excellent and challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great accademia interaction, full support from senior management.

    Cons

    Heavy teaching load spread across under graduate and post graduate posts.


  10. "Student Ambassador"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good pay

    Cons

    The shifts are usually quite long


  11. Helpful (1)

    "If I could give it zero stars I would"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The campus is pretty and close to Birmingham

    Cons

    Worst university I've ever worked at (Ive worked all over world). Biosciences is totally sexist and completely dysfunctional. Horrible experience.


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