University of Bristol Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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  1. "University of Bristol"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are very friendly and take care of each other. The place is awesome.

    Cons

    The pay compare to Industry is less. This is true for all the universities.

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Good staff development opportunities Academic freedom

    Cons

    Job insecurity as there are very few permanent positions


  3. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student Mentor in Bristol, England

    I have been working at University of Bristol part-time

    Pros

    Really good and enjoyable work

    Cons

    Sometimes not good and enjoyable work

  4. "Demonstrator for undergraduate"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Lab Demonstrator in Bristol, England

    I worked at University of Bristol part-time

    Pros

    Good experience and pay, was an enjoyable role

    Cons

    Had to repeat the same lesson 4 times

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Bristol, England

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Everyone in my department is incredibly supportive, makes it a joy to work here

    Cons

    Not as many progression opportunities in the tech side compared to admin or academic

  6. "Efficient and a great company to work for."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Student Ambassador in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Paid on time and helpful staff!

    Cons

    No negatives to mention here!

  7. "it's a fine job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Supportive colleagues, university closure days plus annual leave

    Cons

    Mediocre salary and progression opportunities

  8. "Generally friendly"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    mostly positive environment, good students, good colleagues

    Cons

    insanely bureaucratic. Stupid academic calendar.

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  9. "EPRSC Funded student"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Enough money, non taxed salary so take-home is £17000

    Cons

    Not lots of money considering qualification (Eng. degree)

  10. COVID-19

    "Good opportunities for progression"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Administrative Team in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    If you find yourself the right fit teamwise, and your managers are encouraging, you can prove your worth and find role satisfaction.

    Cons

    Understaffing due to pandemic recruitment freeze has been tough on many.

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