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University of Bristol Reviews

Updated 7 April 2019
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Pros
  • "It's a great working environment and employers are treated fairly" (in 20 reviews)

  • "flexible hours with good hourly rate easy to fit round studies" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "career progression is not promoted" (in 8 reviews)

  • "No cons good overall experience" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "UOB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Great lecturers and great city to live in

    Cons

    Low contact hours but lots of engaging research still available


  2. "Good teaching staff, less good management"

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    Current Employee - Student in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Student in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    teaching staff are lovely and truely want the best for students

    Cons

    unfortunately it feels the opposite is true for the upper management, more focussed on profit and margins than developing learning and inspiring students

  3. "Inspire Mentor Programme"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Bristol part-time

    Pros

    Great Work Environment; Work with passionate people

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job.


  4. "Great Uni"

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    Current Employee - Student in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Student in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    really good lecturers, supportive and well kept

    Cons

    Coursework for Engineering can get overwhelming sometimes


  5. "Student Ambasssador"

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

    I have been working at University of Bristol part-time

    Pros

    As a university the employer is very well organised and everything is done step by step - and they take care of their employees well.

    Cons

    University is large so they are not very good at responding at the first instance... a lot of time it takes ages to get a reply from staffing services

    Advice to Management

    I think the best way is to have more staff in temporary staffing services and provide more funding for some services


  6. "Top-ranked University with a nice consideration of wellbeing"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment
    Top ranked
    Small groups of academics grouped in Research Groups makes things easy to handle.

    Cons

    Bristol is very expensive
    Massive Workload


  7. "I have been very happy working here!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Teaching Associate in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Senior Teaching Associate in Bristol, England

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good environment, staff are all very friendly.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything very negative.

  8. "Physics Student"

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    World class reputation, good facilities and scope of things offered. Holistic university experience

    Cons

    Little support for an intense course


  9. "EngD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom depending on the role

    Cons

    Experience very dependant on supervisor


  10. "MSc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    friendly staff
    good environment for study

    Cons

    hard to get feedback and construct connection sometimes