University of Derby UK Reviews

Updated 8 Jun 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.5
62%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
Approve of CEO
University of Derby UK Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Kathryn Mitchell
Kathryn Mitchell
8 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "If a member of the team leaves, their work is offloaded on to the others in the team and it takes a while to recruit a new staff member(in 4 reviews)

  • "Many academics are trapped and want to leave but can’t due to family, location, state of HE generally etc(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work, positive culture and environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary, flexible working, strong values, pleasant environment and culture, welcoming to new staff.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive environment Positive culture Working hours balanced Plenty of ambition and potential, in a positive way Good support network for new starters Lots of opportunities to develop Excellent reward package including holidays and pension.

    Cons

    Dispersed campus, we are not all on one main campus.

  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Breath of fresh air"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time

    Pros

    Its a great place to work. I feel genuinely respected, appreciated, rewarded for good work and most importantly they offer genuine flexible working where no one begrudges you a true work life balance. A real breath of fresh air from some companies who claim to offer flexible working and be forward thinking but the reality doesn't match the claims. The University is a really positive working environment and I am enjoying my time here immensely. Great annual leave allowance and pension too. During the pandemic, the University have been an employer to be proud of, there is so much work they are doing to support the local hospitals with scanning equipment, PPE, nursing and other healthcare workers, Ipads for patients to keep in touch with their loved ones, Covid-19 testing stations, and this is on top of the usual programme of civic engagement and funding.

    Cons

    The food is quite pricey compared with other staff food provision I have used but I just take my own.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Working at the University of Derby"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Planning Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time

    Pros

    An inspirational place to work with Management and Staff having high aspirations for the University and the local community

    Cons

    As with most Higher Educational establishments historic practices can stifle innovation

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment & Induction Processes Very Smooth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Operations Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent support from application through to appointment and then starting in the role, even with the current challenges.

    Cons

    Same as with any university in the current climate.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work that Really puts its' Students' First."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Graphic Designer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, work/life balance is top-notch. Great culture, with a fun, dedicated team that continue to enjoy coming in to work every day.

    Cons

    Not the best pay, not always organised (though they are working to change this).

    Continue reading
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Univeristy, growing fast."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Derby UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many opportunities for research and personal development through internal training.

    Cons

    Different buildings are not really close.

  8. "Derby Uni"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Environment Artist in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK part-time

    Pros

    Good support network for staff

    Cons

    Very generalised and non-specific communication between the staff and the students at critical times when deadlines and assessments are at risk of being failed or affected.

  9. "Good for teaching, bad for research"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time

    Pros

    all structures are based to deliver good teaching official strategy is to facilitate research but there is no know how to implement this

    Cons

    no structure for productive research

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Team Leader 

    I have been working at University of Derby UK part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    they are very flexible and helpful

    Cons

    have to pay for car parking

Found 81 reviews