University of Derby UK Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2021

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University of Derby UK Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Kathryn Mitchell
Kathryn Mitchell
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work and great facilities(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good working environment, friendly staff, efficient communication(in 8 reviews)

  • 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)

  • "communication between departments(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      18 Jun 2021 - Assistant Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good company to work at

      Cons

      Nothing, good company to work

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Working as an IT Technician

      16 Feb 2021 - Operations Delivery Technician in Derby, England, England
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      Pros

      The People are great, the working environment is varied and there's a lot of interesting things happening around this place. You get access to great software packages and facilities Training and development is paid for so you can get Microsoft and other professional qualifications for free and further your prospects Its a comfortable environment and you can find yourself being stuck here for years.

      Cons

      A lot is asked for you to progress and the salary does not match-up to the skill set you posses. This is balanced by the free training aspect, however if you don't take advantage of this, development in terms of job role and salary negotiations is very limited. A number of my team who completed Certifications such as Cisco CCNA, did not go on to have a career in the University's network team. Lots of Red tape around roles and positions even more so down to Covid budget cuts. Not easy to progress unless you work well above and beyond your job description. Alright for some, easy place to retire, once you're in, you're in for good. Teams get bogged down by people who want an easy life instead of the improve the services.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Environment

      17 Jun 2021 - Student in Derby, England, England
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      Pros

      Good good good good good

      Cons

      Late clases timings mostly in university

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Busy but a nice team

      13 Jun 2021 - Lecturer in Derby, England, England
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      Pros

      Good support from others in the lecturing team

      Cons

      High workload and you can end up taking on too much work

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Values

      15 Mar 2021 - Lecturer in Derby, England, England
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      Pros

      Supportive environment, high trust in employees, and expanding career possibilities. The institution is highly focused in the success of both staff and students, and this is noticeable across institution policy.

      Cons

      Highly demanding work and task load - as expected in any HE institution due the nature of the job. So, it is not necessarily a con.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place

      4 Jun 2021 - Job Coach in Derby, England, England
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      Pros

      Good place to work with good people

      Cons

      long hours and tight budgets

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Walks the walk

      21 Apr 2021 - Senior Lecturer in Derby, England, England
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      Pros

      They really do 'walk the walk', especially with equality and diversity work. You are supported and celebrated for who you are and what you bring to the University. The VC keeps staff abreast of developments and always acts in a responsible manner; over COVID for example, I've never doubted the University's commitment to keeping us all safe.

      Cons

      Paperwork heavy; but I've yet to hear of us falling short on legal compliance in any area as a result.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great people who consistently strive to do the right thing for the students, stakeholders and each other.

      23 Apr 2021 - Advisor in Derby, England, England
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      Pros

      Professional people who are a pleasure to work with.. Desire to succeed and continuously improve. Passionate and driven VC.

      Cons

      Bureaucracy. Pay levels but I don’t think you work at a University to get financially rich.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Testing Covid-19 for students and council workers at Derby City Council

      6 May 2021 - COVID-19 Tester in Derby, England, England
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      Pros

      Pleased overall. Good ppe. Felt safe .tested everyday. Good environment, nice manager .

      Cons

      Pleased overall, sometimes pride park was a pain to get to

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      High turnover of staff

      10 Jun 2021 - Undisclosed Position 
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      Pros

      Easy to get to by car although parking can be difficult in normal times

      Cons

      A high turnover of staff and lack of company benefits. I was pushed out after making significant contributions.

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