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University of Exeter Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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3.7
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67%
Recommend to a Friend
43%
Approve of CEO
Sir Steve Smith
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Family friendly and flexible working options(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good pay for professional services staff(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bullying and harrassment is ignored despite senior management saying they will tackle this(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "An centre of academic, sporting and social excellence"

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    Former Employee - Student 

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people and environment, surrounded by high achievers

    Cons

    Top down management may need to be reviewed

    University of Exeter2019-06-14
  2. "Exceptional standards"

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    Former Employee - Student in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great teaching staff Great atmosphere

    Cons

    Very hilly campus No teaching in the 3rd term

    Advice to Management

    NA

    University of Exeter2019-06-11
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - KTP Associate 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, Attentive management, Engaged and helpful coworkers

    Cons

    *Sometimes. there is excessive paperwork

    University of Exeter2019-06-09
  4. "We are hugely underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lovely campus, friendly people, good food.

    Cons

    Sclerotic administration, lousy pay, even for a university

    Advice to Management

    Pay your vice-chancellor less and your academic staff more.

    University of Exeter2019-06-04
  5. "Wellbeing Services Adminisrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    There are good staff benefits

    Cons

    Poor visibility of management

    University of Exeter2019-05-14
  6. "Student Campus Partnership"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at University of Exeter part-time

      Pros

      Great environment, very friendly colleagues

      Cons

      Beaurocratic. Slow to get things done

      University of Exeter2019-05-10
    • "Great annual leave, average pay, bad management"

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      Current Employee - Sports Park in Exeter, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Great annual leave - Senior staff are great, inspirational, leaders in their field

      Cons

      - Endless layers of under-qualified middle managers, an enormous waste of company money - Pay isn't great at lower grades - Have to pay to park at work

      Advice to Management

      - Please stop hiring more middle managers, spend the money on paying your work force better and you'll see returns in performance - Please stop spending money on monitoring staff performance (audits, mystery shops... etc etc.). If you actually treat staff with respect and trust, they'll perform well **This applies only to middle management, not CEO, business partners etc**

      University of Exeter2019-05-15
    • "Studying"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Exeter full-time

      Pros

      Very good experience during my studies

      Cons

      Lack of nightlife in Exeter isn't great

      University of Exeter2019-03-25
    • "It was professional and organised"

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        Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Exeter, England

        I worked at University of Exeter full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        A great high profile organisation

        Cons

        Large organisation with many moving parts

        Advice to Management

        Communication between marketing staff and academic staff needs support

        University of Exeter2019-03-24
      • "Research associate fellow"

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          Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Exeter, England

          I worked at University of Exeter full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Beautiful campus and sufficient facilities, friendly and helpful staff, Devon and Cornwall countryside scenery

          Cons

          The support for science/engineering research is not the priority of the university

          University of Exeter2019-03-23
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