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University of Exeter Reviews

Updated 25 March 2019
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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)

  • "Many people work on fixed term contracts or are under semi permanent threat of redeployment" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people and great culture.

    Cons

    No bad things so far.


  2. "Studying"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. "It was professional and organised"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Exeter, England
    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


  4. "Research associate fellow"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Exeter, England
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Exeter, England

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time (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


  5. "Working at the University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good holiday allowance, lots of catering outlets on campus

    Cons

    not enough parking for staff, inefficient process led tasks, micro-managing.

    Advice to Management

    Training for managers.


  6. "1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and holiday allowance

    Cons

    Hierarchical feeling and systems implemented without consultation


  7. "Accounts Receivable Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Assistant in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Assistant in Bristol, England

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Laid back environment

    Cons

    Downsizing Finance Services so they are currently hiring on a temporary basis
    They have adopted a new finance that has not been implemented well
    Salaries are below market level

  8. "Student"

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

    Pros

    quality of education is great

    Cons

    student life can sometimes be hard to balance


  9. "Lovely atmosphere but could be kept in the loop better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Exeter part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and good sense of accomplishment

    Cons

    Pay is not so good when looking at what the Vice-Chancellor gets paid


  10. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Flexi time , salary , location

    Cons

    Management don’t listen to what you have to say