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Updated 5 March 2019
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  1. "Great place to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Production Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Law full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    University invests in developing people and provides development oppurtunities

    Cons

    Some senior staff have left and not been replaced leaving big gaps in teams.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Law full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked at the University for over a year now and no single day has ever been the same.

    The work is interesting, challenging and from my own professional perspective developmental. The people are nice and the pay and benefits package are competitive when compared to other HE providers.

    My line manager is very supportive and in my experience senior management are very approachable.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any particular downsides in my short time with the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your staff and be seen to act upon any issues or worrying trends that come to light, to ensure that staff remain engaged.

  3. "This place is beyond terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There are no pros at all

    Cons

    Bullying, back stabbing culture. I didn't know work places could be as bad as this.
    The most unprofessional environment. If they don't like you, watch out!

    Advice to Management

    I don't trust some of the management, so I wouldn't ask for advice.


  4. "Big promises - no rewards"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Law full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, good pension, fairly easy work

    Cons

    Management visit centres and promise the world, nothing ever happens. Tick box exercise. Bullying of staff rife especially in Leeds. Good practice put into place but never observed.

    Advice to Management

    Heed your own staff survey results, you asked staff their opinions, when you received the answer you didn't want to hear you buried the survey.


  5. "Desk Based Coporate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Support in London, England
    Former Employee - Student Support in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Law full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    • HR were kind
    • Somewhat flexible start/finish hours

    Cons

    • Very desk based
    • Very “us and them” between support/academics
    • Image conscious
    • lots of admin
    • limited budgets
    • poor communication between departments
    • no London weighting for support staff
    • no value or appreciation of staff
    • Have to use A/L to take Christmas period off...

    Advice to Management

    Give support staff London weighting? ULaw is a low paying uni, support staff already feel undervalued by everyone


  6. "Exciting to be part of....."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Law full-time

    Pros

    I work with a great team who strongly encourage development. We have support from the top which enables us to get involved in some exciting projects. The benefits package is one of the best I have seen and I have been promoted several times in the past 7 years, so career progression has been good for me. I love working here!

    Cons

    Lack of management development training


  7. "Professional & Creative"

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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 Law full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow and learn through a professional environment. Student and growth focussed in specialist fields.

    Cons

    No cons at present, potential to grow is available.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid at all cost"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Law full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous holiday allowance of six weeks

    Cons

    The most shockingly incompetent, inept executive board I have had to work for. The most dysfunctional organisation, which has a very high turn over rate of staff.

    Staff treated as disposable commodities when they are unable to achieve the most basic tasks of their jobs due to the dysfunctional management style which sees senior management changing their minds about key business decisions on a weekly basis.

    No professional career progression opportunities whatsoever.

    AVOID. You will only end up burnt out and demoralised like the majority of staff who have either left or remain there.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Law full-time

    Pros

    Can not think of one good thing to say

    Cons

    Bullying culture from teaching staff to support staff. No training very much learn in the job. Blame culture and no management support.

    Advice to Management

    Support staff matter


  10. "Hard work but rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in London, England
    Current Employee - Support in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people (generally) are great and really committed to the development of the students and their professional qualifications. The Board seem to be in a much better place than they were 18m ago and working together with more stability. They are human - but it's also a two way process - we all need to make an effort to acknowledge each other.

    Managers are flexible with staff if this is reciprocated and the availability of training has increased dramatically over the last year or so. Most people are very friendly and supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Some of the systems are not great and still need updating but the IT comms are good at keeping us informed of what they are doing.

    New intranet - at last!!!! Unfortunately some people still can't be bothered to make an effort for themselves and go and look at it......

    Some of the longer serving members of staff are still stuck in the past - 'why can't we have summers off......' really?! 'why do I have to come in when it's quiet......' really?! They need to understand we are a business and, like the rest of the world, have to change and adapt to keep up - or there will be no jobs! Have you tried doing something in those 'quiet times' (I've never had any) which is not just 'your job' and helping others?

    If people are unhappy in their role (or any aspect of life) - change it! Don't try and depress your colleagues with your point of view - it's a big world out there, try it ;-)

    Advice to Management

    Tackle the historic issues that create an unequal workforce - extra days holidays and location weighting for academic staff - how is that fair? The support staff generally receive lower salaries but travel the same routes to get work/live in those areas?

    Keep up the comms and keep up the visits.