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University of Leicester Research Assistant Reviews

Updated 21 Jul 2020

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4.3
78%
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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
Lord Grocott
5 Ratings
  1. "An excellent employer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting job role and friendly supportive staff / managers

    Cons

    Work could be boom and bust, with not much happening one week, and sudden surge of work the next - based on deadlines for academic projects and funding bids, or sudden need to do lots of marking.

  2. "Student Part Time Job, Gained Recognition and Much Needed Extra Cash"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Research Analyst in Leicester, England

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Good pay for a student, Interacted with big companies.

    Cons

    At the time there were genuinely no downfalls for me.


  3. "5*"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Grants Administrator in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay and working envrionment

    Cons

    old systems are difficult to change

  4. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate 

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

    Pros

    Great an supportive environment for knowledge sharing

    Cons

    Leicester is small, however beautiful

  5. "Same issues as any university"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

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

    Pros

    Nice environment and people to work with, yearly increment pay rise

    Cons

    Not always access to the equipment which would enable innovative research due to funding constraints

  6. "place of no hope"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Leicester is good place to live in, cheap, multi-culture, and people are friendly

    Cons

    Heavily over time working, no respect of your contribution, no fairness, just politics. No support for junior staff at all.

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  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good supporting staff and lab facilities

    Cons

    Lots of unnecessary paper work

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  8. "RASPP Team"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Research Assistant 

    I worked at University of Leicester for less than a year

    Pros

    Very helpful and welcoming bunch of people

    Cons

    The office is a bit small and crowded

  9. "PhD studentship"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generous salary for a student.

    Cons

    Nothing really, I'm grateful for it.

  10. "Senior research Fellow"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly collegial atmosphere, good interaction across departments

    Cons

    Money saying policy at the moment

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