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University of Leicester Research Associate Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2019

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  1. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team spirit Flexible working Good progression of career and development offered Good collaborative spirit for researchers in field Very competitive with other universities Constantly making top 20 of Times higer education lists

    Cons

    In academia hours can be long Work life balance has to maintained by yourself You need to be self motivated to get the work done University sites are spread across city from hospital to main campus. - not always a problem or con but something to consider Parking permits are like gold dust at hospital sites, so if you live close public transport or hospital hopper may be the mode of transport

    University of Leicester2014-05-23
  2. "Good place to work"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    None

    University of Leicester2019-08-11
  3. "Senior research Fellow"

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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

    University of Leicester2019-04-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good facilities, but significant room for improvement on the human side"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very professional, bright, proactive, good international exposure, good place to live, efficient electrical systems, state of the art computing environments, great condition, surrounding community a good urban place to live, promotes climate friendly transport, and energy use

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, very tight security, very rigid, inadequate pay for the cost of living, poor opportunities for advancement, not adequate gender representation in key fields.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out and hire more women in science and engineering. -- there are three times more men than women. Hire men and women of color. The students are from everywhere (Asia, Africa, South America) and speak a multitude of languages, but the faculty is 95% white, Caucasian! The intent is teach students the kind of world they could create in their home countries, but we fail them by practicing the world of the status... quo.

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    University of Leicester2019-02-14
  5. "Decent Post-doctoral Research Post"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive academic environment, if you have a good supervisor is a good research position for a post-doc.

    Cons

    Leciester city location is relatively remote and working class. Cheap living costs but not a great location for active young people or families. Local medical care is particularly sub-class.

    University of Leicester2018-04-27
  6. "Ambitious but lack independent"

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    Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Leicester for less than a year

    Pros

    Ambitious department. Opportunities to work on high profile projects and gain good publications.

    Cons

    Department was ran like a dictatorship, with micro management and a lack of responsibility / autonomy given to experienced members of staff. Reliance on approval from the head of department slowed down rate of progress.

    University of Leicester2017-01-19
  7. "I did my PhD here at this university and two postdocs. I really liked it at academia and think it is a really goog unive"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good pay, good groups and collaborations

    Cons

    my department good be better organised

    University of Leicester2013-06-18
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