University of Leicester Research Associate Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

University of Leicester Research Associate Reviews

Updated 27 April 2018
4 reviews

Filter

Filter

Research Associate

4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
Lord Grocott
0 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Provides excellent training, a considerate working environment that provides equal opportunities for all" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "There needs to be more opportunities for career progression of junoir staff members (such as myself) and a more rigourous mentoring system" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management team is exceptionally poor" (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Research assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (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


  2. "Decent Post-doctoral Research Post"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England
    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 (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.

  3. "Ambitious but lack independent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Leicester (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.


  4. "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"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay, good groups and collaborations

    Cons

    my department good be better organised