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University of Leicester Researcher Reviews

Updated 26 Nov 2019

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4.1
53%
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56%
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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
Lord Grocott
5 Ratings
  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    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

    University of Leicester2019-11-21
  2. "Same issues as any university"

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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

    University of Leicester2019-11-26
  3. "place of no hope"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    The hierarchy of the university are more keen on keeping their position instead of contribution to the university.

    University of Leicester2019-11-01
  4. "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
  5. "RASPP Team"

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    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

    University of Leicester2019-06-08
  6. "PhD studentship"

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    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.

    University of Leicester2019-05-23
  7. "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
  8. 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
  9. "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
  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly University with plenty of scope for career advancement and pursuing personal research interests.

    Cons

    Busy University environment and lots of administration

    Advice to Management

    -

    University of Leicester2017-05-12
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