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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 20 May 2018
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Pros
  • Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills (in 11 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)

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  1. "sports activator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly staff, diverse staff, secure job

    Cons

    none, the city is a little boring

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Inclusive and friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed and friendly staff team, great culture and values, extremely inclusive

    Cons

    No opportunity to stretch or challenge self

  3. "Working for the University of Leicester"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good annual leave and lieu.

    Cons

    Lack of support, Wages low for type of work undertaken, lack of management with a lot of lone working.

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff more support, particularly emotional support.


  4. "Decent Post-doctoral Research Post"

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    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.


  5. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, management is always willing to listen to new ideas.

    Cons

    Events can be highly unorganised.


  6. "Residential advisor (campus services) The University of Leicester"

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    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good pay, friendly staff, a big team in campus services but everyone is lovely.

    Cons

    There is not much room for career progression in the job.
    The shifts are late, 6-11pm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I've really enjoyed my time here.
    Even the top management listen to you.


  7. "A great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Supportive and friendly working environment
    Independence
    Flexible hours
    Regular feedback

    Cons

    Management was not always efficient, but on the whole this didn't cause too many problems.

  8. "Great so far!"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Leicester, England

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Varied projects, great colleagues, university discounts

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be hard to manage at times


  9. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Fun team, varied work, flexible

    Cons

    Favouritism from management, inexperienced management


  10. "Senior Team Leader review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff salary, Flexible hours, great transferable skills, responsibility

    Cons

    At times too much responsibility for the pay grade

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the employees are students.


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