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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 15 January 2018
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Pros
  • Flexible working hours - I am often able to fit a 7 hour day between the hours of 7am and 9pm which is good for when I have other commitments (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills (in 10 reviews)

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

  • Lack of job stability - hard to get job made permanent due to nature of work (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Football activator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Couldn't think of any in particular


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Great place to be around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to be around

    Cons

    nothing much cant complain much


  8. "Not in the top 1% globally"

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    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    This review is to flag up that Leicester were recently told by the ASA that they were not allowed to claim they were in the top 1% worldwide. However, they are still using this on their advertising header on this site.

    Also, please note that many of the reviews are written by students, about their student jobs (student ambassador; football activator whatever that means; etc.). The reviews from academics are rather less positive to say the least.

    The main problem is that the management are very poor. Their recent attempts to fire whole departments has backfired and now they are picking off people individually. However, they have unfortunately selected the hardest working people (who have not had time to work on their grants and research) to subject to "performance management". Oh dear. These hard working individuals will likely leave, and the University will be very much the worse off.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately they don't like to hear advice, so I will refrain from giving it.


  9. "Part-time"

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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Timings to work
    - Friendly management
    - Has a great atmosphere that enables you to socialize and work at the same time.

    Cons

    There is nothing in particular that is wrong with reference to the accommodation management.


  10. "Enjoyable with a great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment, friendly staff, good on site facilities.

    Cons

    A fair bit of unnecessary bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps offer more opportunities for development and learning for staff in order to get the best out of people.


  11. "Good University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, very helpful and good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    With the exception of the library and new medicine building, the campus can look quite rundown in parts.


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