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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 6 March 2019
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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 9 reviews)

  • "Really nice working environment" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is not much room for career progression in the job" (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "pdra in leicester university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, Leicester is a good place to live in

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.


  2. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Support from other staff and services

    Cons

    Projects/ development can be slow

  3. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Location and parking are quite good if you're lucky enough to get a permit

    Cons

    Real lack of basic amenities on campus. Not very student friendly in my opinion. Very poor standard of work and real lack of ambition.


  4. "Lecture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    It had really good working environment

    Cons

    No child vouch has been cancelled


  5. 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
    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 (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.


  6. "Great place to work: inclusive with a great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Everyone gets on with things and there is a clear direction

    Cons

    A little upheaval at the moment but there seems to be a shift in the entire HE sector


  7. "Good Place to work and grow ."

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

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

    Pros

    Good Leaning opportunities
    International exposure
    Good Work life balance and freedom

    Cons

    A bit difficult for international candidates to find the cultural fit
    Visa issues if you are not from the UK

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on ground level development would help .

  8. "RA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly, probably easiest jobs I have had

    Cons

    Poor management skills, managers not communicating very well


  9. "Lecturer in Leicester uinersity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    small team.
    Relatively cheap property and good environment

    Cons

    Because it is small. You will have to do everything.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community feeling; great staff; opportunity for progress; management team were supportive

    Cons

    Not as much support for out of hours staff; some jobs feel like they are underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the salary matches the job responsibilities and staff will be even happier