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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 6 November 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 9 reviews)

  • "Pleasant, supportive working environment" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "In the field I worked in there was limited scope for career progression after a certain level" (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Departmental UCAS Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Fit around your work schedule, interesting, good money

    Cons

    Not that many shifts


  2. "Best Job I Ever Had"

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    Former Employee - Principal Computer Officer in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Principal Computer Officer in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice working environment.
    Staff are helpful, friendly and respectful.
    Good secure employment.
    Very interesting work.

    Cons

    Salary isn't quite as competitive as can be obtained in industry.
    In the field I worked in there was limited scope for career progression after a certain level.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire me again.

  3. "Excellent environment - poor strategic planning from the top"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Excellent environment where you have an opportunity to work with some dedicated, professional people

    Cons

    Top down management and many glass ceilings due to 'elitist attitudes of some managers. The gentle HR regime means that often people get away with a great deal in terms of sickness absence and conduct before being called to account

    Advice to Management

    Invest in infrastructure - especially IT. This will bring greater benefits than focussing on salary savings.


  4. "Good so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    They give you a decent pension and fair pay

    Cons

    There are a lack of additional benefits like healthcare


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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