University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 13 May 2021

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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
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33 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great

    1 Mar 2021 - Research Assistant in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    skill development, excellent colleagues, good pay

    Cons

    none that I can think of

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Mechanical Engineering Student

    10 Feb 2021 - Student in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Adapted well to online teaching

    Cons

    Does not pay staff enough, so they go on strike which leads to a decrease in quality of teaching

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    University of Leicester

    20 Feb 2021 - Postgraduate Researcher in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Growing facilities and improving services

    Cons

    Currently going under a transformation causing redundancies in social studies departments and administrative staff.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Pretty good

    22 Feb 2021 - Campus Services in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    good pay and hours so good

    Cons

    bad health and safety at times

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Nice colleagues but typical problems as with other universities

    16 Feb 2021 - Lab Technician 
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    Pros

    The campus and courses are not too big - you get to know both colleagues and students You can have a lot of influence due to the close contact with students and colleagues

    Cons

    The university (like others) wants to run as a business but has no idea how to Undervaluation of professional services Unstructured processes and little oversight of the big picture

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Decent student job

    27 Jan 2021 - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Supportive management and reasonable pay for a student job

    Cons

    Work hours run late into the evening and some tasks feel like you're bugging the residents rather than helping them.

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Research Administrator post at Leicester Clinical Trials Unit based at University of Leicester

    1 Nov 2020 - Research Administrator 
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    Pros

    - Flexible working - Seniors might like you if you work like a robot above and beyond your working hours and promote you if you are lucky. - Research administrator jobs always advertised regularly as people come and then leave within a few months of working at the unit.

    Cons

    - Extremely toxic place to work - Pay is rubbish (Grade 3) - Trial managers are very ungrateful and unappreciative for any good work you do and will criticise where they possibly can to stop your progression - The unit is stingy and in order to save money they will employee one research administrator who is expected to work under 2/3 trial managers. Therefore the administrator will be under enormous pressure to complete all the tasks delegated by the managers working above them. This is not made obvious in the interview. It is totally not worth it as it is a Grade 3 job! - Dirty politics and harassment takes place behind closed doors -Senior management team have their favourites. Therefore complaining to them is useless because they will not understand or take any appropriate action. Ultimately you will end up looking for another job and leaving the unit.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Student Blogger

    9 Jan 2021 - Student Blogger 
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    Pros

    - Get paid to write three blog posts per month - Full control about what you write

    Cons

    - It's a fixed amount for three posts per month and you dont get extra if you write more.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Medium

    10 Mar 2021 - Research Scientist in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Diversity Inclusion and EDi values in the university

    Cons

    Not leadership, lack of clarity and information during COVID19

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good if you’re willing to put in the time

    9 Jan 2021 - Senior Solution Developer in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Professional, at the front of the sector, good people

    Cons

    Public sector pay, as with all universities there is an element to “doing your time”

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