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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 20 November 2017
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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 8 reviews)

  • As a student ambassador - Good pay, nice colleagues and bosses, surprisingly fun job (in 6 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. "research short contract"

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

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    good rese a r c h

    Cons

    not se c u r e


  2. "Student Ambassador - Good Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    As a student ambassador - Good pay, nice colleagues and bosses, surprisingly fun job

    Cons

    Open days could use more signs that give directions


  3. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Fast-paced work environment

    Cons

    - Unclear job expectations
    - Blurry job roles
    - Very competitive


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  5. "Uni"

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    Current Employee - Student in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Student in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere on campus etc really nice people

    Cons

    Dept of Economics is rubbish don't bother
    Staff at team Leicester can be difficult to work with


  6. "GTA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to improve your teaching skills.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Make more collaborations with other Universities and promote PhD students more


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly University with plenty of scope for career advancement and pursuing personal research interests.

    Cons

    Busy University environment and lots of administration

    Advice to Management

    -


  8. "Great potential... complete lack of planning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Campus facilities; i.e gym, library and cafeterias
    Great buildings
    Pioneering research

    Cons

    Lack of skilled managers - managers have been promoted due to staff leaving, not due to merit
    Plans never come to fruition. Lack of organisational structure leads to doing what "we can" rather than doing what "we should"
    Be prepared for long days

    Advice to Management

    Invest in management training. Create a clear vision and structure before employing more staff.


  9. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great managers, very flexible

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of


  10. "Good money"

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

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities, flexible shifts like all uni ambassador schemes, Assessment Centre to select was useful

    Cons

    Visit days and Open days can get repetitive and boring


  11. "Training cours"

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

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Very pleased for working in leicester

    Cons

    Short time to get full experience

    Advice to Management

    Make the course long time


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