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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 9 October 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)

  • Provides excellent training, a considerate working environment that provides equal opportunities for all (in 7 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 Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    -


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "Good money"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Training cours"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Brand Ambassador"

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

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

    Pros

    It was flexible
    Pay is good for students
    Up to 15 hours a week

    Cons

    Shifts are first come first serve so if you don't get a shift no pay


  8. "Ambitious but lack independent"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Ambitious department. Opportunities to work on high profile projects and gain good publications.

    Cons

    Department was ran like a dictatorship, with micro management and a lack of responsibility / autonomy given to experienced members of staff. Reliance on approval from the head of department slowed down rate of progress.


  9. "Student Blogger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Able to work to your schedule.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for progression with blogging.


  10. "Researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher and Web Developer in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Researcher and Web Developer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and professional staff. Excellent scientific environment.

    Cons

    None, except awkward PC/desktop policy.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great, friendly place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly place to work and has a nice community feel. Good amounts of annual leave entitlement and many departments are flexible when it comes to childcare commitments etc.

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel there is a noticeable hierarchy between senior members of staff and other staff

    Advice to Management

    Overall communication between departments could improve and more opportunities for internal members of staff to develop their careers

    University of Leicester Response

    1 Mar 2017 – Recruitment Partner

    Thanks for your candid review. You emphasis some of the 'Pros' which are a recurrent theme on these pages. Since you posted, we have enhanced our benefits offering and launched a new benefits portal... More


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