University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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3.9
71%
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55%
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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
Lord Grocott
26 Ratings
  1. "Nice colleagues but surprisingly shoddy systems"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues have been great, friendly and supportive. Work is satisfying.

    Cons

    Had no mentor. Too little structure. Have no performance based pay.

  2. "All talk and no action"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Student Support Administrator in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None to mention/It's hard to be positive with so many negatives.

    Cons

    Do not take care of staff, particularly those taking care of their students. Terrible management. Would not recommend working here!

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  3. "Lovely staff, lovely atmosphere"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Adviser in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tailored my responsibilities to my career aims and helped me develop skills.

    Cons

    Working nights can be a pain!

  4. "uni life"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Student in Leicester, England

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a great place to make friends

    Cons

    It is stressful during exams

  5. "Culture is not what it was"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Loan Group/Region Manager in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the big Midlands universities, department atmosphere is friendly

    Cons

    Leadership has no proper understanding of academic culture

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  6. "5*"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Grants Administrator in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay and working envrionment

    Cons

    old systems are difficult to change

  7. "Used to be great not so much now"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mental Health Trainer in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    Staff morale low constant disputes people overworked and under appreciated.

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  8. "Great University"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Good campus resources, very professional environment

    Cons

    Some older members of staff are a bit resistant to change

  9. "Student Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good teaching and support

    Cons

    Lack of advanced infrastructure

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  10. "Student Blogger"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Blogger in Leicester, England
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible - Paid for three blog posts

    Cons

    - You don't get paid extra if you write more than three posts

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