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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 11 April 2019
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  • "Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Really nice working environment" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work: inclusive with a great culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Everyone gets on with things and there is a clear direction

    Cons

    A little upheaval at the moment but there seems to be a shift in the entire HE sector


  2. "Good Place to work and grow ."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Leaning opportunities
    International exposure
    Good Work life balance and freedom

    Cons

    A bit difficult for international candidates to find the cultural fit
    Visa issues if you are not from the UK

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on ground level development would help .

  3. "RA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly, probably easiest jobs I have had

    Cons

    Poor management skills, managers not communicating very well


  4. "Lecturer in Leicester uinersity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    small team.
    Relatively cheap property and good environment

    Cons

    Because it is small. You will have to do everything.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community feeling; great staff; opportunity for progress; management team were supportive

    Cons

    Not as much support for out of hours staff; some jobs feel like they are underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the salary matches the job responsibilities and staff will be even happier


  6. "Best Job I Ever Had"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Student Ambassador"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fits really well around your studies. Pays well and all the staff and management are very friendly and fair.

    Cons

    Can be hard to get shifts, so your often not working as many hours as you would like.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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