University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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3.9
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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
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26 Ratings
  1. "phd student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    great research opportunities and very supportive

    Cons

    small campus and not a lot of space

  2. "place of no hope"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Leicester is good place to live in, cheap, multi-culture, and people are friendly

    Cons

    Heavily over time working, no respect of your contribution, no fairness, just politics. No support for junior staff at all.

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  3. "Good opportunities and people, hindered by infrastructure and out dated policies"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Leicester, England

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, forward thinking people, variety of work, large employer, training, facilities

    Cons

    glass ceiling, poor progression, lack of permanent contracts, poor advancement for women in senior roles, slow to progress, lack of promotion or bonuses (incentives)

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  4. "Great Team and Great work for students"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good team and love the job. Excellent Training

    Cons

    Might be a bit much during exam season if you don't get time off

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  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good supporting staff and lab facilities

    Cons

    Lots of unnecessary paper work

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  6. "Great place to work in"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear objectives, very supportive team, starting from technical analysts to project manager, good salary and flexible hours

    Cons

    Working on a phone/pc screen a whole day might not be for everyone.

  7. "Review of bein an RA"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for communicating with other students get to enjoy many different events become first aid trainning,mental first aid trainning and trained to teach others how to cook

    Cons

    you sometimes have too much fun

  8. "Stressful but supportive"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Project 

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    good flexibility with working hours

    Cons

    pay could be a bit higher

  9. "PhD studentship"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous salary for a student.

    Cons

    Nothing really, I'm grateful for it.

  10. "It’s good all in all"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser 

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

    Pros

    Get to talk to alumni Free chocolate and snacks Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be awkward if you don’t get an ask from your giver which can demotivate the fundraiser

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